RESOURCE: Media Lending Library

Presented by:
Humanities Tennessee
Local Partner: K-12 Institutions, Libraries, Nonprofits, Other Subject: Digital Humanities, Other, Varies Audience: All, K-12, Other

Humanities Tennessee’s Media Lending Library consists of a wide range of award-winning, humanities-based documentaries largely funded by the Southern Humanities Media Fund. To view a full catalog of offered documentaries, click here.

The uses for Humanities Tennessee’s documentaries are as varied as the subject matter of the videos themselves. Yet, while the topics are as wide-ranging as literature, labor strikes, and politics, they all share the theme of Southern history and culture, making them suitable for an in-depth, multifaceted series of film discussion programs for public audiences.


Use of the documentary films in the library is open to any non-profit organization in Tennessee including government agencies and K–12 teachers. All requests are handled on a first come, first served basis, and must be received by at least three weeks in advance of the screening date.