Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies

The Browne Popular Culture Library is open by appointment only for the Fall 2020 semester. 

To check out DVDs, follow the directions on the Requesting DVDs page or simply go to the library catalog, look up your title, and request it from there.

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At this time, we are unable to offer in-person tours of the collection and face-to-face instruction is limited, but we are committed to offering various kinds of remote instruction in the form of LibGuides, video conferencing and assistance, online instructional tools, etc.  For more information, contact Stefanie Hunker, instruction librarian for the School of Cultural & Critical Studies.


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(DVDs available for BGSU faculty, staff, & students with valid BGSU ID)

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The Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL), founded in 1969, is the most comprehensive archive of its kind in the United States.  Our focus and mission is to acquire and preserve research materials on American Popular Culture (post 1876) for curricular and research use.

Our collection strengths include research materials on popular fiction, popular entertainment, and the graphic arts. As an archive, our collection does not circulate, with the exception of our DVD collection.  A large part of our collection is searchable via the library catalog and we maintain research guides and finding aids for browsing the remainder of the collection.

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