Lending Library


If you see a film that moves you, borrow the film and invite your friends, family and neighbors to join you at home for your own screening, potluck and discussion. We consider providing access to our film library just as much a part of our mission as our scheduled film events.

We’ve shown a lot of documentaries since our first screening of the weekly “Meaningful Movies” in 2003, and instead of the DVDs just sitting on our shelves after the screening, we loan them out at no cost to anyone who wants to borrow them.


The process for borrowing films:

  1. DVDs can be checked out on Friday evenings when we show our weekly movie at Meaningful Movies in Wallingford (see map here), or in some special instances you can make arrangements to come by the library location to pick up a DVD. If you’re a new borrower, we’ll ask for your contact information which we keep private and only use to contact you should you be late on returning a DVD.
  2. We ask that you return the DVD within a week or two so that others can also borrow it and learn from it as well.
  3. Our DVDs are loaned for personal use only. If you intend to show a DVD to a crowd outside of your home, you will need to verify if you first need to obtain screening rights. If you need help with this, feel free to contact us.
  4. Again, we offer this as a free service to all, and like the Meaningful Movies themselves, we consider this a community-owned benefit, but WE DO NEED DONATIONS to replace damaged & lost films. Please consider donating a couple of dollars when you borrow our DVDs to help us maintain this resource. Thank you!

Past films that we’ve shown at the Meaningful Movies

To view lists of films shown between 2003-2015, including descriptions, please click here >

LATE BORROWERS – Please return DVD’s in a timely manner.

Our film library is a community resource. Considerable cost and effort goes into its maintence and into its management. Please return DVD’s within your time committment so that others can also borrow.