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Public Performance Rights (PPR) for video at Trexler Library

Getting video with PPR

Do you want to show a film to a 'public' audience?

Obtaining public performance rights (PPR) or a public performance license for a film is relatively easy. Contact Trexler Library staff by email or phone and we will help make the necessary arrangements.

While fees vary, they are generally between $200-400 per showing. 

Showing unlicensed media, whether borrowed from the library or rented, purchased, or streamed, to groups outside of the face-to-face classroom may be illegal, and may place the offending party and college at legal risk.  This guide is intended to provide information and resources about Public Performance Rights for screening film media within and outside of the classroom at Muhlenberg.

Portions of this guide are based, with permission, on the Public Performance Rights for Screening Media page from University of Kansas, and the Obtaining public performance licenses for films page from Lafayette College.

Help with purchasing PPR

To get help with Library purchases:

  • Please direct questions about purchasing and funding to Karen Gruber, Acquisitions and Budget Manager, 

karengruber@muhlenberg.edu or extension 3570.  

  • Please direct questions about content to your library liaisons.
  • Have questions about how to use a platform or service, or reference questions? Ask a Librarian.