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AudioVisual Rental Collection
of the
The Society for In Vitro Biology

The Society for In Vitro Biology has an extensive audiovisual film library that we offer through mail order. Our complete collection has been broken down into major categories for faster downloading and easy access by subject. You are invited to peruse the library. Please contact the business office if you wish to rent a film at (919) 562-0600 or by email at

Both mail and telephone orders are invited. Telephone orders must be confirmed by a purchase order—mark the purchase order CONFIRMATION. Non USA orders must be prepaid. Identify films by using both the catalog number, title, and format VHS, B/W, etc.). Specify both a shipping and billing address.

The Audiovisual Committee is anxious to hear from investigators who have films or videocassettes to donate to the Library. For more information, please contact Marietta Wheaton Ellis at


  • 16 mm—$30.00 per week SIVB members; $40.00 non-members.
    VHS Video—See separate pricing
  • Up to 3 short 16 mm films may be rented at one time for the same rental rates. These films include silent films that have a running time of under 16 minutes and sound films that have a running time of under 11 minutes.
  • Minimum rental period—1 week.
    Renters are allowed 5 days (in transit, shipping) for return of the film after the rental period. A late charge of $10.00 per day is charged for films received after the rental and return period.

Shipping & Insurance:

  • Renter pays shipping and insurance both directions
  • USA shipped by United Parcel Service (16 mm) or First Class VHS). All other countries by air freight (air mail to Canada).
  • Renter MUST insure returning films at $200.00 each. If uninsured film is lost, renter is liable for replacement costs.


  • Permission must be obtained in writing by the renter of the film from the SIVB before any portion may be shown to the general public or by appearing in printed form in any publication. Duplication in any manner is strictly prohibited under copyright regulations.