Wild & Scenic Film Library


A bowl of popcorn in front of the TV. It's movie night!Take advantage of our favorite perk for active SYRCL members. Did you know you can borrow selections of films from all the years of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival from our library?

Check out our film filter and search titles from the festivals here in the library.

Looking for a vintage title? Browse through the entire catalog of film titles either by titlegenre, or award winner from 2003 to the present.

Borrowing Rules

In preparation for your upcoming rentals, here are some of the borrowing rules:

  • You must be an active SYRCL member to check out a film. Rentals are free for members. Not sure if you are a member? Call or email Eric Robins at 530-265-5961 ext 220 to check your membership status. If you know you aren’t a current member or simply need to renew, visit Membership and sign up.
  • We cannot mail any films. Pickup and drop-off are self-service and in person only. Visit the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) main office at 313 Railroad Ave., Nevada City. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm. We can only offer this service to local members. Thanks for understanding.
  • Borrowers are strictly prohibited from ripping or copying DVDs from the library.
  • Films may only be viewed for in-home, personal use. Permission is not granted for group showings.
  • Rentals are for one week only.
  • Rentals are limited to three films at any given time.
  • Please take care of the DVDs. Do not leave them where they may be damaged.

How to Check Out a Film

Wild & Scenic Film Library. Be inspired by the Wild & Scenic Film Festival's official selections year round! Enjoy nearly 1,000 motivating films that have made a difference across the world in the last decade. Become a member of the South Yuba River Citizens League today to borrow these films.

The film library is to the right of the front door at the SYRCL office.

  1. Please fill out the film check-out slip with the required information and place the paper where the DVD was stored. This makes it easier for us to know where the film is.
  2. Place the DVD in a case located beneath the binders.

How to Return a Film

  1. Look at the colored circle sticker to find the year, or look for the year written on the DVD.
  2. Please place the DVD back in the appropriate year’s binder in the slot labeled with the film title.
  3. Return the case to where you found it.
  4. You may then recycle the slip with your information.
  5. If you are confused or in a hurry, please place the DVD in the film return box.

Almost 1,000 Motivating Films to Choose From

Please note: not all films from each year’s festival will be included in the library.

If you’re looking for a way to pass the time until the new selections are added, we have a collection of library films starting from 2003. That’s years of enthralling environmental, activist, cultural and inspiring film right at your fingertips. Come on down and check it out!