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digitalcampus

Swank Digital Campus provides access to new and classic Hollywood films, documentaries, and TV series from major studios. Support and technical requirements for using Swank can be found here.

kanopy

Kanopy offers thousands of independent films, world cinema, documentaries, and TV series from distributors including PBS, the Criterion Collection, and Media Education Foundation. Support and technical requirements for using Kanopy can be found here.

docuseek2

Docuseek2 provides documentaries covering a range of social, environmental, and political issues, from distributors including Icarus Films, Bullfrog Films, and the National Film Board of Canada.

Digitalia

Digitalia offers a collection of classic and contemporary films and documentaries from Latin America, Europe, and the US.

AVO

Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) is a multidisciplinary collection of documentaries, news programs, performances, and films from Hollywood and independent distributors including Sony Pictures Classics and Milestone Films.

ffe

Feature Films for Education is a great selection of Hollywood films, animation, and documentaries, including acclaimed films like Malala, Hidden Figures, 12 Years a Slave, Life of Pi, The Shape of Water and more.

tugg

Tugg EVOD is a documentary platform featuring recent and historical social and political films including Harvest of Empire, Resilience, Paper Tigers, Generation StartUp, and more.

fpf

Film Platform is a documentary platform with award-winning films of social, political and cultural importance. It covers a wide range of subjects including human rights, reproductive justice, surveillance, gun-violence, and more. Includes classroom standards like Human Flow, Girl Rising, RBG, Dolores, An Inconvenient Sequel, How to Survive a Plague, and Poverty Inc.

The library has access to thousands of streaming Hollywood and independent feature films, documentaries, and TV series through a variety of online platforms which can be accessed on and off campus. Streaming video services have replaced the library’s cable channel broadcasts as of 2016, and can be utilized to make films more accessible to students for course-assignments.

For a complete list of video streaming platforms the library licenses, see the library’s database page and filter by “film and video”.

Request Streaming Movies for a Course

  • Faculty may request streaming movies through the course reserves form, or by contacting the Cinematic Arts Librarian, Molly Fair
  • If we do not currently have access to a film through one of our streaming platforms, we will try to locate a distributor or copyright holder to obtain a digital license to stream the film legally. Please note, this may not be possible for all titles.
  • Ideally requests should be made at least 2 weeks prior to your screening date or assignment date. Please note, it takes time to locate and contact distributors, and for the content to be uploaded to a server. If the film is available, you will receive notification.
  • Copyright law does not permit us to digitize an entire film without permission from the rights holder, but digitizing reasonable and limited portions is permissible under certain circumstances including the purposes of teaching or instruction. The Technology Learning Center (TLC) can assist with digitizing and creating video clips for courses.

Listen to E-Audiobooks

The library’s e-audiobooks are available through the RB Digital platform which offers a selection of new recreational titles, classics, and books for children.

  • Patrons must do a one-time account set up on the RB Digital site. Select the “Register” link in the upper right-hand side of the screen.
  • If you register for the first time while off campus, you will be asked for our keycode which is Spiders.
  • Download the Media Manager here.
  • Learn more about using OneClickdigital through the FAQ’s and Tutorial Videos on the support page.
  • You search OneClickdigital for available titles or find all the titles in the library’s catalog under the subject heading Downloadable audio books.