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Resources for Faculty: Streaming Video

Streaming Video

The library began acquiring streaming licenses for select films for online teaching in Spring 2020 with the onset of the COVID pandemic. Below please find information on current licenses and guidelines for requesting streaming video in 2021-2022:

  • Current licenses:
    • Browse the catalog for Videos Currently Licensed for Streaming (expiration dates vary). If you want to incorporate one of these films into a class, direct your students to click the "View Now" button in the library catalog to view the film. Or contact to request a direct link to a film
    • Films on Demand History Collection: A collection of over 5,000 documentaries, educational videos, interviews, speeches, and newsreels covering the ancient world to the present day. You can use pre-made clips, full videos, and custom segments for teaching and learning. Tip: to limit your search by subtopic, use the filters at the top of the search results list.
  • Prioritizing online courses: In order to manage the budget wisely, in 2021-2022 we must prioritize streaming titles for online courses, followed by hybrid courses.
  • DVDs for on-campus courses: For in-person courses, in most cases, the library will purchase DVDs rather than streaming licenses.
  • Limitations: While the Library will attempt to fulfill all streaming requests, please note that some requests cannot be filled due to issues of cost or availability. For instance, many streaming services (including Netflix and Amazon Prime) do *not* offer institutional licensing for libraries; therefore, while there are some exceptions, most videos that are available only through one of those services would need to be accessed by students on their own individual accounts.
  • Streaming Video Request Form: Use this form to request pricing and availability of a streaming video for your class. Library staff will review your request and contact you about next steps.
  • Questions? Contact



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