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Locating and using streaming and physical media (films, music, etc.).

Physical Media

The Library collects physical media for curricular use. Search our catalog for DVDs and CDs.

Please complete the appropriate form if you wish to recommend a collection addition or place an item on Course Reserve.

Streaming Media

Streaming Video

We are working with two of the biggest streaming video vendors which together offer close to 60,000 films from the latest blockbusters to highly specialized documentaries.

We are extremely excited about this program, as faculty members can embed video links, clips, and playlists directly into Blackboard, making course assignments convenient and accessible for all. 

Swank (  

We have purchased a package of 30 one-year licenses from Swank. We will be licensing films for curricular use on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Currently available for Spring 2021:

  1. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  2. Booksmart
  3. Bowling for Columbine
  4. Chicken Run
  5. Citizen Kane
  6. City of God
  7. The Dark Knight
  8. Do the Right Thing
  9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  10. Eve's Bayou
  11. Get Out
  12. The Godfather
  13. Groundhog Day
  14. Lost in Translation
  15. Malcolm X
  16. Ocean's 11 (2001)
  17. On the Waterfront
  18. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  19. The Shining
  20. Singin’ in the Rain
  21. Some Like it Hot
  22. A Streetcar Named Desire
  23. Sunset Boulevard
  24. Won't You Be My Neighbor
  25. Y Tu Mama Tambien

In order to ensure your film is available at the start of the Spring 2021 semester, please navigate to the site and register as an instructor. From there, search and request any film(s) of interest by January 29, 2021. In your request, be sure to detail the intended use of the film, including the course name and anticipated enrollment. 

Kanopy (

Kanopy works slightly differently-- we have allocated funds to license a limited number of titles this year, so feel free to search for and assign titles. Either request the film through Kanopy or send an email to your faculty librarian liaison. In order to ensure students have access to a film, please let us know what film(s) you are assigning for Spring 2021.

Currently available for Spring 2021:

  • Battle of Algiers
  • Breathless
  • City Lights
  • Cleo From 5 to 7
  • A Dog's Life
  • For the Love of Spock - The Life of Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy
  • Future of Robotics
  • Girls in the Band
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut - The Timeless Legacy of Alfred Hitchcock
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Ikiru
  • Jazz Loft
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels
  • Memento
  • Meshes in the Afternoon
  • Out in the Dark
  • Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Playtime
  • Preschool in Three Culture Revisited
  • Principles of Cloud Computing: Perspectives on Business, Technology & Cost
  • Robot for Every Task
  • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
  • Sherlock Jr.
  • Summer with Monika
  • Symphony of the Soil
  • A Woman under the Influence

Streaming Music

Naxos (

The Library is pleased to offer Naxos Music Library, a new addition to our collection.

The world's largest online classical music library offers streaming access to more than 135,000 CDs with more than two million tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. 

We want your feedback!

We want to hear from you! Please provide your feedback on our media offerings or speak with your Subject Liaison.