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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. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  9. Do the Right Thing
  10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  11. Eve's Bayou
  12. Get Out
  13. The Godfather
  14. Lady Bird
  15. Lost in Translation
  16. Malcolm X
  17. Ocean's 11 (2001)
  18. On the Waterfront
  19. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  20. The Shining
  21. Singin’ in the Rain
  22. Some Like it Hot
  23. A Streetcar Named Desire
  24. Sunset Boulevard
  25. Winter's Bone
  26. Won't You Be My Neighbor
  27. Y Tu Mama Tambien

In order to ensure your film is available at the start of the Fall 2021 semester, please navigate to the site and register as an instructor. From there, search and request any film(s) of interest by August 27, 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:

  • Breathless
  • City Lights
  • Daughters of Dust
  • A Dog's Life
  • Grey Gardens
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut - The Timeless Legacy of Alfred Hitchcock
  • Hoop Dreams
  • I am not you Negro-James Baldwin and Race in America
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels
  • Memento
  • Meshes in the Afternoon
  • Miss Representation
  • Out in the Dark
  • Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Sherlock Jr.
  • Seventh Seal
  • Stonewall Uprising
  • Symphony of the Soil
  • A Woman under the Influence
Academic Video Online is a NEW steaming media resource for Fall 2021. Unlike Swank or Kanopy it is a set collection of films.  It delivers over 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. It includes films from FILM PLATFORM, PBS, BBC, and many others. For a full list check out the resource or contact the library ( for a full list.

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.