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Film and Media Resources


Guidelines for Requesting and Purchasing Streaming Films

  • When requesting  films for Streaming, see your subject librarian, or contact lorraine wochna.
  • Streaming films can be requested by faculty, grad students doing research and instructors of record.  
  • We highly recommend searching our subscription streaming platforms for possible titles before you request.  There are many titles in ACADEMIC VIDEO ONLINE: AVON and FILMS ON DEMAND: FOD, titles on these platforms 'should' not expire.  This content is purchased as a package deal.  
  • KANOPY and SWANK films can be licensed for 1 year or 3 years; some titles can be purchased with longer license agreement, especially if it is a film used often in class.  
  • Allow 3-4 weeks notice (if possible).
  • Streaming titles can cost anywhere from $150-$350, depending on vendor and film title.  The license is a yearly license, and can be renewed.
  • We will do our best to inform you of renewals, but keep in mind when a title is purchased this is for set period of time.  
  • Note that we are unable to purchase original films from commercial streaming services including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu.

Streaming services and access

Streaming Services Able to Make Clips Able to Make Playlists Has Transcripts Able to Embed  Organized by Academic Subject Organized by Movie Genre
Kanopy x x x x x  
Avon  x* x x x x  
Films on Demand x x x x x  
SWANK          x**   x
On the Boards       x    
Drama Online x   x   x  
DocuSeek x x   x x  

*Films in the Sony Pictures Classics collection are not able to be embedded

** Only able to be embedded into blackboard