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Video Streaming Collections

How to use our streaming video collections, including tips on creating direct links.


Kanopy provides access to thousands of feature films and documentaries from major educational film producers and distributors in a wide variety of subject areas. Collections include the Criterion Collection, PBS, BBC Active, California Newsreel, Green Planet Films, First Run Features, Kino Lorber Edu, and Media Education Foundation.

New for Elizabethtown College for Fall 2019

During our first two years in providing this database to the campus, the Library paid an annual license fee for every title used after a defined trigger point.  While we have been pleased with its popularity, the costs of this open model have spiraled out of control.

What will be different going forward? 

Starting July 2019 the Library staff will mediate the activation of all new titles and subsequent annual license renewals.  And we will only do so for faculty requests of specific titles to be used within an upcoming course assignment.

How will this look?

You can still browse all of the titles on the platform.  But when you go to view an unlicensed video, you will see a request form.  Please fill out the form and specify the use (in-class screening, individual viewing for assignment, etc.) and date needed. We may email you for additional information before activating the video. 

Please note the form will only come up when clicking on unlicensed films, all currently licensed films will be available for instantaneous viewing.

Will I get an immediate reply?

No.  Since we will be checking each request for alternative sources and costs, it might be a few working days before we can give you an answer.  We will rarely be able to handle last minute requests. Our recommendation is to send us the list of titles you would like to use (or use again) before the start of each semester, and we can confirm their activation and send you the appropriate links for Canvas.

Can I still get everything?

We will try.  But we will also be capping how much we spend on Kanopy per academic year.  So early requests will naturally take priority.


Please contact our Collection Development Librarian, Thomas Zaharevich.

Kanopy Request Form

You will now see this form for any video the Library is not currently licensing.  In the message part please include the course name and number for which you will use the film..

Licensed Titles and Expiration Dates

Wondering when our current licenses expire?  See table below.  This list will be updated as new titles are added, or old licenses reactivated.

Video Title

Expiration Date

Adolescence Social And Emotional Development

04 Feb 2022

Aging and Brain Function

01 Dec 2021

Before Stonewall

25 Jan 2022

Death And Dying: Late Adulthood

01 Dec 2021

Diving into Research

07 Aug 2021

In Their Own Words: Integrity And Despair: Late Adulthood

01 Dec 2021

Managing Ethics

24 Jul 2022


25 Jan 2022

Paris Is Burning

25 Jan 2022

Physical Development

01 Dec 2021

Prescription Thugs - America's Addiction to Prescription Drugs

06 Oct 2021

Strategy Is Making Choices

27 Sep 2021


23 Aug 2021

What Price?

09 Nov 2021

White Like Me - Race, Racism & White Privilege in America

31 Aug 2021

Who Am I To Stop It - Transformation After Brain Injury

12 Feb 2022

Workplace Ethics

24 Jul 2022

Writing Well

04 Oct 2021