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Video Streaming Collections

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

Overview and FAQs

The Library provides access to over 70,000 videos.  While this includes 2,200 are DVDs that can be found on Level 1, our preferred format is streaming video.

All of our DVDs and most of our streaming videos are included in the Library Catalog, making it an excellent starting point when searching for a specific title or subject.  This guide also provides a summary of, and entry point to, some of the platforms in our collection.

You can find a current list of our supported video platforms here.

How Do Videos Get Added?

Outside of a few general packages, the Library acquires videos based on curricular need.  This means that they should primarily be used to support class assignments.  We do not purchase videos for leisure viewing or campus public events.

We prefer streaming video.  If this is not possible due to availability, licensing restrictions, or cost, we will also consider purchasing the title as a DVD (NTSC Region 1).  

How do I Recommend a New Title?

Please send the details about the title, when it is needed, and the course it will be used in to our Collection Development Librarian, Tom Zaharevich.

I see it on Netflix.  Why can't the Library get it?

Several personal streaming platforms, including Amazon Prime and Hulu, do not provide access for institutional or educational use.  We can try to find an alternative source.  But this is not always possible due to licensing restrictions.