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Video Options

DVDs - ask an onsite librarian to confirm or request that the video title you wish to use includes public performance rights. Or send the request to

ONLINE: Consider using the Library's Streaming Media collections.  There are more than 40,000 public performance titles to choose from.  Stream them in the classroom or add links within a Blackboard course; allowing 24/7 access to the film titles, segments or clips you choose to support course content.  

Films on Demand

Alexander Street Press Academic Video



About the Video Collection

All titles in the libraries video collections are copyrighted.  Many have been purchased from educational distributors and include public performance rights.  Public performance rights permit use in the classroom.  Note that video titles purchased in DVD format may not be copied, modified or transmitted. 

CAUTION: many, not all library videos include public performance rights.  The library has a large collection of feature films as part of the 'recreational/entertainment' collections.  Feature films are for 'home use only' and do not include Public Performance Rights for use in a classroom. 


Netflix - Currently Netflix does not allow for the classroom use.  See Netflix terms of use.

The Netflix service, and any content viewed through our service, are for your personal and non-commercial use only. During your Netflix membership, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to access the Netflix service and view movies and TV shows through the service on a streaming-only basis for that purpose. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You agree not to use the service for public performances.


Motion Pictures

Motion Pictures - Digital Campus, by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. is our Motion Picture supplier; providing faculty with copyright compliant use of  course-related films.  Additional features -an interactive platform that allows for lesson planning that includes:

  • Embedding questions, notes and discussion points into the streaming video platform
  • Highlighting specific scenes with the time-stamping tool
  • Attach supporting documents
  • Student response to faculty members’ points or questions

Search for film Titles

Additional information on finding, using and requesting Motion Picture titles.

Note:  Swank does not represent ALL Motion Picture Studios.  See Additional information above.


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