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Streaming Video: Streaming Video Collections

A Note Regarding COVID-19 and Streaming Videos

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the following streaming platforms are temporarily offering expanded access to content:


Kanopy has announced that they are making a number of films available at no cost to the library for the next 30 days. The list of films can be found here. You may wish to refer back to it periodically, as the list will continue to grow. Kanopy is also offering free access to all films in the Great Courses collection for the next four weeks.


Docuseek, a distributor of independent, social-issue, and environmental films, is offering temporary streaming access to Murphy Library to a number of titles. You may review the list here and browse for information about particular titles on the Docuseek website.

Other library content providers are also opening up access to content. More information can be found here.

Watch Streaming Videos through Murphy Library!

Murphy Library provides access to thousands of streaming video titles licensed for use by our faculty, staff, and students.  Titles include documentaries, feature films, ethnographies, primary source material, and more. Most videos are device-independent; if particular software is required for streaming, this will be indicated by a note in the catalog.

This guide provides convenient links to our online video collections; information on how to find and request films; and additional information about the platforms to which we have access, including accessibility and public performance rights information. Any questions can be directed to the E-Resources Librarian, Katherine Fish (8395) or the Collection Development Librarian, Pam Cipkowski (8567).

Available Collections

The main streaming video collections available at Murphy Library are listed below. See the tabs at the top of this guide for additional, platform-specific information.