Streaming Films

The Bentley Library provides access to a large and increasing number of streaming video titles, including contemporary and classic feature films, award-winning documentaries, instructional videos, news broadcasts, and presentations. These videos are available through four collections described below: Academic Video Online, Films on Demand, Kanopy, and Swank Digital Campus. The streaming videos can be viewed both on and off campus, and the videos in the Films on Demand collection can be found in the library's catalog.

Academic Video Online is curated for an academic audience and contains a wide range of US and international films on subjects including business, counseling, history, language learning, music, and more. Formats include plays, documentaries, feature films, and US government content from major distributors including CNN, BBC, Dow Jones, and Sony Pictures Classics. Users can create film clips and view transcripts.

Films on Demand is a digital, streaming video service which offers thousands of educational titles in many different subject areas. Films on Demand allows users to view titles in their entirety or in smaller segments, create and share playlists, and embed titles in Blackboard.

Kanopy provides over 50,000 films in a variety of genres: from documentaries to feature films to business case studies to filmmaking instruction and more. Subject areas include feature films, the arts, business, education, global studies and languages, health, media and communications, sciences, social sciences, and technical training. Producers include Criterion Collection, Universal Paramount, PBS, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, and Great Courses.

Swank Digital Campus streams a mix of classic and contemporary feature films. The database is searchable by title, actor, director, genre, format, rating, and more. Windows users should use the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox. (Internet Explorer 32-bit may be used with required downloads of Flash and Google Widevine Optimizer.) Mac users should use the latest version of Firefox. For all browsers, if prompted, install the Google Widevine Optimizer.