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Video Resources: Streaming Videos

Streaming Video Requests

Anyone in the CCS community may stream videos already purchased by the CCS Libraries, but only faculty may request purchases from Kanopy or Swank. Please check all existing video resources prior to making your request. All requests must be for course reserves material only. Please note that streaming film requests should be confirmed for each semester needed.

Video directions for Kanopy and Swank


Kanopy Streaming - This site offers a variety of documentary and feature videos from an array of producers and distributors including BBC Active, California Newsreel, Checkerboard Films, Criterion Collection/Janus films, Documentary Educational Resources, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber Edu, Media Education Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, PBS,, and the DEFA Film Library's (East) German Film Collection.

Written instructions for accessing Kanopy 
Course reserve form


Swank Digital Campus - This site provides colleges and universities with the largest academic streaming collection of its kind. With over 25,000 films, documentaries and TV shows, Swank Digital Campus simplifies film distribution by providing faculty and students a legal streaming resource both on and off campus.

Course reserve form

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)

Electronic Arts Intermix - The EAI subscription database of over 3,500 works spans the mid-1960s to the present, and is recognized as one of the most comprehensive video art collections in the world. The works in the collection range from seminal videos by pioneering figures - such as Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, and Joan Jonas - to new digital works by emerging artists, including Seth Price, Paper Rad, Cory Arcangel, and Takeshi Murata.

College for Creative Studies website