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Streaming Video at Hunter Library

Streaming Video Services

Logo - Kanopy

You can choose from over 26,000 films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, The Media Education Foundation, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers - on every topic imaginable.

Logo - Swank

Swank is a service that provides streaming access to feature films for use by faculty in their courses. Almost all major studios are covered in Swank. Films available through Swank must be requested by faculty via our request form. Faculty should only request titles they are requiring all students in their course view outside of class time.

Other Streaming Media Collections

Search for Streaming Media

Sample Search: The Silence of the Lambs

Starting on the Library's main page, click on the 'books' link

Search box - What can we help you find?

Search the library catalog just as you would for a book, DVD, etc.

Searchbox - the library catalog

You can see in the results that the library owns the DVD of the film but doesn't show a streaming video option in the results.

Image of search results

After the title is requested by the faculty member and the item is purchased by the library it will be added to the catalog as a separate item. Here is the catalog results list after our film was purchased.

Catalog results after film was purchased

Click on the link for the streaming video option to see the catalog record.

Image - Click on the link for streaming video option

The link in the center of the record links directly to the film. You can right-click on the link and copy it to paste into Canvas. If you want to embed the video in your course site you will need to contact your subject liaison.