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Streaming Video Collections

Overview of ELAC Library's streaming video subscriptions

What Are Streaming Videos?

  • Movies and films that you can watch (stream) on a computer, smart device, or television via an Internet connection.

  •  Popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO will not currently provide streaming video access to academic libraries.

Kanopy (December 2020 Update)

  • The library currently has no funds to purchase Kanopy films.
  • Funds may become available during the spring 2021 semester. 
  • ELAC users can watch the 45 faculty-selected films that appear in Kanopy upon login. 
  • Faculty who need a film(s) for course use can submit a request in Kanopy. If funds become available in 2021, we will purchase requested films while funds last. Visit instructions for requesting films.
  • We cannot purchase student film requests. Please refer students to public libraries.
  • Faculty can request films through ELAC's Swank streaming video platform. Films will be available January 1, 2021. Note: Swank has some but not all of the films available in Kanopy.

Kanopy @ Public Libraries

Cardholders at Los Angeles City and County Public Libraries can access a public library version of Kanopy. Film requests are not required for most films. Note: Public and academic library versions vary. Not a cardholder? No worries. Anyone living in Los Angeles County can apply online for digital cards.

Other Streaming Video Collections @ ELAC

  • These streaming video collections are freely open to ELAC students, staff, and faculty. No requests required. 
  • Access them below or via the Streaming Video menu on the ELAC Library homepage.
  • Login with your ELAC ACE account.

Embedding Streaming Videos in Canvas

Click on the links below to learn how to embed or link videos into your Canvas course shell.


Films on Demand