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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 do not offer subscriptions to academic libraries.

Kanopy (Spring 2021 Update)

  • We now have funds to purchase Kanopy film licenses.
  • Faculty who need films for courses can submit a request in Kanopy.
  • To access films, all users must create a personal account.
  • Visit instructions for requesting films.
  • Faculty can also request major motion picture films through ELAC's Swank streaming video platform.

Other Streaming Video Collections @ ELAC

  • Access all streaming video collections via the Streaming Video menu on the ELAC Library homepage.
  • Login with your ELAC ACE account.
  • Contact E-Resources Librarian Amy Guy ( if you need assistance.

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

Kanopy @ Public Libraries

The Los Angeles City and County Public Libraries provide access to Kanopy. Film requests are not required for most films. Note: Public and academic library versions vary. Anyone living in Los Angeles County can apply online for digital cards.