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Finding Streaming Video Content

The New School Libraries licenses thousands of hours of streaming video across a wide range of genres and subjects. Current students, faculty, and staff can watch it all for free! But how do you find it?

Where does streaming video come from?

Streaming video is often acquired by subscribing to a database that includes video content. When we subscribe to such a database, for example,Stork with a Camera Academic Video Online (AVON), we pay one annual fee and gain access to all of the videos hosted by that database for everyone at The New School to view as much as they like. Some databases are very specialized, like Met Opera on Demand (operas produced at the Metropolitan Opera House) or National Theatre Collection. (plays performed by the U.K.'s Royal National Theatre). 

We also license films title-by-title, either to fill a course reserves request or an individual's purchase request. These movies can often be found hosted on Digital Campus or Kanopy. Keep in mind that, for the most part, streaming films can only be licensed for 1-3 years at a time. This means that you might find a title listed today, but when you check back next week it might be gone.

If there is a film you think we should have available but we do not, you can use the "Request a Purchase" form to ask us to acquire it. 

Any questions? Always feel free to Ask Us!