The Simmons Library currently streams a number of feature films on the Digital Campus platform provided by Swank as well as the Criterion Collection/Janus Films Collection, First Run Features, and Music Box Films collections on Kanopy. For information about additional sources of streaming feature films, including both free and pay options, see the Finding Media guide.
The collection of streaming feature films available to the Simmons community via Swank varies by academic year. Search the Digital Campus catalog to see if a film is available to order from Swank. Then click the link below to see if the library currently has the streaming version of an individual title or contact a librarian to request the streaming version of another feature film.
The Simmons Library provides access to classic streaming feature films, including a wide array of classic Hollywood and foreign films, from the Criterion Collection/Janus Films and First Run Features on the Kanopy Platform.
Click the Kanopy logo to be taken to its main page, or search Kanopy's collection of streaming videos directly from the box on this page.
Why are streaming feature films more difficult for libraries to provide? There are a number of factors that make streaming feature films more complicated than documentaries. Below are some of the main issues involved in streaming feature films:
This is only a brief summary of some of the issues involved in streaming feature films at the library. If you have any other questions or want to talk more about how or what you can stream, please let us know and we'll get right back to you!