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Swank Films: About Swank

Use this guide to learn more about streaming videos via Swank Digital Campus, how to use them, including request and licensing processes, and technical requirements. If you have questions or comments, please contact

NOVA Online Librarian

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Swank Digital Campus

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What is Swank?

Swank Digital Campus is a collection of streaming films licensed by NOVA Libraries for courses requiring films for educational use. The films may only be viewed via a link in Canvas or shown in class. The films do not have public performance rights.

How does it work?

  1. The library purchases a one-year license for films required in courses. Please notify the librarian when a film is no longer needed.
  2. Check the Current Swank Titles tab to see if the film is already licensed.
  3. If the film has already been licensed,  contact the NOVA Online Librarian to request the link. 
  4. If the film has not been licensed, request the film via the Swank Film Request Form.
  5. If Swank doesn't offer your film, a librarian can help you locate streaming videos from other sources!

Considerations Before a Film is Licensed:

  1. Is the license available through Swank?
  2. Is it required for the course or supplementary?
  3. Is the film captioned? Only films with captions will be licensed. 
  4. Available funds will determine whether or not we are able to fulfill your request.

Copyright Info

Our Swank licenses DO cover

  • Individual viewings by enrolled students.
  • Group showings for students enrolled in a class you are currently teaching.

‚ÄčOur Swank licenses DO NOT include public performance rights.