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Streaming Video: A Guide to Streaming Video Collections from NOVA Libraries

A guide to finding and using streaming video for use in courses. Questions? Contact Library Technical Services at

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2024 Swank Film Requests


Swank Digital Campus offers a collection of streaming films licensed by NOVA Libraries for courses requiring films for educational use.

The Swank Films request period is open April 1 through May 15.

Available films are here: Swank Digital Campus

Request an available film here: 2024 Swank Request

  • Licenses are valid from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.
  • You must submit a new request if you will continue using a previously requested film.
  • Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, films may only be viewed via a link in Canvas or shown in class. These films do not have public performance rights.

If your film is not available through Swank Digital Campus, please try one of our other streaming video databases: Feature Films for Education or Kanopy

If budget limitations dictate that not all Swank Digital Campus requests can be accommodated, films will be selected based on potential savings impact for students.

Why use streaming video?

NOVA libraries provide access to streaming video through subscription databases and individual film licenses, where available. 

  • You can place a link to a film in your Canvas course for students to view in or out of class.
  • All films are accessible on and off campus.
  • All films have captions and/or a transcript.
  • Some databases allow you to create custom clips/segments for your classes.

Searching for Streaming Video

Nearly all of NOVA Libraries' streaming video collections are searchable in the Library Catalog! To search streaming resources, use the search bar below with the button "Video" selected.