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Library Electronic Resources — Streaming Videos

Finding Streaming Media

The UConn Library provides access to tens of thousands of streaming videos through our catalog.

The best way to find streaming videos is to search the Library's catalog.

  • Go to the library catalog and conduct your search.
  • Use Refine my results to choose Availability = Full Text Online and Resource Type = Video

Requesting Streaming Videos

The Library subscribes to various streaming platforms to cover materials assigned during the academic year. Additionally, faculty can request an individual stream for a course. The Library will make every effort to license the stream if available and within budget.  Please submit a request to purchase. It can take up to three weeks to process a streaming request - please plan accordingly.

How do I access my stream?

  • You will receive access to your stream within 3-business days of order confirmation.
  • A link to the stream will be forwarded to you upon receipt.
  • The stream will be available in the library's catalog within 3-business days of access notice.

How long will my requested stream be available?
Unless otherwise specified, the stream will be available for one year from time of purchase. This end date will be noted in the library's catalog. 

  • Make note of the subscription date and confirm access prior to each semester. Contact to request renewal.
  • The Library tracks renewals and will attempt to contact you prior to expiration.

The Library prefers to purchase a stream when possible, but it may be impossible to purchase a full-length feature film outright.

An average annual license for a documentary is $150, and $250 for a major studio film. Three-year licenses, if available, costs @$350.

How many streams can I request?

Due to budgetary constraints, the Library can only give access to up to five streams per course.

Library-Subscribed Streaming Video Collections

Assigning a video from one of these collections for a class? Contact to request long-term access.

Finding Streams to License

The Library has licenses with the following vendors. Faculty can search the product websites to see which streams are available to license. Please check the Library's catalog to see if the stream is already licensed and available before submitting your request.

Library-Owned Streaming Video Collections

Free Sources for Streaming Videos