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Library Electronic Resources for Fall 2020 — 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

For additional instructions along with screenshots, please refer to our guide for streaming media.

Ordering Streaming Videos

The Library has subscribed to various streaming platforms to cover materials assigned during the 2020/2021 academic year. Depending on the budget, not all streaming content may remain accessible after July 2021. We will divert any available funds to support viewing for online and hybrid courses. If the Library returns to full service, budget depending, it may be necessary to revert to DVD reserves/circulation for some streams.

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, cost @$350.

Library-Subscribed Streaming Video Collections

Library-Owned Streaming Video Collections

Free Sources for Streaming Videos