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Streaming Video Center

Find information about library-provided streaming video content here

Requesting and Accessing Digital Media

Requesting Streaming Videos

We welcome instructors to request streaming access to videos for their courses. You can place requests for particular titles through our Purchase Request page. Here is some useful information about these requests:

  • First, search in the library catalog to see if the library already has the title as a streaming video. Through KanopyBase, AVON, and other resources, the library provides access to thousands of streaming videos in multiple genres and subject areas. 
  • Most single-video library licenses are for a fixed period of time, usually 1 year.
  • Sometimes, we are not able to license films, documentaries, or clips, due to limits in availability or budget.
  • Streaming video requests can take longer to process than other requests, so a few weeks or more of lead time is ideal.
  • At this time, we are focused on filling streaming video requests in support of courses.
  • If you are using, or plan to use, a library streaming video as part of your curriculum, please let us know at, so we can do our best to ensure continuity of access. 

Help Finding Streaming Video Content

  • Do you want help researching titles that would be a fit for your class? Contact your subject area librarian!
  • Do you want help with course design and/or educational technology? Contact CETCI!
  • Netflix and Amazon Originals are usually not available for library licensing, though we are happy to investigate titles. 

Accessing Streaming Videos at Pacific

Here are some tips for accessing streaming video content:

  • Streaming video content can generally be accessed at any time, by an unlimited number of users (limited to members of the university community).
  • Streaming video titles currently licensed by Pacific, either on one-year licenses or on a subscription basis, are searchable and accessible through the library catalog
  • If you want to provide a link to your class, we recommend using the Permalink option for that title in the library catalog.
  • If you have questions or difficulties with accessing streaming video content, contact us!