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Library Digital Films Service - Streaming video for instructors

The University Library provides a service to deliver streaming video of films on CTools class websites. This guide also provides information about streaming video databases to which the Library subscribes that are available to the UM community.

Library Digital Films Service - Streaming video for instructors

The University Library can stream complete films for which we have acquired permission or license on instructors' class CTools sites. This process requires the library to look for the rights holder for each individual film and determine if permission for streaming can be granted or if a license is available for purchase. Finding the rights holders for foreign films can be particularly difficult, and the cost for streaming rights may be prohibitive. We are currently limiting requests to films that are required viewing for the class. Please use this form to submit requests. 

If streaming of a complete film cannot be arranged, streaming clips from the film may be a viable option for instructors. For questions related to Library streaming of clips please contact Jeffrey Pearson, (734) 763-3758,

Another option for instructors is to place Askwith Media Library material on reserve for students to watch in-house. The AML has 10 viewing stations that can accommodate up to 4 students each. Please contact the Askwith Media Library to make reserve requests at or (734) 764-6360.

For the full range of services offered by the Askwith Media Library, please visit the AML website.

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