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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.

Swank Digital Campus - streaming access to feature films and main stream documentaries, provided by the University Library and the Language Resource Center

Offering streaming through their Swank Digital Campus service, Swank Motion Pictures is the nontheatrical distributor for the majority of the major Hollywood studios as well as many independent, foreign, art house, and documentary offerings. To search available films go to:

Instructors can request films using this formIt takes approximately 10 business days for films to become available. Swank provides a URL that instructors can place under "Resources" on their class CTools site or "Pages" on their Canvas site. Instructors may use any film licensed by the University Library. Silverlight is required for computers to play Swank streams. To request a film, please contact Jeffrey Pearson, (734)

Click here to see and access films currently licensed from Swank Motion Pictures.

U-M Ann Arbor access only.