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Streaming Video and Audio: Home

A guide to selecting and using streaming video and audio resources available through the University at Buffalo Libraries.
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2024 10:05 AM

Teach Anywhere

The University Libraries' collections of streaming audio and video, including subscription databases, provide access to a wide range of documentaries, feature films, music and clinical instruction for class sessions, study, and research. Please visit UB’s Teach Anywhere webpage for details to help with creating and distributing remote instruction.

Library Subscriptions

The Library subscribes to the streaming media databases listed here that contain more than 70,000 films, including documentaries, performances, and feature films. If your specific film is not included in these databases, other options are available. 

Finding a Streaming Title

  1. Check the Libraries' Catalog and the multi-disciplinary databases AVONKanopy, and Swank, as well as more specialized subject collections listed on this page.
  2. If your specific title is not included in these databases then please consider searching for an alternative title covering your topics.
  3. If an alternate title exists but we do not have a current license to the film or video, please submit a request using our Streaming Video Request form. 

Many films available through popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon are not available for institutional licensing. In these cases, faculty must require students to purchase a temporary subscription (typically in the $10 range/month), sign up for a free trial, or to rent the film.

Note: 2 weeks notice is preferred for all film requests due to the high volume of requests received.

Streaming Media in the UB Libraries

Kate Cunningham

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Kate Cunningham
420A Lockwood Library, North Campus
(716) 645-8627

Laura Taddeo

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Laura Taddeo
421 Lockwood Library, North Campus
(716) 645-7970
Subjects: English