Streaming Media

AVON (Academic Video Online)
More than 16,000 titles from partners including BBC, PBS, Bloomberg, Filmmakers Library, and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

Kanopy Streaming
Over 28,000 titles and providers like PBS, Documentary Educational Resources, New Day Films, and California Newsreel, Kanopy is one of the top resources for documentary film.

SWANK Motion Pictures, Inc.
Over 25,000 feature films from Paramount, Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, and Warner Brother Studios available. These films need to be ordered one week in advance prior to use. Faculty can initiate orders on Digital Campus via an instructor’s account. Directions for setting up the account can be found here. You can also contact Brian Kern, x3792 about purchasing a title.

Media Copying & Conversion

In those cases when a title is not available on a streaming platform, within the limits of copyright and as needed to support courses, the Library will transfer audio and video materials from one media format to another, and we are able to work with almost all formats. Please be aware that copyright restrictions do not allow us to copy from one format to another if the title is available commercially in the target format. Such titles must be purchased in the new format. The Library will assist with locating such materials.

The Library will convert VHS titles to DVD as needed by the faculty for class purposes only if the VHS tape is part of the Pelletier collection or personally owned by the requesting faculty member. This process takes time, so please give us ample notice. Please contact the InfoDesk in Pelletier (814-332-3768) if you have questions.

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