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Acquiring digital film streaming access for viewing in class is complicated. It takes TIME to set up some of the options below. Please contact your liaison librarian. Librarians: use this form.
Option 1: The Good Library highly recommends that instructors go to JustWatch BEFORE assigning class texts. JustWatch is a database that will list where certain films can be rented or purchased. It may be more simple to ask students to "rent" a film for class then to try to acquire the streaming rights for the whole class. Rental fees vary, but they range from FREE to ~$5.00. If done early enough, we can prepare students for this rental fee as part of their course materials cost.
Option 4: In some cases, we may be able to purchase streaming rights directly from a publisher. Please contact us if you think this situation might apply to you. Note: sometimes acquiring streaming rights can be prohibitively expensive.
Option 5: In vary rare cases, it might not be possible to show the DVD to the class and Streaming options are unavailable for purchase / rent. In these cases we may be able to make a temporary digital copy for you.