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Ely Library's Streaming Media Collections

Streaming Collection Overview

Streaming Video Collections- Updates for Fall 2024 

Our unlimited access streaming collections include Digital Theatre+Films on Demand,, Metropolitan Opera Online, and Counseling & Therapy in Video, as well as any video found within ProQuest or EBSCOHost databases.

Kanopy Streaming Media incurs a $150 charge per video for one year of access, and there is a limited budget for the resource. If you choose to use a Kanopy video in your class, you will need to request it every year. The fastest way to request a film is to fill out the request form from within the Kanopy website. Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance, as it may take several days to process the request. The library will not automatically renew licenses on the Kanopy platform and will not purchase films licenses based on student request. Kanopy videos are not available by searching the library's catalog; they must be searched directly on the Kanopy website. 


New Resources for 2024:

Films on Demand

Kanopy Streaming Video

The Kanopy platform provides access to hundreds of educational videos and feature films through a pay-as-you-go model. Ely Library has a set budget for this service.

Ely Library provides Kanopy video access by faculty request only. This so that the library can provide videos that support faculty teaching while controlling costs and ensuring that access to videos is not shut down abruptly. Due to the costs associated with licensing Kanopy films, the library cannot support requests that primarily serve professional development or other non-instructional uses.

  • At the beginning of each semester, the library sends out a list of the current Kanopy licenses, along with their expiration dates.
  • To access a licensed film beyond the expiration date listed, send an e-mail to Becca Brody at, indicating which film should be extended. If you will not need the film until a month or more after the expiration, see the next bullet. 
  • For currently unlicensed films, faculty will need to fill out the request form on the Kanopy website for the film 1-2 weeks before the film is needed.  
  • The library will only license films by faculty request. Student requests will be declined with a note to contact their professor.  
  • The library sets a budget for Kanopy Streaming and, if demand outstrips the budget, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. 


**If you use Kanopy videos in your classes, you will need to ensure a license is active before assigning videos to students or screening them in class. Ely Library cannot guarantee same-day access to expired videos.

Digital Theatre+

Includes video of over 900 live full length productions – including Digital Theatre’s own recordings alongside collections from the likes of the BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, Broadway Digital Archive, Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, as well as in-depth interviews with industry professionals including actors, directors as well as all backstage staff: lighting technicians, fight coordinators, stage managers et al.

We have access to two collections.

Met Opera On Demand

Alexander Street Press Therapy Video Collections

ProQuest Multimedia

Some ProQuest Databases include both audio and video content, including podcasts and excerpts from news and educational programming.

Select "Videos & Audio" on the Basic Search screen, or select "Source Type: Audio & Video Works" from the Advanced Search screen to locate this content.

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