Streaming Video Collections

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries provides access to dozens of streaming video databases, with well over 100,000 titles, to support the curricular streaming needs of the university.  These titles include documentaries, feature films, ethnographies, primary source materials, and much more. 

Library users can access these streaming video titles in a number of ways.

  • The library's Database A-Z list can be limited to show Streaming Music/Video databases
  • Users can also use Library Search to find videos in the library catalog and online by limiting their keyword search by Resource Type to Videos

If you cannot find the video you want to use for your class in our streaming video collections, please contact your Subject Librarian, and library staff will work to find a version you can use.

Learn more about streaming video

Do you have questions about streaming video? Use these resources to learn more.

Accessing streaming video collections


Offers a variety of documentary and feature films from an array of producers and distributors including BBC Active, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection/Janus Films, PBS, and more. Films that the library has already licensed will play automatically. Visit the Streaming video for course use page for information on how to request titles that are not yet available.

Academic Video Online

This resource delivers more than 70,000 video titles spanning a wide range of subject areas and over 30 video collections to access from that include American History in Video, BBC Video Collection, Counseling and Therapy in Video, and more.

Films on Demand

 The videos cover a variety of academic subjects, from producers such as BBC, PBS, Meridian, National Geographic, and more. Links can be shared through email, integrated into Canvas, or viewed in the classroom

Swank Digital Campus

A nontheatrical distributor for the majority of the major Hollywood studios as well as many independent, foreign, art-house, and documentary offerings.