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Streaming Resources for Student Groups


We have a rich and growing library of streaming media that students may want to use as they participate in co-curricular activities this fall. All of our licensed content is freely available to current students, faculty, and staff. If you do not see what you would like, please contact Sally Bryant, Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Instruction and Liaison for Film Studies, International Studies and Languages, and Screenwriting, 

Swank Digital Campus

Swank Digital Campus



Watch movies via Swank Digital Campus!

Swank Digital Campus provides colleges and universities with the largest academic streaming collection of its kind. Swank Digital Campus simplifies film distribution by providing faculty and students a legal streaming resource both on and off campus. Access Pepperdine's Swank platform using the link below. Films are licensed for one year and requested by faculty.

Highlights from Pepperdine's Swank Collection 

Pepperdine's Swank Digital Campus platform provides access to many popular feature films used in the classroom including:





Watch an inspiring film!

The Libraries provide access to Kanopy, a streaming video resource that offers critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films. Titles are added by request.

Highlights from Pepperdine's Kanopy Collection

Currently streaming on Kanopy are selections from the Criterion Collection including

as well as a selection of documentaries including

Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online


Discover streaming video!

​Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It spans subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Includes thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Learn more at ProQuest's Academic Video Online LibGuide.

Highlights from Academic Video Online

Learn About New Content Added Each Month

Content Updates (Monthly) are available here.

Digital Theatre + , National Theatre Collection

Digital Theatre + 

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National Theatre Collection


Visit the theatre!

Digital Theatre + contains streaming videos of classic, contemporary, and international plays & productions. This resource contains some of the world's finest productions, unique backstage insights, practitioner interviews and written analysis, and includes productions from Donmar Warehouse, BBC Studios, British Council, Royal Shakespeare Company, to name a few.


The National Theatre Collection draws on 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts as well as recordings never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s archive. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitized archival materials such as prompt scripts, costume designs, and more are available to provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information. Includes:

  • Literary adaptations, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein adapted by Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller
  • Greek classics such as Medea by Euripides, in a contemporary adaptation by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell with Helen McCrory in the title role
  • Vibrant modern stagings of Shakespeare, such as Twelfth Night, directed by Simon Godwin, with Tamsin Greig in the role of Malvolia
  • 20th-century classics such as Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs and the Young Vic’s production of Lorca’s Yerma, adapted and directed by Simon Stone with Billie Piper in the title role
  • Comedies such as She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by Jamie Lloyd with a cast including Cush Jumbo and Katherine Kelly, and One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and featuring James Corden's Tony Award-winning performance.

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Gather virtually to watch a classical concert or opera!

Access the resource that The New York Times has hailed as "The closest thing to a classical Netflix."’s library features over 2,000 programs (3,000 original works), including: concerts and archived historical concerts; operas; ballets; documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs; master classes. The site offers live performances as well as videos previously recorded on demand.