Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Van Pelt Library Course Reserves for Instructors: 5. Streaming Video

Streaming Video

IMPORTANT!  Request streaming at least one month in advance to ensure availability when needed.  Obtaining streaming licenses or retrieving checked out DVD's can take some time.

It may be possible to provide streaming video of films that are an integral part of the course curriculum.  Films must be available from our established vendors such as Swank or Kanopy or unavailable in the commercial marketplace, such as Netflix, Amazon, etc.

Click on Course Materials @ Penn Libraries on your Canvas page

Open your course and choose Add Reserve Item

Select the VIDEO icon 

Enter your information and check the "Please stream if possible" box

You will receive a copyright compliance form that must be completed in order to proceed with the process.  This form must be completed for each semester the film is used as an integral part of the curriculum.

Don't forget to fill in the "Needed By" field!  This is especially important for streaming requests due to the time needed to research the request.



See the Libraries' COVID-19 page for the latest updates on library services.

Contact us at Van Pelt Library Course Reserves:

Email Us: (preferred)

Call Us: (voicemail)





Departmental Library Reserves contacts: