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Films, Performances, and Books from Penn Libraries

Looking for something beyond Netflix and Spotify? The Penn Libraries provides students access to a variety of media.

Streaming Video

  • Kanopy
    Streaming collection of films and documentaries covering many subjects: pop culture, social policy, politics, education, and gender studies.
  • Swank Digital Campus
    Selected streaming full-length feature films and documentaries.
  • Academic Video Online (AVON)
    Large, wide-ranging collection of feature film, documentaries, news footage, historical newsreels, and a range of primary source content.
  • Film Platform
    Documentaries of social, political and cultural importance by some of the world's top international filmmakers.
  • Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive
  • Socialism on Film
    Collection of documentary, newsreel and feature films reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, and Latin American filmmakers, from the early 20th century to the 1980s.
  • March of Time, 1935-1967
    Newsreel and television series which ran in U.S. movie theaters until 1951 and on television until 1967, blending confrontational journalism and docudrama
  • USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive
    Digital library of video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust.
  • On the Boards TV delivers full-length, high-quality contemporary performance films.