When libraries purchase access to a film (physical or electronic), they do not own the copyright. Copyright law, therefore, determines what use is legal. Acceptable educational uses of films include:
Request we buy a film using the e-reserves form
We will purchase a streaming license if available
We will purchase a DVD if available
Commercial streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu do not license their works to academic libraries. Netflix provides a YouTube channel for documentaries they open up to educational use.
I need a digital copy of the entire film (A)/ I need clips of the video (B)
(A) While the library cannot digitize entire films, individuals may refer to the Fair Use guidelines and judge their use allows digitization. Fair use decisions are made by you, not by the libraries. If you decide to proceed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get directions on creating your own digital copy.
(B) The library can create video clips totally 10% of the entire work for you. Complete the Course Reserves & Video Clip Service form.