Email: Streaming Media platforms reminder

Message sent on behalf of Carol Ann Davis, Associate Dean, to USF faculty identified as using streaming media.

This is a reminder email to faculty using streaming media in their courses. As previously announced, the USF Libraries has discontinued leasing titles on the Kanopy and Swank streaming platforms. Leased titles that are currently active on the two platforms will continue until they expire; most titles are leased for 12 months at a time. Titles leased on the Kanopy and Swank platforms will be expiring throughout the next 6 months. Please pay close attention to expiration dates of video titles as you prepare your spring courses. To check the availability of videos on these platforms, please refer to our list of titles with expiration dates, which is regularly updated.

Please submit all streaming video requests through the Course Reserves function in Canvas. Instructions are available at  If you encounter any issues in submitting through Canvas, please email

The USF Libraries subscribe to AVON: Academic Video Online and other database platforms that include streaming media; these titles are not included in the separate list of titles but are in the USF Libraries online catalogs. Content that is perpetually available will continue (as noted on the list of titles with expiration dates). Unfortunately, not all titles are available for purchase.

Visit our USF Libraries Media Guide:

  • To search for movies and documentaries in the USF Libraries’ extensive DVD movie collection and online databases
  • To search by title to determine if the USF Libraries has perpetual ownership or expiring access to currently available streaming movies
  • To identify open access media alternatives
  • To consult our Frequently Asked Questions information

If you would like additional help finding alternate material, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Best wishes,

Carol Ann

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