popular materials: movies

This page focuses on popular movies. See the Films page for a more comprehensive list of the library's films.

Stream with Kanopy

laptop showing Kanopy movie selection

The University Libraries provide access to more that 26,000 streaming films and documentaries through Kanopy. Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides access to films from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, PBS and the Criterion Collection.

Go to to browse the selection. Off-campus users will need to log in with their App State credentials. There is a curated collection of films that are always available on demand. Other films in Kanopy's catalog can be requested using the "Request for Access" form in Kanopy. Requests for academic/instructional use are prioritized.


The Libraries have a large selection of DVDs available for checkout. DVDs are located on the first floor of Belk Library near the back. 

You can browse the selection using these catalog links and use the Request option if you'd like us to hold an item at any library's service desk for you:

Stream with Swank

Swank Digital Campus provides a streaming library of feature films, documentaries and foreign films from the largest movie studios. Studios include Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, NBCUniversal, Columbia Pictures, Lions Gate, MGM, Miramax, and many more.

The library usually has 100-200 films available each semester, chosen for classes at faculty request and available for viewing by all students, faculty, and staff. Browse the films available this semester. (Faculty members who want to request a film for their class can contact their librarian.)

Just for Kids

preschooler with tablet

The Just for Kids Streaming Collection is a kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform with over 9,000 titles and 12,000 segments from producers like the PBS and Reading Rainbow. It is available for off-campus use by students, faculty, and staff who log in with their App State credentials.