Streaming Media

Streaming Media Requests 

Streaming films are a valuable resource for many courses. UTSA Libraries can help. Please be aware of these important points. 

Fast Facts 

  • The library is your streaming media partner  
  • Request new films and films already in the library collection using the online course reserves request form. Since content in streaming databases changes frequently, this  allows the library to verify access before you need to use it 
  • Be sure to indicate if one, or multiple, semester access is needed, so the library can license the film for the duration of your course 
  • Submit your streaming media requests as far in advance as possible 
  • We strive to accommodate all requests, but cannot license every film 
  • Contact your subject librarian with any questions 

Submit your course reserve request

About Streaming Media & Libraries  

  • As you plan your course, remember that your subject librarian can assist you in locating streaming films in UTSA databases and elsewhere 
  • Not all video content may be available in a streaming format 
  • Films that are available for individual rental on popular platforms may not be available for libraries to license 
  • Most films can only be licensed to stream for limited periods of time 
  • It may be prohibitively expensive for the library to license a film in streaming format 
  • In some instances, it may be best for you to ask students to purchase pay-per-view options from one of the popular streaming platforms (e.g., Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu)

Linking to Library Videos in Blackboard

To explore streaming media options, visit our Streaming Media Guide. Reach out to your subject librarian for further assistance.