Video Collections

The Library has more than 25,000 videos in its collections. Search full-text transcripts or browse by topic in our extensive streaming video collections below. You can also title-search or browse our more than 2000 DVDs and VHS tapes.

Streaming Videos

Search topics via full-text transcripts or browse subject areas.

Multidisciplinary Collections

Filmakers Library Online

Provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Films On Demand

Films On Demand delivers nearly 12,000 educational online videos on a wide variety of subjects ideal for students and faculty.


More than 700 streaming educational videos covering a wide variety of subjects.

Subject Collections

Art and Architecture in Video

Over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis.

Asian Film Online

Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of hundreds of narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia.

Counseling & Therapy in Video

Includes more than 1000 hours of training videos, reenactments, and actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

Dance in Video

The definitive video collection for the study of 20th Century concert dance, featuring the most influential performers and companies together with dozens of documentaries, interviews, and dance instruction videos—comprising 500 hours of high-caliber content.

Media Education Foundation Collection

Documentary films on American mass media, with a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effects these representations have on identity and culture.

Nursing Assessment in Video

Medcom Trainex videos featuring leading industry experts providing hands-on demonstrations and step-by-step instructions in key assessment areas. 

Nursing Education in Video

Medcom-Trainex’s highly regarded library of full-length training programs give nursing students a way to observe highly technical procedures and complex patient interactions before practicing in a clinical setting.

Opera in Video

Opera in Video contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.

High quality training videos in the field of counseling, psychotherapy, and addiction. The majority of the videos show therapists actually conducting therapy and demonstrating clinical skills, along with pre and post session discussions.

San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive

More than 200 hours of historical Bay Area television footage.