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Faculty & Researcher Help: Videos for Classroom Instruction

How to Access Videos for Classroom Instruction

1. On the Libraries’ website, select Advanced Search.

2. Sign in to your library account with your UMNetID and password. Sign In link is located at the top right of the screen.

3. Search for the material of interest using title, keyword, or author information. Select Material type : audio visual.

4. Results for audio-visual materials will include: Materials formerly held by Classroom Media Services, Films and videos located in the regular collections of the UM Libraries, and Streaming media.

These materials have a location of ‘Libraries Media Annex’. To request,

1. Click on the Available at link to see the item’s availability and request options.

Screenshot indicating location of "Available at" text.

2. Click on Request.

Screenshot indicating location of Request link.

3. Choose desired request type (“request asap” or “book in advance”) and Pickup Location. Select Request button to complete. You will see a request placed confirmation. You will receive an email to your University of Manitoba email address when the material is ready for pick up.

Request ASAP – material will be retrieved and made available for pickup from chosen library usually within 2-3 business days.
Book in Advance  - material can be booked for specific dates (with 7 days advance notice) for pickup from chosen library.

Screenshot indicating location of Request Type and Pickup Location options.

These materials will have a location in one of the UM Libraries. To request:

1. Click on the Available at link.

Screenshot indicating the location of "Available at" text.

2. Select Pickup Location and click Request button to submit. You will see a request placed confirmation. You will receive an email to your University of Manitoba email address when the material is ready for pick up.

Screenshot indicating location of Pickup Location option

These materials will have a Full Text Available designation and can be viewed online. To access:

                1. Select Full Text Available link.

Screenshot of "Full text available" link

2. Follow resource instructions for viewing on-screen.

Screenshot of resource instructions.


How to Request Videos for Classroom Instruction

Submit requests for videos to your Subject Liaison Librarian. In order to comply with the Canadian Copyright Act, the Libraries will try to obtain an educational copy/streaming license for requested films, depending on your preferred format and the available options. If a film is only available via one or more personal streaming services (such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play, etc.), the Libraries will not be able to procure the film. If you would like to stream a Netflix documentary, contact the Copyright Office to review options.



The Libraries may be able to create a digital copy of a film from a VHS or DVD, provided certain criteria are met. Please submit your request to your Subject Liaison Librarian as soon as possible since additional time will be needed for investigating and potentially digitizing the item.


Permitted Uses

There are also many streaming videos available through the Libraries' website which may be used according to the licensing terms and conditions. Check the licensing conditions before streaming the videos in your online or in-person class. In general, providing students with the Libraries’ link to the resource or database to watch the video independently is the best option for license compliance.