Q. How can I stream a film, or publicly show a DVD, on campus?


Georgetown University's Lauinger Library offers licensed streaming collections and these may be found on their Film & Media Studies guide.

The Law Library and local academic libraries carry film in DVD formats that may be borrowed by Law Center patrons. Search for a title in the library catalog. The DVD collection in the Law Library is located on the 2nd floor, past the Study Aid collection in the Reading Room. The DVDs can be checked out for a week. If the DVD is held by a local academic library, submit a "Request from a local academic library" through the catalog.

The Law Library, however, does not offer advice on Public Performance Rights nor provide support for films to be shown in non-instructional settings, even for campus held events. Organizers of non-classroom events are responsible for acquiring the film, identifying the appropriate rights-clearing group and purchasing permission.

The Law Library is unable to acquire, nor borrow, streaming formats of films for any purpose. The library will not consider purchasing, nor borrowing, DVD titles for non-classroom purposes.

For film that is not available or accessible through the above collections, try the D.C. Public Library which offer their members with a streaming service collection. Netflix's YouTube channel offers a limited number of educational documentaries for free streaming.

  • Last Updated Oct 05, 2021
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  • Answered By Erie Taniuchi

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