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Last Updated: May 27, 2015 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Streaming Funds Expended

As of March 2015, the Libraries Media Center has expended its streaming video budget for the 2014-15 academic year. No new streaming video purchases will be made by the Media Center until July 1, 2015. If you would still like us to research existing streaming options for your class, please fill out the "streaming request" form below. We apologize for this inconvenience and invite you to send questions/feedback to and/or to the subject librarian for your department:


UW Seattle's Streaming Course Support Policy

As part of our mission to support instruction and research at the University of Washington, the Libraries Media Center offers UW Seattle instructors a limited streaming audio and video course support service. This service may enable students to access a selection of their required audio and video course titles from a computer on or off campus.

In order for an audio or video title to be licensed for the streaming service, certain preconditions need to be met:

  • The request has to be made by a University of Washington instructor for their credit bearing, degree program affiliated course;
  • The request has to be made for titles that are being taught in the instructor’s course and are identified as required viewing or listening by that instructor;
  • 10 or more students must be enrolled in the instructor's class.

If these preconditions are met, submit your streaming request here. Once received, Libraries staff will research streaming options for you. If titles are available on pay-per-view sites such as Netflix or, the Libraries will not stream them. If titles are not available on these or similar sites, then we will research licensing options for the Libraries. Depending on costs and terms associated with the license, the Libraries may or may not subscribe to this content.

If you are interested in learning how to stream your own audio and video clips in Canvas, follow these instructions or contact UW IT at A "Step-by-Step Guide to Copyright Compliance for Electronic Course Materials" is available here.

Questions? Please contact us or the subject librarian for your program.

<<submit your streaming request here>>


Pay-Per-View Streaming

CanIStream.It allows you to search across pay-per-view streaming services to find where and for how much a movie is available. If you are a UW Seattle instructor and would like assistance finding streaming films for your students, please contact us:


Licensed for UW

UW Libraries has licensed thousands of streaming films, videos, and newsreels for UW students, staff, and faculty. Visit this guide to browse these and other resources.


Streaming Free For All


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