The Washington and Lee University Library has secured access through 31 October 2019 to over 30 films in streaming form from Swank Motion Pictures, with all films selected for their value in connection with undergraduate courses in the 2018-19 academic year.
All of these films are available to W&L students, faculty, and staff from both on-campus and off-campus locations, within the guidelines below.
We have not purchased these films, but only leased them through the end of next October. We will have the option to renew some or all, as well as add new selections.
You can view all the films from this link: https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/wlu322116/#/digitalCampus/grid?LicenseStatus=Licensed&Category=All&Sort=Alphabetically&IsDescending=false&Page=1
This page is accessible only to W&L on-campus users, as are the individual links to films.
Off-Campus and On-Campus Access
If you wish to view any of these films from off-campus, you have two options:
- You can go to this page in the library’s Primo database to select films from our Swank Digital Campus roster: https://wlu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991010470529804161&context=L&vid=01WLU_INST:01WLU&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=Everything&lang=en
- You can search for an individual film in our Primo database, perhaps starting at the “Browse Search” option, using “Browse by Titles”: https://wlu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/browse?vid=01WLU_INST:01WLU&lang=en
Our licensing allows us to use these films in private or classroom settings, but not in “public” or campus-wide settings. If you have questions, or have suggestions for future streaming acquisitions, please contact Senior Reference Library Dick Grefe.