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Streaming videos and DVDs

A guide to finding and using streaming videos and DVDs.

Important streaming video collections

Audio Cine Films (ACF)

Audio Cine Films is a streaming collection of over 750 feature films, from major studios including: Disney, Touchstone, Pixar, Sony, Columbia, and many more.


Curio provides streaming access to educational content from CBC/Radio-Canada, BBC and National Geographic Channel, including television and radio documentaries, news reports, and much more.


Kanopy's collection includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases. 

Important note: As of May 1, 2019 Kanopy is in mediated mode. This means that while some titles are licensed for immediate use, most will require you to submit a request form to the library for access. Titles that are not currently licensed do not appear in the library catalogue. Please see this guide for further instructions.

NFB Education

NFB Education is the streaming media portal from the National Film Board of Canada. It includes documentaries, animations, feature films, and interactive titles, as well as a bank of teaching resources. 

Criterion on Demand

Criterion on Demand is a dedicated streaming feature film collection with thousands of English and French titles, over 100 documentary features, and approximately 135 foreign language films with English subtitles. Films are available for download and/or streaming, both on and off-campus. You can find all Criterion on Demand titles by searching for them in the Library catalogue.

Important notes:

  • Always access the Criterion on Demand website through the library catalogue when off-campus.
  • Some films are only available for viewing on-campus, as indicated by a restriction notice in the film description and when you click play.