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Visual Culture and Film Studies: View Films

This subject guide describes the University of Waterloo Library's resources and services that support research in Visual Culture.

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This page lists options for viewing films.

Public Libraries

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UW's Film Collection & How to View Films

University of Waterloo Media Resources (IST) maintains a collection of over 30,000 streaming titles and 9,500 physical resources (i.e. DVDs, 16mm, VHS).

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Streaming video portals

Resources and guidelines for streaming

Access the over 30,000 titles on streaming platforms provided by the University of Waterloo Media Resources (IST). Available streaming platforms include:

  • Criterion on Demand: Over 3000 feature films and feature documentaries on campus (IP authenticated) for both streaming and time-limited download. Use Mozilla Firefox browser.
  • Digitalia Film Library: Selection of international feature films and documentaries from the Latin American collection, European collection and more.

To view a physical resource the collection

Online Sources