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Films & Video @ ATU Libraries

Everything you wanted to know about physical and streaming collections of films and video for classroom use.

About Swank

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Swank Digital Campus is a streaming film database for universities that includes a wide variety of feature films and documentaries.  It includes many classic films, Hollywood blockbusters, and international movies in many languages.  

What Do I Have Access To?

Arkansas Tech University has access to 50 films on demand available to all current students, faculty, and staff.  Search by title or person, or browse the full list of currently available Swank films by genre.

How Do I Request A Film?

Films not currently accessible in Swank must be requested by the user and approved by the Library.  You can email your library liaison with the request or you can create an account in Swank by selecting "INSTRUCTOR" in the pop-up screen. 

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To just watch or share a film, choose "STUDENT".

Will the Library Purchase My Video?

It depends on a variety of factors, but in general, when the film is required for an online class, we will make every effort to purchase the film license.  Each license lasts for one year.  After which, the film must be requested and purchased again for future classes.  

Because the costs associated with streaming films are usually much higher than a physical copy, the library will generally recommend the physical DVD copy if teaching a course face-to-face.