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NSG 680: Finding Films

Finding Streaming FIlms

The following websites show which streaming services currently host the film you want to watch. Just type the title into the search bar and you will see where the film is available to stream, rent, and purchase. Sometimes the streaming options require a subscription to a service such as Netflix or Amazon, or include ads occasionally throughout the film.

JustWatch                                                                             Yidio


Public Libraries

Hoopla, which carries some of the required films for regional classes, is available via public libraries and is available for free if you have a public library card.


Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

CHPL offers a Downloadable-only library card to all Ohio residents. This card allows users to access all materials in the library's "eBranch" collection, including streaming movie and TV content. To apply for a card, you do not need to visit any of the library's physical locations.

MidPointe Library System

MidPointe Library System also offers access to streaming movies and TV, and has an online card application for e-resources only. 

Lane Public Library

Lane Public Library offers streaming video services to current cardholders as well. If you do not have a card for Lane Public Library, you can apply for one online, but you will need to visit a branch to show the required ID and pick it up.

Borrowing DVDs

You can also borrow DVD copies of films from the Miami University Libraries or through the OhioLINK library system of Ohio colleges and universities using the following steps:

  1. Enter the film title and change the pull down menu to say "title."
  2. On the results list, use the menu on the left column to limit by "material type" and select "videos."
  3. Be sure to read the description of the film very carefully. Verify the format of the film before requesting that it be sent to another campus for pickup. Many libraries still own films on VHS and the old 12" laserdisc formats! Reading the "physical description" and "notes" in the record should help you avoid any unfortunate surprises when picking up a hold item.

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