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Films & Music

The Library subscribes to an extensive collection of online videos, DVDs, images, music and sounds that supports course-related instruction and research. It includes a wide array of foreign films, documentaries and tutorials. Find resources by searching the Library’s media databases.

Online Video Collections

Online Audio Collections


Information for Faculty

Audio-Visual Services may request, on behalf of faculty, digital rights for streaming selected video titles in the Library collection. Cost, conditions for use, and expiry date vary depending upon rights owners or distributors. Subject librarians will be consulted for payment of streaming rights, at their discretion. Check with Audio-Visual Services to see if a specific title in the Library collection is available for streaming. To integrate access with e-reserve in D2L Brightspace, check with the Library’s E-Reserve service.

Access from home requires an active my.ryerson account with Library privileges. The terms of use, in general, are similar to accessing articles and journals, but please check the license or copyright agreement for each specific resource whenever such an agreement is available.

Feature Film Licenses

As of Nov. 7th 2012, public performance rights for educational use of features films and other audio-visual works in the library collection are no longer required. Exhibition in public of any library obtained audio-visual titles for a purpose other than education is an infringement of copyright.