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Quite a few of our films are indexed in our library catalog and have direct links to the content in their respective databases.

Digital Services Librarian

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Johnnie Gray
Trible Library, Media Center, 2317D

How to Request a Video

We are always taking suggestions for content.  Purchasing a DVD or Blu-ray is usually more cost effective and permanent than other sources.  Please use our "Suggest a Purchase" form for items.


  • The library pays the "Higher Education /Institution" price (often a separate price, especially for documentary/educational videos).
  • At this time, we do not purchase individual titles available for streaming that is not part of our current streaming database lineup.
  • There are often different prices on DVDs and online streaming options (1-year, 3-year, permanent "life of file" ownership").
  • Educational/documentary videos are usually much more expensive than commercial/popular videos:
    • DVDs often cost between $25 to $400.
    • Online streaming rights for 1-year often cost $150 or more (per year).

     As a service for our physical collection of DVDs, the library’s media center may be able to export DVD clips for you to use in the classroom.  If you have your own DVD, we can possibly make clips (up to 3) from that as well.  Contact us to see if we can help with creating clips for classroom use.  We do not have the ability to set up streaming of films that are not in our databases and Blackboard/Scholar is unable to stream video. The best and most efficient way to share video content is to link back to it from the databases.  It helps usage statistics and the databases are built for streaming, just as if you were using YouTube.  Blu-ray titles cannot have clips taken from them due to physical copyright protections. 

Databases we own that provide streaming content below:

Copyright Friendly Video

Here is a list of some of the freely available streaming content found online.  These are not part of the database content provided by CNU.


Video help for searching for streaming media in the Trible Library.

Trible Library provides links to other websites to aid in research and is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of those sites.