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Film and Video

Searching for Films and Videos

The Cooper Union Library's film and video collections on DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS are searchable through the online catalog. 

To find the location, call number, and circulation status:

  • Limit the search to the Cooper Library Catalog
  • Use the facets on the left to select Resource Type "video"
  • Be sure to Check Availability and note the collection and call number

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us

Streaming Media 

The Cooper Union Library subscribes to streaming media platforms and selectively purchases licenses for titles requested by faculty for the use in the classroom. Unfortunately, we are not able to license film for non-classroom use at this time. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Norberg

Electronic Arts Intermix

EAI's Educational streaming site provides access to full-length streaming videos for selected artists from EAI's full collection.


‚ÄčAn on-demand streaming video service which provides access to educational titles, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases - on a very wide range of topics. Kanopy titles are licensed from such major educational producers and distributors as PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, and the Media Education Foundation. The Cooper Union Library licenses individual titles through Kanopy for course reserves only. The list of available titles licensed for the year is available on

Video Data Bank 

Founded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1976 at the inception of the media arts movement, Video Data Bank (VDB) is a leading resource in the United States for video by and about contemporary artists. The Cooper Union Library licenses individual titles through VDB for course reserves only. Please contact Lisa Norberg for a list of available titles. 

16MM Film Collection

The Cooper Union Library maintains a select collection of films on 16mm. They are for classroom use only and must be shown by a qualified projectionist. Below is a complete list of titles and information on whether we also own copies in DVD or VHS formats. For more information, please contact Dale Perreault


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