Beyond Netflix and Amazon Prime

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Looking for streaming video options beyond Netflix and Amazon Prime? Kanopy is a streaming video platform offering a growing selection of independent, classic, and foreign films. The University of Iowa Libraries’ Kanopy subscription focuses on foreign movies and documentaries. For a broader selection of streaming films, including popular and contemporary films, sign up for an Iowa City Public Library (ICPL) card and check out ICPL’s Kanopy collection.

Several additional streaming video collections are available through the University Libraries, including Films on Demand (Spike Lee’s documentary 4 Little Girls, the British Up documentary series) and Swank Digital Campus (Boyhood, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Godfather). For a complete list of collections, visit  

And don’t forget that the Law Library and University Libraries both have large DVD collections, including television series, popular movies, and documentaries. Visit InfoHawk+ to search for specific titles.