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Library Support for Swarthmore FLI Students

A selection of library resources for Swarthmore First Generation/Low Income students.


The libraries carry a wide variety of movies, TV shows, and documentaries on DVD. Browse them on the third floor of McCabe or search in Tripod. You can borrow a DVD drive from the Reserves Desk to enjoy a DVD wherever you're comfortable.

A Brief Look at Streaming Options:

Please note that these resources are only available to current Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff.

Feature Films for Education

More than 600 blockbusters, classics, and Academy Award winners are available to stream in this collection.

Here are our highlights:

The cover of the film Hidden Figures, showing actors Janelle Monae, Taraji. P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer walking toward the camera with rocket in background.   The cover of the film The Shape of Water, showing actors Doug Jones, as amphibian man, and Sally Hawkins embracing underwater.   The cover of the film The Martian showing close-up of actor Matt Damon in astronaut helmet facing camera. The words "Bring him home" appear across his face.   The cover of the film Jackie, showing actor Natalie Portman in red skirt suit, hands across her lap, the name Jackie wrapping around her.   Cover of the film The Princess Bride, showing actors Cary Elwes and Robin Wright-Penn facing each other between columns and under trellis with clouds in background.   The cover of the film Belle, showing actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw facing the camera in 18th-century British aristocratic rose jacquard gown.   Cover of the film Beasts of the Southern Wild, showing blurry image of actor Quvenzhan√© Wallis with arms outstretched, carrying sparklers in each hand, walking across grass.

Seeking classic films? Try Silent Film Online.

Looking for musical performances? Watch full concerts, operas, ballets, and music documentaries on Medici.TV and Opera in Video.

Prefer documentaries? Check out Filmaker's Library Online, Films on Demand, and Academic Video Online (AVON).

Want to get inspired? AVON has a little bit of everything -- cooking, yoga, creative project prompts, travel videos, animated shorts -- and then some.