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Stream hit films via the new SWANK Top 1000 Collection!

Did you know students, faculty, & staff have immediate access to stream 1000+ feature films (big box office) and TV shows? It’s never been easier to assign and watch video content from the Library!

Purchase College Library has partnered with Swank Digital Campus to provide students and educators access to the “Swank Top 1000,” a collection of one thousand most-requested big box office titles, available for immediate streaming. The collection includes: feature films, documentaries, international films, popular TV shows, many HBO titles, award-winners, and more! It contains content from 95% of Hollywood studios, spanning a wide range of topics and disciplines.

The SWANK Top 1000 collection provides students and faculty with a fast, convenient way to find and stream movies and television shows for use in classes as well as for personal interest. 

To get started, visit the Library’s Streaming Guide and click the link for the Swank Top 1000 Collection. If you’re off-campus, simply log in with your Purchase ID (Moodle/email username and password), as you would for any other library database. Note: these films don’t show up in Discovery Search; you must go into the SWANK-Digital Campus platform to search for them. You can also take a quick glance on this list of The Top 1000 titles. Visit this SWANK FAQ for step-by-step instructions.

To assign a film in a class, faculty can simply add its unique URL to their syllabus or Moodle course; students can access a film via the URL or by going directly to SWANK - Digital Campus from the Library’s databases list and searching for the film’s title.

Can’t find what you need in the Top 1000? SWANK offers licenses for 30,000 additional films and television episodes, available by request. Use the Streaming Request Form to contact the Library for help licensing materials needed for courses.