Locating, booking and borrowing films and streaming video from the Laurier Library.

Finding videos
  • Search Omni for Film Studies, Music, and other Laurier Library video collections
  • Videos on reserve are available via Library Course Reserves
  • "Media Catalog" indexes media titles owned by media centres and libraries across Ontario (faculty can request these videos through the Video Booking form)
Booking videos for class (Faculty)

Faculty can book videos to show in class through our Video Booking form

Watching videos in the Library

See our Media Viewing and Listening page for information on video equipment available at each Library location

Online videos

Many of the videos in the collections below are catalogued in Omni. However, you can also choose to search across the transcripts and other descriptive material in the collections themselves.

Title Short Description
1491; the Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus Video playlist on indigenous peoples in the Americas before Columbus.
Academic Video Online Collection of documentaries, films, and other videos.
ACF: Audio Ciné Films Inc. Collection of feature films.
American History in Video Video collection for the study of American history.
Beyond Crisis Conversational documentary on climate change.
Can-Core: Academic Video Collection of Canadian videos from 1988 to the present.
CARMA Video Library Live and recorded webcasts on research methods and analysis. Requires log in.
CBC Digital Archives CBC radio and television news clips, interviews, and more, documenting numerous aspects of Canadian life and history. Includes excerpts from the classic documentary series, This Hour Has Seven Days
Counseling and Therapy in Video Collection of videos concerning social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.
Criterion-on-Demand Collection of feature films. Educational audio and video programs and documentaries from CBC and Radio-Canada.
Docuseek Over one thousand video documentaries on social and environmental issues.
Education in Video Collection of videos about topics in training and education, including classroom footage.
the Film Platform Collection of documentaries and films from Alexander Street Press and ProQuest.
Filmakers Library Online Video collection of over 900 documentaries for humanities and social sciences.
Films On Demand Streaming video collection for the humanities and social sciences.
Future History Series Video playlist on North American Indigenous peoples history and future.
Literature Online (LION) Full text of more than 350,000 works in English, American and Canadian literature. Please logout when finished Video collection of classical concerts, operas, and ballets, with related information and material.
Moving Image Archive Thousands of videos ranging from classic full-length movies, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to user-uploaded videos of every genre.
Music & Performing Arts Streaming audio and video plus scores and reference works. Thousands of documentaries, animations, and alternative dramas. Laurier Public Performance Rights paid for.
Opera in Video Opera performances plus interviews and documentaries. Collection of training videos for mental health professionals.
Theatre in Video Video collection of plays and film documentaries.
Treaties Recognition Playlist Video playlist on indigenous peoples and treaties in Ontario.
Truth, Reconciliation & Colonialism Video playlist on the the effects of colonialism in Canada.
Borrowing videos


  • Videos for Film Studies and Music may be borrowed for three hours for in-library use
  • Videos on Reserve: three hours, in-library use
  • Other videos: three day loan


  • Videos with performance rights may be borrowed for one week
  • Videos marked "For Private Study Only" may be borrowed for one day

Charges for overdue, lost and damaged videos

  • Overdues: $5 a day, to a maximum of $50
  • Lost items: a replacement fee of $300 will be applied to the borrower's account. Items are listed as lost after 60 days
  • Fees for damaged items will be assessed at the time of return
Ordering videos for purchase

To request a media purchase, please email

Community resources for films
Local movie schedules

Princess Cinemas (Waterloo)


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