Maryland Institute College of Art's Decker Library has over 5,000 titles available to library patrons, a majority of which are available for check out. The titles are physically arranged in the library by title and are located on the first level of Decker Library in the Bunting Center at 1401 W. Mount Royal Avenue.
The collection is particularly strong in documentaries about artists or art and avant-garde and other art narrative films.
See also: Film and Video Research Guide
Decker Library offers three streaming video databases for you to watch films online, on and off-campus. Also included are a couple links to other online streaming platforms.
Best for: films about art and architecture. Decker Library subscribes to Films On Demand's Art and Architecture Collection, which includes over 800 educational titles.
Best for: documentaries, feature films, Criterion Collection. Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers. If off-campus, you'll have to create a login to watch films. Featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students.
Best for: clips of art and architecture. Decker Library subscribes to the Alexander Street Press Art & Architecture in Video collection, which contains over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context for critical analysis.
Other Ways to Watch Films Online
This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
Fandor, online streaming database, is now offering Fandor Edu. The program has been created in response to the increasing demand from professors to incorporate Fandor into their school curricula. Fandor edu will launch with a 50% discount offer on monthly subscriptions to students and educators at higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada.
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