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Videos (& Captioning): Video Collections

Finding, borrowing, and captioning videos for instructional use.

Video Collections at San Diego City College

Film strip

This guide intends to give just an overview of available video materials with examples from our major collections.

San Diego City College Library has over 400 DVD titles on-site in its Media Collection. Other video collections include the streaming products provided by Films on Demand, Swank, Kanopy, and 3C Media Solutions listed below (and on the Faculty Services page). 

Other libraries have videos also.  As a California resident, you are eligible to be a member of two large public library systems (city and county)-- and it's free to join, so check them out! 

Image "3D Film Strip With Pictures" by Anusorn P nachol at

Online (Streaming) Media

Legal Stuff: Performance Rights

It is the responsibility of the user to check for captioning and performance rights before using a video no matter if it is from a San Diego City College Library collection or not. Certain vendors have specific public performance rights for use outside the classroom. The SDCC Library does not assume responsibility for interpretation of law regarding performance rights.

The librarians have noted the public performance rights for certain vendors/collections listed on this web page. Classroom rights differ. 

Physical Media

San Diego City College Library has captioned DVDs in its Media Collection, located at the Library Circulation Desk. Use OneSearch to find media items in that collection.


Performance Rights for Physical Media

When looking in the library catalog for a DVD, check the record for one of these two statements:

  • Educational public performance rights means that the DVD may be shown in face-to-face classroom settings and in admission-free screenings on campus.
  • Classroom or individual use only means that the DVD can be used for face-to-face classroom or individual use only.

More information on showing films in the classroom on the American Library Association website.

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