Course reading lists are managed through the Course Resources tab in Canvas. Instructors should use this tool to submit requests to the library, reuse past course reading lists, and track the status of requested items.
If you are assigning a film for class, we are happy to try and get access in order to put it on Reserves. Be aware, however, that getting access to a film can be tricky and we (the Libraries) often need time to figure it out.
If possible, we will privilege streaming access, but it often means short-term (1 or 3 years) access. Buying a DVD would mean for the life of the disk, which if often longer but fewer people can watch (you can check out DVD players at the circulation desk). It is a violation of U.S. copyright law to copy that disk for group viewing, but we can assist with creating clips of a DVD. Let us know if you'd like assistance.