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Films at Union


As demand for film has increased, Schaffer Library has expanded its streaming services and increased purchase of media for Union College. At the same time, we've switched from an "all or nothing" model for Kanopy to "mostly all:" most of the films you need in Kanopy will be available right away, and some will need to be requested. This guide provides search strategies and links to help you find the films you need.

Discover videos with Primo

To search for films, start with Primo. Primo searches our film collection at Schaffer Library, as well as videos in Academic Video Online, Docuseek, and other video services. We are working to incorporate Kanopy records into Primo as well.


  • When searching for a title, enter as much of the title as you know.
  • Films from a particular region may be difficult to find. We recommend you use Primo to perform an advanced search for country and "film" or "motion picture"
  • To search by a director, enter some or all of the director's name. It does not matter if the first or last name is the first search term.

Film databases