Updated for Fall 2020

About film at Tisch

How do I find films?

If you know what film you’re looking for, you can search by title, director, or starring actors using JumboSearch.

To narrow your search to audiovisual material, use JumboSearch’s Advanced Search feature. Click the radio button next to "Library Catalog," and select "Audio Visual" from the dropdown menu under "Material Type." Your search results will now be limited to music, film and television shows.

You can also browse DVDs in person at the SMFA Library, and on the 2nd floor at Tisch Library.

What if the film I need is not available?

Is there a film that isn’t in Tisch Library’s collection? You can recommend a purchase.

In some cases, you may be able to request DVDs through Interlibrary Loan. However, not all institutions lend audiovisual materials, and many institutions place “in-library use only” restrictions on using audiovisual materials.

Can I watch films online?

The library subscribes to many streaming video platforms, which provide free access to thousands of films:

We also have some streaming video resources in the Tufts Digital Library, and Tufts sports are streamed live and archived by JumboCast.

How do I find a film that was assigned for my course?

Films on reserve are streamed via your course's Canvas site. Your instructor will provide instructions on how to access films via Canvas.

For Faculty and Instructors – Use Film in Your Course

Faculty and instructors can use Tisch Library’s Streaming Media Service, which digitizes films from the Library’s DVD collection and uploads those films to Canvas.  To make a request, please email our Streaming Media team directly.


Not sure what you want to watch?

Get ideas from IMDB, the Criterion Collection, the BFI, Rotten Tomatoes, or the AV Club's New Cult Canon.


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