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Swank Digital Campus Video Streaming Service

Overview of the video streaming resource, Swank Digital Campus, for faculty and students.

Description of Service

Swank Digital Campus is a video streaming subscription service from Swank Motion Pictures.

It provides NYU faculty and students with online streaming access to selected films for academic teaching and study.

The Swank Digital Campus catalog offers more than 18,000 titles from major Hollywood studios as well as many independent companies.

Who Can Use This Service

Video viewing through Swank Digital Campus is available free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff with active NYU network accounts, at any and all global locations.

How It Works

The two modes of access for viewing films in Swank Digital Campus are:

  1. Go first to BobCat Articles & Databases, then select Swank Digital Campus from the Video Collections menu under "Content-Specific" databases. (If you are not already logged in with your NYU Net ID, the system will prompt you to do so).
  2. Go first to BobCat Books & More, then type "Swank Digital Campus" in the search box. The Online access link then takes you directly to the Swank portal. (If you are not already logged in with your NYU Net ID, the Online access click will prompt you to do so).

Once inside the Swank portal, viewers can either browse the title listing or use a keyword search to locate a film.

Requesting New Titles:

Only faculty may request new titles to be added to the Swank Digital Campus menu.

The request must be for course reserves, and the faculty requestor must have a currently active NYU Classes or NYU Learning Management System (Brightspace) site. 

Eligible faculty can use our Online Form to submit their requests.

Please be advised that it can take up to 10 days after a request is submitted to activate a new video. 

A video title acquired this way will remain available for the duration of the semester for which it was requested.  

Questions about Swank requests can be addressed to

Technical Support

Users experiencing problems with the streaming service can email the Avery Fisher Center at .

You can also call Swank Digital Campus directly at 1-888-389-3622 for technical support during regular weekly business hours (U.S. Central time), or to leave a voicemail message during off hours.

The Swank email,, is the third alternative.

Don't have an NYU Classes or NYU Learning Management System (Brightspace) site yet?  The guides Setting Up Your NYU Classes Site and NYU Learning Management System (Brightspace) can help. Technical support for the learning management system is also available from the Library's Digital Studio and the NYU IT Service Desk