The Pfau Library provides access to film and media collections in support of the CSUSB curriculum. This access can be in DVD format or in streaming format.
DVDs in the Pfau Library
In the basic search box below, use the title of the film you want or just your topic. The DVD collection is housed behind the Check-Out Desk on the library’s first floor. Please take a picture or make a note of the video’s call number, found in the Location Information, before going to the Check-Out Desk.
Streaming Video Access
Search and browse our streaming video collections here, using the title of the film you want or just your topic.
Faculty, if you need a film for your class that the library does not own, please complete our Video Request Form.
Students, the library does not license/purchase film titles for individual use. Alternatives Are Available! If the Pfau Library doesn't provide access to a streaming video that you want to watch, you have options!
Pay-Per-View and Subscription Services
Sometimes your only choice for obtaining streaming content may be a pay-per-view or subscription vendor. We highlight a few of the more popular services, but there are many platforms for licensing low-cost individual video titles. A simple Google search should help you find what you need.
Connect to Amazon Prime
Amazon’s Prime service provides access to thousands of streaming video titles including feature films, TV shows, documentaries and other more. Amazon also offers its Prime service for a yearly fee, and with Prime, many streaming titles are available at no extra charge. Here is more information on how Amazon Prime works.
Connect to Netflix
For the cost of a monthly subscription (about $15) Netflix offers access to thousands of titles that can be watched instantly on many types of devices. Here is more information on how Netflix works.
Connect to IndieFlix
IndieFlix gives film lovers access to thousands of high quality independent shorts, features, documentaries and web-series from film festivals around the world (for about $5 per month). IndieFlix’s mission is to champion filmmakers, launch careers, rethink traditional approaches to distribution, and celebrate the artistry and impact of independent film.