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National Film Board (NFB)

Search NFB Campus

The National Film Board CAMPUS service provides a mix of Public Performance Rights for films freely viewable from the NFB site, access to films not available on the public website, and value added services.

NOTE: To access NFB Campus content, the first time you use this service you must register and create an account.

The institutional license allows the public exhibition of streaming video content from the National Film Board website. This entitles instructors to broadcast NFB streaming videos in the classroom. Instructors may also link to the NFB videos from their online courses. Broadcast use is restricted to within the premise of the Institution. The content may not be downloaded, reproduced, duplicated or altered, in whole or in part. No admission or fee may be charged by the institution.

NOTE: When browsing or searching on the NFB site you may come across films from Canada Screens that ask you to pay to rent or download them. These are not part of the NFB Campus collection.



The platform gives faculty and students streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. It includes documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, excerpts and more — thousands of programs and resources. key features:

  • Video on demand
  • One-stop location for the best Canadian content
  • Original English and French content
  • Updates every week — instructors can add requests
  • The latest news packaged and explained
  • Over 4,500 resources in English and French — television and radio documentaries, archival footage, teacher resource guides and more
  • 24/7 from school, at home or on the go
  • Absolutely no advertising

Selected Free Streaming Videos Online

AAPB: American Archive of Public Broadcasting

American Indian Film Gallery - "Over 450 non-fiction films that document Native lifeways from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego;"  includes some Canadian material.

CBC Digital Archives

C-SPAN Videos - a public service created by the American Cable Television Industry.

EVIA Digital Archive - Ethnographic Video for Instruction & Analysis

FRONTLINE - investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world.

Internet Archive's Movie Archive

Media Burn Archive - an independent video archive of four decades of documentaries

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, and Design)

Top Documentaries - full-length documentary films free of charge

Advanced Library Catalogue Search

Our traditional library catalogue's advanced search feature allows you to search materials in our collection by types. From the library homepage, click on the Classic Catalogue link next to Advanced Search underneath the main search box. On the next page, click on the Advanced Search link under the search box.


In the Advanced Catalogue Search, you can search for audio CDs by keyword searches. Be sure to select Audio Compact Discs as in the Type drop-down menu. The audio CDs are located in the Audiovisual Collection at the upper level of the library. There are devices in the collection room for you to play CDs. 

advanced catalogue search


In the Advanced Library Catalogue Search, search for DVD or VHS by keywords. Be sure to select the corresponding types in the Type drop-down menu. Videos (DVD) and Videos (VHS) are listed at the bottom of the menu. DVDs and VHSs are shelved by their call number along with print books on the upper and lower levels of the library. If you don't have access to a DVD or VHS player, you can view the material using  the media players on the lower level of the library. 

Here is also a guide on the instructional use of videos at TWU under the Copyright Laws.