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Assigned Films

Students and faculty have unrestricted access to films and videos in the following databases: Counseling & Therapy in Video and Films on Demand. The Library does not purchase access to films or videos that students have been assigned to watch, unless the videos are already in these databases.

Students are encouraged to locate assigned films through Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Hulu, or other online streaming services. Amazon gives you a month of free streaming if you sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. Many older films can be watched for free on YouTube or the Internet Archive.

Students also have the option of using their public libraries to borrow the DVDs or stream assigned videos. Again, this service is free to residents and students. Lee County Public Library streams thousands of movies through Hoopla, Freegal, and IndieFlix. Hodges University students can receive a free Lee County library card simply by showing their student ID and their photo ID. Learn more about Lee County and Collier County public library services.

Library Video Streaming

Counseling and Therapy in Video logoCounseling and Therapy in Video - for psychology and counseling students

Films on Demand logo

Films on Demand - Thousands of videos on vast array of subjects

Library Video Tutorials

YouTube video tutorials orienting you to Hodges library services and resources, showing you how to navigate the library homepage and databases, and more.

TED Talks

TED Ideas Worth Spreading - over 1,900 fast-paced, engaging talks on all kinds of subjects.

TED Ed Lessons Worth Sharing

TED Ed YouTube Channel

Videos from Public Libraries

Hoopla logoObtain a Lee County Public Library card to stream thousands of free digital movies and documentaries from Hoopla, Indieflix, and Freegal. Show your student ID and your address to get a free Lee County library card.

Obtain a Collier County Public Library card that enables you to borrow up to 10 movies for one week at a time. Show your student ID and your address to get a free Collier County library card.

Do you reside outside Lee and Collier counties? While you can still use the online services the Lee and Collier county libraries provide, you may qualify for Reciprocal Borrowing in the surrounding area or visit this list of public libraries nationwide to find your local library and discover what resources it offers.

Online Streaming Services

Amazon Instant Video - Enormous selection of instant streaming videos. Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime and get one month free! Or, pay $2.99 for a 3-day rental.

Google Play - Choose from a huge selection of video rentals that you can stream for $4.99 or less.

iTunes - Do you have a Mac or iPad? You can rent and stream videos through iTunes at a reasonable cost.

Netflix - Stream from a vast video collection. Get a free month of streaming, or $7.99 a month, cancel anytime.

Tubitv-Big-name titles, online for free – and it’s legal.  The catch is that there are ads.

Videos from the Open Web

Contains thousands of free films and videos, including full-length classic movies, daily alternative news broadcasts, cartoons, concerts, and original material


Interviews, speeches, lectures, and film clips from the American Film Institute's video archives
Archives stock, archival, and news footage
Presents independent TV documentaries and dramas, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens
Watch partial or complete episodes of PBS programs: NOVa, Frontline, POV, Masterpiece Theater, and more
Trailers and clips from hundreds of classic movies in .avi or .mov formats
Provides access to over 2,100 films from PBS, Icarus, Link TV, Lionsgate, Media That Matters, National Geographic, National Film Board of Canada, and others
Delivers access to vast numbers of educational videos featuring all sorts of topics and shared on YouTube