Research Guides

Film Studies


MUBI logoMUBI is a streaming service for film lovers. As of December 2020, students and faculty can sign up for a discounted account using your GC email address. (In December 2020, MUBI discontinued its film schools program which offered free accounts to faculty and students; those with existing free accounts will retain them as VIP accounts). MUBI offers a rotating selection of streaming films, and a newly expanded library of on-demand films. Browse their catalog here.

Find Streaming Video in OneSearch

When searching for streaming videos, head to the Advanced Search page in OneSearch. Select whether you want to search GC-only or expand the search to All CUNY libraries (this is useful if you have a dual affiliation). Set the first search filter to Title > Starts With and enter the name of the film you’re looking for. In the Material Type dropdown on the right, select Video/Film, then click the green search button on the lower right. See the sample search here for the documentary, "The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America" (2001):

On the results page, look for "Available Online" (as shown in the second item listed below) to locate a streaming version of the film:

Finding DVDs in the library

The library's DVD collection is held behind the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor and is not accessible to patrons. Use the spreadsheet here to browse our collection; be sure to click the link to OneSearch to check availability before visiting the library. You can also search for DVDs by title directly in OneSearch.

GC Streaming Video Collections

Online Streaming Video Sources

Film Catalogs

Film and Television Archives in New York City