Broome Library Streaming Resources

Broome Library Streaming Music

Broome Library subscribes to two music databases, which can be accessed by faculty and students who are signed in to their library accounts. 

Music Online: Classical Music Library includes over a million classical tracks.

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and includes over 45,000 tracks documenting world musical and aural traditions.

Broome Library Streaming Theater Videos

Broom Library subscribes to Theater in Video, a database including hundreds of videos of plays as well as documentaries of interviews which offer behind-the-scenes looks at theater productions.  The videos can be accessed by faculty and students who are signed in to their library accounts.

Broome Library Featured Films: Recent Arrivals

America: I Too (America: Yo Tambien): This is a 2017 movie about three arrested and detained undocumented immigrants, based on testimonies of those who have endeavored to navigate the U.S. immigration system.

Saving Atlantis: This is a feature length 2018 documentary about coral reef decline, and the people struggling to save what remains.

Watan:  This documentary film, released in 2018, provides intimate portraits of Syrian refugees in the camps and cities of Jordan.

Free Video and Audio Resources

American Indian Film Gallery

This University of Arizona resource is an online collection of more than 450 historic films by and about Native peoples of the Americas.  Much of the work made in the last third of the 20th century comes from Indian communities themselves.


C-SPAN maintains archives of all three channels, seven days per week, twenty-four hours per day, going back to 1987. Programs are extensively indexed.  Resources include:

  • Chronicles of events and proceedings for the three branches of the federal government.
  • The C-Span weekend series, including numerous historical resources (e.g. “The Civil War,” “Landmark Cases,” “Lincoln-Douglas Debates,” “1968 – America in Turmoil,” and many more).

Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is a curator-driven digital library of legal audio downloads cleared for certain types of uses, as determined by the rights holders.  The library was initially founded by freeform radio station WFMU.  See license information on the right hand side of the web page for each resource prior to use.  The archive includes music in multiple genres.

The Internet Archive/Moving Image Archive

The Internet Archive includes a collection of more than two-hundred thousand free historical videos, with associated copyright/rightsholder/use data.  Resources include:

  • Feature films now in the public domain
  • News and public affairs independent of traditional corporate media (e.g. Democracy Now’s daily news program, Open Media Project content)
  • Animation shorts and full-length films
  • Spanish language films and resources
  • The Academic Film Archive of North America (includes ethnographic and other social science resources)
  • And much more!

Library of Congress

Video Collections:

The Library of Congress has numerous online video collections, including resources in numerous disciplines.  These collections are particularly rich in resources for the arts. Examples include the following:

  • Variety Stage Sound Recordings and Motion Pictures
  • Origins of American Animation
  • Great Conversations in Music
  • Geographers on Film
  • The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
  • National Screening Room : This collection showcases a broad range of historical and cultural resources from the library’s moving image collection. The collection includes otherwise unavailable movies, and includes public domain movies, and copyrighted movies with permissions for educational use.

Audio Resources:

Audio resources include voice recordings and music recordings.  These are organized by collection, location, date, and format.  Examples of collection resources include the following:

PBS Video Online

The site redirects the local user to PBS SoCal, and provides links to locally relevant items and series.


Snagfilms offers advertising-supported documentary and independent films, streamed on its website.  Title categories include the following:

  • Climate Change and the Environment
  • Refugee and Immigrant Stories
  • Celebrate Pride
  • Veterans and the Military
  • Explore the World


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