Do the Penn Libraries subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Max (formerly HBO), or MUBI?


The Libraries are not able to acquire streaming licenses to personal streaming platforms like AppleTV, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, etc., because these streaming platforms are for personal use only, and do not offer institutional licenses that the Libraries can purchase.  

Some instructors find that they are able to assign a film for course-required viewing by finding the title on a on-demand, home-use streaming platform, and requiring that students obtain a subscription so that the student can stream the title independently.

Please contact the Cinema & Media Studies Librarian, if you have a question about a particular film's availability.


  • Last Updated Jun 10, 2024
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  • Answered By Charles Cobine

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