Library Media

Find streaming videos and images in the Grossmont College Library's multimedia databases.


Streaming Film Databases

Embed streaming films  directly into Canvas.


Films on Demand 

Access to more than 24,000 academic videos and 250,000 segments for topics in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, Archival Films, and Health & Medicine.

Films on demand - logo


How to Embed Films on Demand videos in Canvas


Films and educational documentaries including films from PBS, The Great Courses, and California Newsreel. 

Note icon Must be requested for purchase before viewing


Kanopay - logo


How to Embed Kanopy films in Canvas


Streaming access to 300 feature films, documentaries, and foreign films including Food Inc, Ordinary People, and Citizen Kane.  


Swank logo

Academic Video Online

A comprehensive video collection of more than 62,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas.


Alexander Street Press logo


Contact Jessica Owens to learn about easily embedding videos into Canvas via LTI



Award-winning documentaries that feature rarely heard stories about individuals and communities working towards a more equitable world.




Contact Jessica Owens to learn about easily embedding videos into Canvas via LTI

Physical Film Collection

DVD and VHS collection available for check out at the Circulation Desk


Search for the physical media collection via OneSearch.   

Collection Questions

Contact:  Jessica Owens

Borrowing Questions




ARTStor is a searchable database of digital images encompassing architecture, painting, photography, prints, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts and design, as well as archaeological and anthropological objects.



Research Help


For general questions and research help      

For course reserves, library accounts, and renewals

chat     24/7 chat email
 phone    (619) 644 - 7361

website icon     Library Circulation Services