Discover and use our multimedia collections including films, documentaries, television, or radio programmes to view the content covered in your film, media studies and music and audio technology modules or to build subject knowledge for your essays or research. The library’s digital multimedia is available to all Kent students and staff anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices.

The Templeman library also holds physical DVDs which can be viewed on the library DVD players located by the DVD Collection (B Block, Ground Floor).

Streaming services

Kent’s two streaming services are Box of Broadcasts (BoB) and Kanopy. These two are your go to places to find and access digital multimedia content. Please note that streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime only offer individual subscriptions and are not available for us to provide as a library.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Box of Broadcasts is a repository of British TV and Radio programmes and is available to UK universities and colleges for teaching and learning. View and record programmes from over seventy-five free-to-air channels and search the archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts. The resource is only available to students studying in the UK under the ERA licence.


Kanopy streaming video service includes award-winning documentaries, classic and indie films, and covers many subjects. You can make clips and create your own playlists.The library will buy the videos that you use the most and they will then become part of the library’s collection of e-resources and be accessible for one year.