Streaming video, science fiction novels and DVDs

A streaming video offer and a collection of science fiction novels and DVDs are available in the Sciences et Société area.

Streaming video

The Library offers you an access to Kanopy streaming video platform. You will find nearly 10’000 feature films, award-winning documentaries, and educational content in a wide variety of themes like architectureenvironmental science, or computer science. Major producers of world cinema are represented in Kanopy’s collections, including Criterion, Kino Lorber, Outcast Films, and The Great Courses.

All videos are available from the EPFL campus or via the VPN, and can be broadcast in the classroom (only for educational purposes).

To access the contents via the Kanopy application (available on IOS or Android), or to try out the features specific for studying and teaching activities (e.g. create a playlist), you will need to create an account with an address. To integrate a video into Moodle, no need to create an account, just click on “share” below each video and copy the “Embed this video” link.

Technical tip: if you search for a Kanopy video in the Google search engine, sometimes “/epfl” will not always be correctly added to the video URL and it may appear that you do not have access. In this case, the message “Start watching with your public library card or university login” is displayed under the video, so click on the “watch now” button, then on “find your university” and look for the EPFL, you will then be correctly redirected to our video if it is included in our collections.

Science fiction novels

Novels are classified by call number 820.31. Besides novels, the Library subscribes to 2 magazines, Bifrost and Galaxies. The last 3 years are available on site consultation.

Science fiction DVDs

The science fiction movies are are listed in alphabetical order of film title, on the same shelves as the video games, in the Sciences et société area. You can look up the complete list of available films.

Borrowing terms and conditions:

  • the loan period is 7 days

  • 5 possible extensions

  • DVDs are to be requested at the library desk

  • please go to the desk to borrow and return DVDs


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