Movie Performance License for School Libraries

2020-2021 School Year


The Vermont Department of Libraries is pleased to once again offer discounted public performance licenses, as well as a FREE streaming option to all eligible Vermont K-12 schools. The public performance license from Movie Licensing USA/Swank Motion Pictures allows schools to show films from several well-known studios for non-educational purposes and still comply with copyright law. The 2020-2021 license will be valid from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.

The streaming option is available to all Vermont public and approved independent schools for the next two years. Streaming will be available for free to all schools, regardless of whether or not they purchase the regular Swank movie license.

We are making the streaming option available for this time period to provide school librarians and teachers with resources their students can access remotely. It is funded, in part, through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We hope to get the streaming service off the ground in October, when the regular movie license cycle begins. In the meantime, we ask for your patience while we figure out the logistics for the service.

More information will be coming soon.