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What is Films on Demand?

Films on Demand is an online library of streaming videos, covering a wide range of topics. CCSF Library's subscription includes the general academic and nursing collections. There are approximately 15,000 films.

You can access Films on Demand from the library website's Articles and Databases page or search from within OneSearch.

Creating FOD Accounts

Navigate to Films on Demand. Once logged in with RAM ID (if off-campus), students, faculty and staff have the option of creating a personal user account directly with Infobase (the company that owns Films on Demand). 

What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Allows tagging and saving favorites for easy recall
  • Allows curation of lists of films and segments that can be shared with other users
  • Gives control of user settings, including playback rate and automatic startup of closed captioning

To create an account, simply locate "Your Profile" in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, click "New user? Sign up."

Streaming from Home

An active RAM ID (student ID) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to Films on Demand. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID before being able to view the resources.

Films on Demand

If viewing this guide from off-campus, you will see a login screen instead of the video example below. 


There are a few ways to find videos in Films on Demand:

  • Search by Keyword

In the search box, type your search terms.



social psychology

  • Browse by Subject

Click on Menu, then "Browse Videos." Scan the page for Health & Medicine.

TED Talks

View short and engaging videos on a variety of topics offered at TED Talks. Search by keyword or by topic. You can also search by topic. A number of talks can be found under Psychology. 

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