Free Resources

  • Video Tutorials

    Watch how-to videos on creating clips, sharing playlists, and using our powerful searching options.
  • Bibliographies

    Download bibliographies for selected Alexander Street collections. Each bibliography is available in XLS file format.

  • Best Practices for Embedding Media

    Alexander Street video and audio content can be integrated into Web pages and learning management systems in two ways: Links or Embeds.

  • Free MARC Records

    Libraries can download MARC records for their Alexander Street collections, free of charge. Book-level and product-level records are available. Our MARC record specifications were agreed with a committee of customer librarians, and we have used current LC authorities whenever possible in these records. >> Sign up to receive email alerts.
  • Usage Statistics

    We now offer a new usage stats portal to obtain your institution’s usage information of collections on our new interface. This portal offers many benefits, including COUNTER-compliant reports, SUSHI-enabled reports, and customized reports you can export by title, subject, and collection.
  • Free Classical Music Downloads

    Every two weeks, we make available one complete work from our popular streaming music database, Classical Music Library, for free download. This download is available whether or not your institution subscribes to the service. All tracks downloaded through this promotion are owned by Alexander Street Press and are available to legally download, free of cost to the user.
  • Free World/Folk Music Downloads

    Every two weeks, Alexander Street and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings offer a free music download from Smithsonian Global Sound® for Libraries. This download is available to all, whether or not your institution subscribes to the collection. All tracks are owned by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and are available for a limited time only.
  • Customizable Bookmarks

    Download, customize, and print bookmarks to help promote your online collections. Include remote access details for patron use outside of the library.
  • Product Buttons

    Download the new Alexander Street Press product buttons for use on your library's Web page. Use the images to help publicize your online collections and boost usage.
  • Embeddable Search Widgets

    Embed a search widget into your library's Web page, course homepage, blog, or anywhere that HTML code can be placed. These widgets let you search your online collections from any page on the Web.
  • Posters

    Download artwork for your Alexander Street collections and print posters to promote your library's resources. All images are in high-resolution PDF format and are freely available to all customers.