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Support & Training

Using a discovery service? Learn more about how to active our in-depth metadata in the leading discovery service providers.

Alexander Street video and audio content can be integrated into Web pages and learning management systems in two ways: links or embeds. Learn more

The Alexander Street interface is a cutting-edge learning and research tool for library patrons. 

Recent enhancements include:

  • Free open archive content, such as the Ruth Benedict papers
  • Improved discoverability – Google and other search engines are able to discover all content
  • The ability for users to toggle sample content on and off
  • An optimized authentication process for users
  • A streamlined “Store” experience within the interface

See our Customer FAQ for more information about these improvements.

Request a customer demo of the interface today.

Visit the On-demand webinar page  to watch all of Alexander Street's webinars.

Check out our recommended configuration stanzas for setting up ASP collections on your proxy.

All films purchased from Alexander Street, whether streaming or DVD, include limited public performance rights, which includes permission for classroom showings, as well as public screenings, as long as no admission is being charged.

Get users up and running quickly on the Alexander Street platform. Download, forward, and/or print Quick Reference Guides for video, audio, and text resources. Users will learn how to access resources, search and browse content, and navigate learning features, like making clips and playlists.

Usage Statistics

Stay up to date on our platform features! Receive live, customized web demos with your dedicated Account Manager specific to your needs. Demos are available for librarians, faculty, and students. Schedule a session today!

Looking for a specific video title? Search our video database to find out if it exists in one of our collections or as an individual title available for purchase.

Review our system requirements and information about devices supported, and more.

What’s your usage? Our latest usage stats portal provides detailed information about your usage including COUNTER-compliant reports, SUSHI-enabled reports, and customizable reports you can export by title, subject, and collection. Click here to learn more and get access today.

Marketing Resources

Download bibliographies in Excel format to view and search titles included in each product.

Download, customize, and print our double-sided bookmarks to help promote your online collections. Using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, you can insert your library or institution name and instructions for remote access. Include any information your patrons may need concerning proxy servers, library card information, or URLs to pages on your library's Web site.

Need one of Alexander Street’s corporate logos? Download versions for web or print.

Every two weeks, we make available one complete work from our popular streaming music databases, Classical Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound® for Libraries for free download. Visit the download page for more information.

Download and print posters to promote your library's resources. All images are in high-resolution PDF format and are freely available to reuse or resize.

Select from the product A-Z list and click through to view and download product overviews and brochures. Print and distribute onsite or contact us to have quantities shipped to you. Perfect for open houses, faculty introductions, vendor days, and “welcome back” kits.

Embed a search widget into your library's Web page, learning management system, 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. Download widget.

Download product buttons for use on your library's Web page. Use the images to help publicize your online collections and boost usage.