Public Library Video Online: Premium | Alexander Street

Public Library Video Online: Premium

Video streaming for personal use is growing exponentially. Public library patrons often visit their library for academic study and research, and they seek video content across many subject areas. They also need performance films for the arts and the best documentary film available for leisure viewing. Give patrons unlimited access to 58,000*+ streaming videos, the largest public library database available. With topics spanning science, history, engineering, health, performing arts, religion, film, and many others, Public Library Video Online: Premium makes video accessible to a broad array of patron types. You'll serve your community with content that supports both leisure interests and self-directed learning.

Understand the impact video has for your users

Alexander Street Shares Your Passion for deep insights into the data behind usage with our new admin portal:

  • Single sign-on access to custom MARC Records, COUNTER4 Statistics, engagement data, and more.
  • New visually enhanced dashboard making understanding your usage and engagement statistics easy.
  • New impact metrics to identify why users watch the content and what value they place on it.
  • Access to marketing materials to help increase usage.
  • And much more…

If you’re an Alexander Street customer, you can sign in and start using the admin portal now at

If you’re not a customer, and would like your own personal tour, email, and she’ll set up a time to walk you through.

The most videos

Your library has access to over 58,000* titles from 500 providers.

The broadest coverage

No other provider gives you as much breadth and depth across subject areas and material types. 

The lowest cost-per-use

Unlimited full-length streaming to over 58,000* titles for an entire year.

Top partnerships

  • CBS / 60 MINUTES
  • PBS
  • Newshour Productions
  • Dallas Learning Solutions
  • The Open University
  • Annenberg Learner
  • Howcast
  • Dummies
  • Makematic
  • Automotive Video Innovations
  • Chapulin Films
  • Cine Ojo
  • Utopic Documentaries
  • Salaud Morisset
  • Third World Newsreel
  • California Newsreel
  • BBC
  • Marquee Arts
  • ArtHaus Musik
  • Stratford Festival
  • Berkut Dance International
  • Videofashion
  • CreativeLive
  • Shanti Generation
  • The Great Speeches Video Series
  • Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Crash Course
  • National Geographic
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • PACKT Publishing
  • Minute Earth/Minute Physics
  • Grasshopper Film
  • Magnolia Pictures
  • NYX Channel
  • Collective Eye Films
  • Cinema Guild
  • Passion River Films
  • Oscilloscope Pictures
  • El Dorado Films
  • Flicker Alley
  • Visit Films
  • CNN
  • Bloomberg
  • The Economist
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Financial Times

Breadth of content

Public Library Video Online: Premium includes every kind of video material available: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, how-to videos, adult and life-long learning content, and 360 degree titles. 

Subject strengths

Public Library Video Online: Premium covers a wide array of disciplines and subject areas, with specific strengths in:

  • Science
  • Anthropology
  • Fashion
  • Business & Economics
  • Diversity Studies
  • Education
  • Feature Film
  • Engineering
  • History
  • News & Current Events
  • Theatre & Drama
  • Criminal Justice
  • and more!

Subscription options

Public Library Video Online: Premium is available only to public libraries. Pricing is determined by population served. 

*Territorial restrictions may apply. 

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Voted Best Reference Database 2016

Library Journal

Whether browsing the collection or searching for a specific topic, users will find this database intriguing. While Alexander Street promotes the entertainment value of the product, it will hold strong appeal to academics owing to the emphasis on providing and sharing citations.

Katie McGaha County of Los Angeles Public Library