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 43,000 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.
Alexander Street Shares Your Passion for deep insights into the data behind usage with our new admin portal:
If you’re an Alexander Street customer, you can sign in and start using the admin portal now at http://adminportal.alexanderstreet.com
If you’re not a customer, and would like your own personal tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and she’ll set up a time to walk you through.
Your library has access to more than 43,000 titles from 500 providers — twice the videos of other providers.
No other provider gives you as much breadth and depth across subject areas and material types.
Subscribing libraries pay as low as $.08 USD per video. That includes unlimited full-length streaming for an entire year.
Public Library Video Online: Premium includes every kind of video material available: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, how-to videos, and raw footage. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners.
Public Library Video Online: Premium covers a wide array of disciplines and subject areas, with specific strengths in:
At the end of each subscription term, your entire subscription cost is automatically applied towards owning perpetual rights to your choice of videos. Most films offer this option, and you can utilize an entire year of usage data to make selections. The longer you subscribe, the more titles you own.
Upload an unlimited amount of locally produced streaming content, or content you've licensed from other vendors, and make it visible to anyone you specify. Librarians set permissions, add metadata for discoverability, and permanently link content to their catalogs. Learn more here.
Public Library Video Online: Premium is available only to public libraries. Pricing is determined by population served.
*Some territorial restrictions may apply.
Voted Best Reference Database 2016Library 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