xa_master_3xa_master_2xa_master_4

Master Public Library Video Collection

Streaming Video Subscription
  • 30,048Titles
  • 272,755Segmented Clips
  • 14,519Hours
  • 953Subject Categories
Fact Sheet (PDF) Request a Free Trial
For pricing or more information, email PubLibOnline@infobase.com or call 1-800-322-8755.

About This Product

Access Video On Demand offers public libraries an opportunity to give patrons something that was never feasible—an expansive collection of thousands of high-quality videos that complement the broad range of books in the library. We bring your patrons exceptional content from around the world that they may never have had the opportunity to see: from Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, and more.

Always on the cutting edge, Access Video On Demand‘s platform provides patrons with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands.

Collection Highlights:

  • Breadth and Depth – From travel and fitness programming, to home and how-to videos, indie films, popular music performances and documentaries, curriculum-based educational videos, and more, we individually select titles from more than 800 international producers to bring a wide variety of content that best suits a public library’s mission of providing lifelong learning to a diverse range of patrons.
  • Top Producers – We work with the very best producers, including A&E, PBS, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO Documentary Films, Bill Moyers, Rick Steves, Globe Trekker, Julia Child, Open University, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and many more.
  • Exclusivity – More than half of our titles cannot be found with other video distributors, thanks to exclusive agreements with producers from around the world.
  • Performance – Our platform features an advanced technical infrastructure, a fully responsive interface, and a powerful search engine and browse functions, making it fast and easy to use 24/7 on any Internet-enabled device.
  • Freshness – Our acquisition efforts are ongoing, and every day we add more to the collection.
  • Subject Mapping – Our content staff has created a subject-matter taxonomy of more than 800 granular topic areas within 35 core subjects, including history, psychology, health, technology, literature, teen issues, and many more.
  • Card Catalog Integration – All titles come with MARC records that make the videos searchable alongside all the books and other materials in your library.
  • Public Performance Rights – All titles come with public performance rights, giving you the opportunity to hold free public screenings.

Reviews and Testimonials

“On a recent trip to London I was staying in an apartment without a television…. I decided to try my home library and Access Video On Demand….There were so many programs available that I was able to watch. The programs available on Access Video On Demand made my downtime all the better.”
Maryann Dahlen, Administrative Specialist, Sarasota County Public Library

“…the excitement is instantaneous and the content is really great…I would wholeheartedly recommend it.”
Janie Hermann, Program Coordinator, Princeton Public Library

“This is quality material. The videos are useful, engrossing, and on-target for the audience, and the breadth of the subject matter is considerable.”
Library Journal

“…for perennial topics of interest, this is valuable material in an easy-to-use format.”
Booklist

Access Video On Demand: October Programming Ideas—Fitness and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming, including titles on staying fit, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease as well as on historical topics like the Cuban Missile Crisis and Prohibition. Subscribers can also explore the complete calendar (accessible via the menu in the header, top left of any page in the platform) for the year’s milestones, holidays, and events—a great source for programming ideas throughout the year. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: September Programming Ideas—21st-Century Science and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming, including titles on how ordinary citizens are helping to speed up scientific innovation, Hispanic heritage, breast cancer awareness, and more. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: August Programming Ideas—Practical Business Skills and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming, including titles that offer tips on how to cultivate business skills, commemorate Labor Day and September 11, and educate patrons about prostate cancer and preventing suicide. Subscribers can also explore the complete calendar (accessible via the menu in the header, top left of any page in the platform) for the year’s milestones, holidays, and events—a great source for programming ideas throughout the year. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Helpful New Features

Infobase is pleased to announce that several helpful new features have been added to Access Video On Demand, including: New Preview Button: Users can now preview video content directly from search and browse results! Simply click on the Preview button that displays alongside the page tools, and a player will open up and play the particular title or segment. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Summer Programming Ideas—Entertaining Films and More

Lights, camera, action! Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming, including 150 unique classic and independent films, from offbeat comedies to chilling thrillers and literary interpretations. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: May Programming Ideas—Career Q&A and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming, including titles that can help patrons explore careers, celebrate the upcoming LGBT Pride Month, and more. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Learnetic Interactives Added to Just for Kids Collection

Infobase is delighted to announce that 200+ new interactive learning modules from Learnetic have been added to Access Video On Demand‘s Just for Kids Collection, perfect for enhancing studies in math and science outside the classroom—as a review tool, study aid, or makerspace activity. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: April Programming Ideas—Celebrate Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo, and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming. This month’s programming suggestions can help patrons celebrate Earth Day, prepare for Cinco de Mayo, learn about the unique challenges teens face when dealing with mental health issues, and explore Australia as well as teach them about the deadly disease that claimed the life of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: New Social Sharing Tools and More

Infobase is pleased to announce that several notable enhancements have just been made to Access Video On Demand, including: New Social Sharing Tools: With the enhanced “Share To” tab, users can now easily share the authenticated URLs for any asset to popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and Tumblr. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: March Programming Ideas—Get Ready for Autism Awareness Month and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming. This month’s programming suggestions can help promote autism awareness as well as help patrons celebrate the 100th anniversary of Puerto Rico’s U.S. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: New Searchable Playlists

Playlists are a valuable tool that allows users to compile specific video segments into a custom viewing experience. Over the years, thousands of Access Video On Demand playlists have been created by librarians. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: February Programming Ideas—Looking Ahead to Women’s History Month and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming. This month’s programming suggestions can help patrons celebrate the upcoming Women’s History Month, Presidents’ Day, National Entrepreneurship Week, and Teen Tech Week, as well as honor the legacy of one of history’s most influential scientists. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: New Producer—Dino Lingo

Access Video On Demand’s new producer Dino Lingo is an interactive language learning program for children, with both instructional videos and audio clips of children’s songs. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Spotlight on The Great Greek Myths

New to Access Video On Demand, The Great Greek Myths series features 20 tales of love, sex, power, betrayal, heinous crimes, unbearable separations, atrocious revenge, and metamorphoses that use a dynamic blend of contemporary, original animation and paintings from art history to offer a new way to discover this fascinating tradition in our universal heritage. Titles in the series include: Apollo, Shadow and Light Antigone, the Woman Who Said “No” Oedipus, the Riddle Solver and many more. Read More ›

Infobase Can Help Librarians Fight Fake News

There’s been a lot of buzz about fake news lately, from false versions of legitimate news sites to online publications that publish misleading or even fabricated stories. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: January Programming Ideas—Martin Luther King Jr., Presidential Inaugurations, and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for engaging community programming. This month’s programming suggestions can help patrons honor the memory of a great leader, celebrate Chinese New Year, watch what they eat and drink, and learn more about an important and serious issue affecting the world today. Subscribers can also explore the complete calendar (accessible via the menu in the header, top left of any page in the platform) for the year’s milestones, holidays, and events—a great source for programming ideas throughout the year. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Spotlight on Putin’s Way

In the film Putin’s Way, available through Access Video On Demand, FRONTLINE and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation investigate Russian leader Vladimir Putin, his remarkable ascent from unemployed spy to modern-day czar, and the persistent accusations of criminality and corruption that have accompanied that rise. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Winter Programming Ideas

Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Spotlight on American Umpire

New to Access Video On Demand, American Umpire is a thought-provoking and balanced documentary about U.S. foreign policy that chronicles how the U.S. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: November Programming Ideas

With Thanksgiving around the corner and winter rapidly approaching, patrons are increasingly filled with anticipation of the holidays and the changes the new year will bring. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Find Relevant Content Quickly with New Keyword Tags

Users of Infobase’s Access Video On Demand streaming video service for public libraries now have another way to find relevant content—by seeing all the videos that share specific keyword “tags.” These tags, available below the video window for all video titles, identify key concepts in the content; users can click on any of the tags shown to see other videos that include the same tag. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Alexandra Pelosi Films Added

Intrepid, Emmy-nominated journalist/filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi has built an award-winning reputation with her playful, politically charged HBO Documentary Films focusing on the famous (George Bush, Ted Haggard, John McCain, Barack Obama) and not-so-famous (right-wing Republicans, Evangelicals, motel kids in California). Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: October Programming Ideas—Cybersecurity, Breast Cancer, and More

Hackers, bullies, politicians—there are lots of things out there to be afraid of, and not all of them go bump in the night! Access Video On Demand provides countless scary and not-so-scary ideas for engaging community programming, such as the ones listed below. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: We the Voters Series Added

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is only weeks away, and it is shaping up to be the most ideologically extreme election ever. The We the Voters: A User’s Guide to Democracy series, from Cinetic Rights Management LLC, is a timely and important new addition to Access Video On Demand. Read More ›

Spotlight on Infobase’s Extensive Election-Related Content

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is inching closer, and Infobase’s databases and streaming video products provide essential coverage, background, and context on all aspects of the election and political process. Read More ›

On Demand/Learn360 Platform: New Authentication Options

Infobase is pleased to announce that it has added Google Sign-In, a new and improved SSO, and LDAP as its newest authentication options that allow Learn360, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Films On Demand subscribers to seamlessly access those products’ digital content. Read More ›

On Demand Platform: Spotlight on #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, #BLACKLIVESMATTER is a poignant look at the hashtag-turned-political movement. Reporter Sally Sara takes to the streets of Baltimore and Chicago to investigate a reawakened civil rights movement that’s fighting to stop the killing of black Americans. Read More ›

New Preview Widget Added to On Demand/Learn360 Admin Portal

Infobase is pleased to announce that a new Preview Widget has been added to the Admin Portals for Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Countdown to Presidential Debates and More

With the first debates scheduled for later this month, Infobase’s Access Video On Demand streaming video service can give patrons a quick video recap of the candidate’s acceptance speeches from the Republican and Democratic conventions and also take a look at landmark televised presidential debates from 1960 to 2012. Read More ›

New Citation Options Added to On Demand/Learn360 Platform

Infobase is pleased to announce that new citation options have been added to Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360. Read More ›

The Real Olympics Documentary in Films On Demand and Access Video On Demand

The 2016 Summer Olympics is in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the excitement over records being broken and historic moments being made has left you curious to know more about the Olympic Games, check out The Real Olympics: A History of the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games in our Films On Demand and Access Video On Demand streaming video collections. Read More ›

Video Tutorials Give Helpful Tips and Overviews of On Demand Platform

Infobase offers a multitude of ways to get to know our streaming video collections and their valuable features. Live and archived webinars are available throughout the year to introduce users and prospective customers to all of our products, and each product’s Support Center provides a wealth of additional help tools for users, including clear, instructional articles; video tutorials; live help chat; and more. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Get Ready for Back to School!

With Infobase’s Access Video On Demand streaming video service for public libraries, librarians and library staff can help kids make the transition from elementary into middle school, brush up on STEM subjects, and gain critical cyber literacy skills with the programming ideas listed below. Read More ›

Google Sign-In and Share to Google Classroom Options Now Available for Selected Infobase Products

Infobase is pleased to announce that two new features have been added to its streaming video services and to selected databases: Google Sign-In and the option to share Infobase content to Google Classroom. Read More ›

Access Video On Demand: Summer Programming Ideas

Infobase’s Access Video On Demand streaming video service for public libraries provides countless ideas for engaging community programming, such as the ones listed below. Read More ›

New to On Demand/Learn360: HBO Documentary Films®

Infobase is pleased to announce that HBO Documentary Films® is the newest producer added to Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360. Read More ›

On Demand/Learn360 Update—New & Notable Enhancements

Infobase is pleased to announce that Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360 have received several new enhancements of note. Read More ›

On Demand/Learn360 Update: New Video Intro Feature for Playlists

Infobase is pleased to announce that Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, Access Video On Demand, and Learn360 now have a new Video Intro feature for playlists. Read More ›

On Demand Platform: ISIS, Birth of a Terrorist State Now Available

ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has established itself as the new brand of international jihad. How did it come to life? How is it financed? And how does one fight a structure that no longer depends on outside funding? In November 2014, Jérôme Fritel and Stephan Villeneuve spent a month in Iraq to investigate the financing and birth of this terrorist organization. Read More ›

On Demand Platform: Custom Content Upload Option Now Available

Infobase is pleased to announce that Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, and Access Video On Demand account administrators can now add their own content to their On Demand subscriptions. Read More ›

On Demand Platform: Spotlight on New Presidential Debates Series

In 1960, when John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon met face to face in the first televised presidential debates in American history, a new era began in which on-camera personality, media exposure, and public image had major impacts on political campaigns. Fifty-six years later, televised presidential debates have become commonplace and even more critical to the outcome of presidential elections. Read More ›

Infobase Adds MVD Films to Access Video On Demand!

Infobase Learning announces the addition of films from MVD Entertainment Group to Access Video On Demand, its acclaimed streaming video subscription product for public libraries. Read More ›

You may also like…