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Videos in the Library Collection

Videos available via the CSU Stanislaus Library.

Access to Online Streaming Videos: Purchasing Individual Titles

Library subscriptions include unlimited access to Academic Video Online (AVON) and smaller collections (such as select titles on & JoVE). If the this content does not meet curricular needs, faculty may request individual titles which the library may purchase or license from other sources. The library purchases videos at institutional/higher education prices, providing for campus access and/or ownership.


  • The library often pays a premium "Higher Education / Institution" price (often a separate price, especially for documentary/educational videos).
  • There are often multiple options at varying license/purchase fees for different DVDs and online streaming options (1-year, 3-year, permanent "life of file" ownership).
  • Educational/documentary videos are usually much more expensive than commercial/popular videos:
    • DVDs often cost between $150 to $400.
    • Online streaming rights for 1-year often cost $150
    • Permanent online streaming rights (when available) often cost $500 to $700.


While documentary DVDs are often expensive, with special pricing for university/institutions, DVDs allow the library to own the content permanently and are usually preferred to very high-cost, limited-term campus-wide streaming licenses.

Major Video Vendors for Education: Individual Titles

Faculty can submit a request to the library and the library will investigate the options for temporary access (typically annual licenses) or permanent ownership.  Vendors who sell institutions online streaming access to individual titles include several major sites.

Access video collections: