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Kathryn A. Martin Library

Streaming Videos

Kathryn A. Martin Library provides access to thousands of streaming video titles that are licensed for course use by UMD faculty, staff, and students.

About Video Licenses

Streaming videos accessed through the library are generally individually licensed for a limited time period, usually one or three years. We may not be able to get licensing for every video you are interested in using.

Keep in mind:

  • If you routinely use a video that you did not request yourself, let us know! Contact your subject librarian.
  • Video licenses expire at various times throughout the year. Contact your subject librarian to make sure a video will be available when you want to use it.

If licensing through the library is not an option, you may be able to find low cost pay per view using this tool:

Approved Vendors

The library is subject to University of Minnesota's Policy and Procedure for entering into contracts, so licensing videos from vendors we have not already established contracts with will take additional time for negotiations and approval. This process typically takes 4-6 weeks to complete, but more time may be required.

We recommend requesting streaming videos from vendors that already have been approved whenever possible.

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License Expiration

Video licenses expire at various times throughout the year.
If you're planning to use a video in your course check on the expiration date at the link below to make sure it will be available.

Can't find the video you want? Contact your subject librarian with questions.