Skip to Main Content

Faculty Services

A guide to resources & services offered to UMSL faculty and staff

Streaming Video

At the moment, the UMSL Libraries subscribe to Academic Videos Online (AVON)

The Libraries have a limited set of videos available as part of predefined database packages.  Sometimes departments ask us to pay for streaming videos (primarily Kanopy) requests on a title-by-title basis using their book funding.  If so, we will investigate options and pricing upon request.

Students may also be able to access some films through their existing subscriptions to services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. or they may be able to purchase access to a video for a low cost through these services.

Using Zoom

It is technically possible to share video while using Zoom.  We recommend testing beforehand and perhaps preparing some sort of contingency option in case you experience network or other technical difficulties.

A guide to using Zoom for video has been released on the UM System's Keep Learning site.  Zoom also offers some tips for optimizing video during a Zoom session.


The library has a small collection of DVDs which are listed in the catalog.  We cannot digitize DVDs for streaming online.

Physical DVDs (not streaming media) are sometimes available for loan from other MERLIN and MOBIUS libraries.  These can usually be borrowed in the same way one requests a book.

Your local public library may also have a DVD collection.