Libraries & Archives


Access streaming video, DVDs, images, audio and more in our media collections.

Video Collections

Streaming Video for Every Subject

Search for streaming video, DVD, and VHS using this search box, or try searching in one of the streaming video collections.

Kanopy Streaming
An on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides access to more than 26,000 films each year.

Films on Demand
High-quality educational videos licensed from many providers, including Davidson Films, California Newsreel, PBS, and more.

AVON: Academic Video Online
Scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, etc.

Swank Digital Campus
Swank is a handpicked collection of feature films and documentaries. Just enter Swank and click the Student button to view and stream available films. Faculty, to request a film be added to this collection, click the Instructor login and create an account to see the films you can choose. For more information on how to request, view this PDF

Film Platform
A large collection of documentaries of social, political and cultural importance by some of the world’s top international filmmakers.

Nursing Education in Video
A collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. Includes anatomy and physiology, clinical skills, patient interactions, and more.

Nursing Video Collection from Films on Demand
A collection of streaming nursing videos covering nursing skills; nursing foundations; patient care & interventions; and diseases, disorders, & disabilities.

Some online media from the library can be found on MediaSpace. KateWay login required. (For items from all over campus, not just the library, use this link.)

Image Collections

Images, Illustrations, Animation, and More

Find images using some of these image collections.

A digital library of more than one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

Search and view images of art works in museums around the world.

Catalog of digital resources from open archive collections.

SMART Imagebase
A comprehensive collection of downloadable medical illustrations, animations, and interactive multimedia for 26 body systems/regions and 19 medical specialties.

Audio Collections

Music from Around the World

Find music using some of these audio collections.

Classical Music Library
More than 60,000 recorded tracks of classical music supplemented by thousands of program notes, biographies, and images.

Smithsonian Global Sound
This streaming audio database is an archive of music from many of the world's cultures as preserved by Smithsonian Folkways and other record labels.

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Suggest Media Purchases for Our Collection

Have recommendations for media we should have in the library? Contact your Subject Librarian or fill out our Ask Us to Purchase form.


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St. Paul Librarians

Minneapolis Librarians

Sue Gray, | 651.690.7898
Cindy Graham, | 651.690.7780