MNCAT Video Search


Open (freely available) Streaming Video Sites

Tip: Check to see if relevant video content may be freely available from high quality online websites.

Booking or Reserving Videos

**Only for Faculty/Staff & Class Use** While anyone affiliated with the university may with no special arrangement come to the Walter SMART Learning Commons and check out any video for a 3 day loan only those teaching a class may request an item as our collection is based on instructor needs vs. recreational viewing. If you are teaching a class check out more resources at the Library Media Services for Faculty/Staff webpage.


Otherwise you can directly go to our links here to book a video to show in class or learn how to request that a video be held at the library for your students to check out and watch at the library.

Watching Videos for Class at Walter Library

If you are coming to Walter Library to watch a video for class it has likely been put on reserve for your class. These videos are located at the basement level Circulation Desk at Walter Library (across from the Wise Owl Cafe, map). There you can check out the video for a short-term loan (usually 3 hours) and watch it in the SMART Learning Commons. We have individual viewing stations in the SMART Learning Commons (headphones can be checked out at the SMART Learning Commons or Circulation desks).  If you want to watch as a group you can request our Media Viewing Room (located in the SMART Learning Commons).
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Finding and Checking Out Videos

You can look up videos in the online catalog on any computer, including a public kiosk at the SMART Walter location, or you can ask SMART Learning Commons desk staff for assistance. Online you can browse by genre. Additionally, most of our videos are on shelves that are browse-able in the Walter SMART Learning Commons. However, if the catalog says it is in the Desk Collection or Closed Stacks our staff will have to retrieve the item for you.  All materials are available for 3 day loan (or classroom booking). You must have your U-Card to check out videos. Please take your selected items to the Reference/Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of Walter Library for check out. **To locate captioned titles in MNCat, go to the Media Tab >type in the search box "closed captioned" (quotes not required) and then any additional keyword information about the title.
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Streaming Video

The Libraries have licensed thousands of packages and individual titles of educational media/independent film streaming video! See our new Streaming Video page to learn more about these amazing licensed resources.

For a more comprehensive list of both licensed and high quality, freely available streaming video, please check out our Digital Video Collections Guide.

These titles are great for screening in class, provide supplemental content to compliment classroom subject matter or assist students in better grasping a difficult concept on their own time! For further questions, please contact Media Librarian, Scott Spicer or contact your subject librarian.
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Hugo Salazar South American Theater Collection

The Hugo Salazar South American Theater Collection is a video research compilation, containing non-commercial filmed performances, lectures, and documentaries related to Latin America theater (over 100 titles!). Many of the theater performances were filmed in Peru. The collection is for educational purposes only.

In order to preserve long-term access to this special collection, viewing is only permitted within the Walter SMART Learning Commons. To request a DVD title paged for viewing and learn more about the specifics of each, please consult the South American Theater Collection webpage.
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Suggesting Videos To Order

**Only for Faculty/Staff** As an instructional based collection all of our media is purchased with the primary intent of being used in the classroom. If you are teaching a class and would like the libraries to consider purchasing an item please contact your subject liaison librarian. This individual can help you with other library needs as well. While students do not suggest purchases they are encouraged to check out library media materials (see above).
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