New Databases from Access Videos on Demand

By Sharyl O. RSS Fri, March 3, 2023

If you like documentaries, world cinema, or films for kids, we think you will love our latest electronic resource: Access Videos!

These three collections have no monthly watch limits and include:

The Access Videos on Demand: Master Collection has over 44,000 films, documentaries, and how-to-videos. Enjoy titles from Ken Burns, BBC, PBS, HBO, and Rick Steves.

The World Cinema Collection has over 1,000 classic and contemporary films from the U.S. and around the world including Africa, Asia, Russia, the Soviet Union, and more. There are even silent films to explore.

Access Videos on Demand: Just for Kids has over 12,000 ad-free entertaining and educational videos, games, songs, and interactives like Sesame Street, Electric Factory, Reading Rainbow, and Baby Einstein.

Most of the films have captions and transcripts, and some include Audio Descriptors for the visually impaired.

These films are available from all Free Library locations as well as your home, school, office, or mobile device when you log in with your Free Library of Philadelphia library card number and PIN. If you do not have one, you can sign up today.

You will find links to Access Videos on Demand: Master Collection, Access Videos on Demand: Just for Kids, and World Cinema Collection on our database page.

Happy watching!


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Hello! Is there a way to use access video on demand on roku? I haven't been able to find a Roku channel for it. Thank you!
Tim McMahon - Philadelphia
Sunday, March 26, 2023

Tim, our vendor advises that they are not set up with Roku at present. Alternately, you could connect your computer to your TV via either a cable (such as a HDMI) or connect wirelessly (the setup varies by brand of computer and TV) so you can display the films on your TV. If you have further questions contact us at Thank you!
Sharyl O. - Free Library of Philadelphia
Tuesday, March 28, 2023