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Books and Streaming Media: AVON: Academic Videos Online

This guide will show you how to find books and video at the library.

What is AVON?

The Alexander Street Press video collection contains over 70,000 streaming videos, including documentaries, archival footage, public affairs programming, some feature films, and more.

The following individual collections are just a sample of topics that make up this larger collection:

The Right Link to Share

Each video title, segment, or clip has a unique, stable URL that you can email, or add to Word and pdf documents.  To see the URL, click on the "Share" button at the top of the video screen. 

Be sure to use this URL rather than the temporary URL in your brower's address bar.

Create Your Own Clips

Create Your Own Clips!

  1. Sign in to your personal account.  If you don't have one, create one.
    Click on "Sign in" in the upper-right hand corner of the page.
  2. Click the  "Clips" link at the top of the selected film.  Either select a clip or make your own by selecting "Sign in to create a new clip."
  3. Select the sections of your video that you want included by moving the circles on the timebar to select start and stop times.
  4. Add a clip title and description.
  5. Indicate whether you want others to see your clips ("Visibilty").
  6. Save your clip.

You can then play, or share the link.

Hours, Social Media, Contact Information

Library Hours 2020

  • Our virtual library is always open!  However, the physical bricks and mortar library is locked and can only be entered with permission from student life.  You must be on our list.  We are open 8 to 5 Monday thru Friday and closed weekends,.
  • Visitors from off-campus are not allowed but research consultations and appointments can be made by calling 870-307-7205.
  • Contact us at: anytime!

Covid Polices

  • Interlibrary Loan. For any items that we do not own, but you need for research, please fill out the ILL Request form that you see in the WorldCat search result for the item. Or email with the bibliographic information on the item. Physical copies of books can be acquired for local faculty, staff and students. Only digital copies of articles can be acquired for non-locals. If retrieving a physical ILL item, we will allow your entrance to Anna’s office. Please return physical items to the book return in the breezeway.

  • Curbside pickup.  We are implementing curbside pickup and books can be ordered for pickup at  We’ll notify you when they are on the cart which will be rolled into the breezeway.  They will already be checked out in your name and all you have to do is pick them up!

  • Returned books should be returned in the wall slot which is also in the breezeway entrance on the right when facing the library.

  • Use WorldCat Discovery to find most of what you'll need for your research needs.  It's the search box in the upper left corner!  If that doesn't work, try the A-Z blue box.

  • Reserves.  Because of Covid the reserve collection has been disbanded for this academic year.  Please check with the librarians if you need to order an ebook or streaming media.  Additionally,  documents can be scanned and links loaded into Schoology.

  • All study rooms on the third floor are locked and a key can be checked out at the front desk to use a study rooms.  Your ID card must be submitted to check out a key.  This is only for students with permission from student life to use the library.
  • All returned items will be in quarantine for 96 hours (4 days).

Ask The Librarian




Updated 09-11-2020

2300 Highland Road
Batesville, AR  72501