All of QC Library's streaming videos are searchable in OneSearch. Most of our streaming videos are available via Alexander Street including AVON and Digital Theatre+. We do have some streaming videos from other platforms including Kanopy, Swank, New Day Films, Docuseek, and Films on Demand.
1. For Streaming Videos, toggle to the Video Search Tab on OneSearch.
2. Type in the title of the video.
3. You may limit your video search to online/streaming videos by selecting the "Full-Text Online" option on the left.
4. Select the video of choice by clicking on the "Available Online" link.
5. Under View Online, select from one of the available options.
6. That will take you to our Proxy to sign in. Browse our Remote Access FAQ for more information.
7. Once you sign-in, you will be taken to the platform. For example: Swank.
For any access or technical issues, please complete the Electronic Resources Access Form.
Public Performance Rights (PPR) are legal rights to show a film or video (streaming media) to the public. Typically, the media producer or distributor handles these rights and often includes them with the purchase. However, the rights-holder may assign PPR using a separate Public Performance License.
The Federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the US Code) requires PPR for public viewing of copyrighted media outside of the regular curriculum. This applies whether or not an admission fee is included. Examples:
Users of the Alexander Street Video Platform should be able to:
There may be some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:
If you have a disability and need to make your computer, tablet, or another device easier to use, AbilityNet is a recommended resource. We also recommend browsing free add-ons offered for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
For more information, please visit Alexander Street Video Platform Accessibility Statement.
Enabling closed captions, subtitles, and transcripts
Using your computer
English subtitles will be available for all non-English titles, though there are two ways in which they will appear:
If you are viewing a non-English title and do not see the English subtitles appear, please try enabling them through the caption menu. If they do not appear, please contact us right away.
You will be able to click on a specific line in the transcript to automatically jump to that position in the video. This is useful for revisiting parts of a film that may want to see again as the transcript is fully searchable through your browser’s find feature.
The transcript can only be loaded if closed captions are available, but they can be used independently of each other (you won’t need to activate the closed captions in order to view the transcript).
Screen Reader Compatibility
We recommend using the Google ChromeVox screen reader because we operate on a Google Widevine platform.Please reference this resource or view the following YouTube video for information on adding ChromeVox
Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts
The Tab and Enter keys will enable users to navigate the Content Catalog, specific keyboard functions may be used during movie playback. The functions closely resemble the keyboard functions utilized in other streaming platforms, such as YouTube.
To reference the list of shortcuts, click the Keyboard Shortcuts link on an title watch page or hold the Shift Key and /
Captions and alternative audio options are found by clicking the more icon at the bottom of the player window When closed captions are available, they will be listed as English under the Subtitle heading.
Queens Public Library uses OverDrive. Overdrive provides support for iPod®, Zune®, Sony® Reader™, and thousands of other mobile devices. They offer the largest collection of audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos to browse, check out, and download.
How to Get Started with OverDrive
What You Need
Download the OverDrive mobile app from the Google Play store (Android, App Store( iOS)). To install on other electronic devices, click here.
Logging In & Checking Out A Video
Step 1: Once Installation is completed, open an app.
Step 2: Scroll through the Introduction or tap "Skip to find your library."
Step 3: Enter your Library Card Number and PIN and tap "Login."
Step 4: Start browsing for your next video!
Accessing OverDrive From A Web Browser
You can also access, browse, and checkout on OverDrive from a web browser by visiting the OverDrive website.
Courtesy: Queens Public Library
Disclaimer: The QC Libraries are not responsible for any content linked from these sites. We cannot guarantee availability nor functionality.