Streaming Video Reserve Guidelines

Streaming Video is a part of the ASU Library Reserve Service. It is intended for use by instructors utilizing the Course Reserve service in support of their curriculum. Instructors can request that a video be streamed for a course using the Streaming Video Reserve Request form.

Items that qualify for Streaming Video Course Reserve are:

  • Videos that ASU Library owns and are not already available through our other streaming media platforms.
  • Items that are required viewing for the course.
  • Region 0 or Region 1 DVDs.

Additionally, requests for streaming video should fall within the realm of Fair Use: requests should be limited to required course content and should only include the amount needed for the specific educational purpose. Links to Streaming Video Reserves expire at the end of each semester and may be renewed for each semester the video is needed.

We are unable to digitize VHS tapes. If available for purchase, we will acquire a DVD or digital copy of the item. We cannot provide streaming service for personal copies, videos from other libraries or rental sources, international videos in PAL, SECAM or other DVD regions, Blu-Ray or other video formats. In consideration of our students needing disability accommodations, subtitles are included with streaming media. If additional accommodations are needed, students may receive assistance from ASU’s Disability Resource Center.

We process videos in the order requested; it may take up to two weeks before a video stream is available. Due to the high demand for Course Reserve’s streaming video services, the ASU Library reserves the right to limit the number of item requests and/or to require prioritization. Additionally, we may deny streaming services for films which are widely available through third party streaming platforms or are already available through ASU Library databases.

Once your streaming video request has been processed you will receive a link to your Course Reserve page. This page will contain direct links to each video requested. You can post the Course Reserve link to Blackboard, email it to students, or direct students to access the videos by your name or course number on the ASU Library website by searching Course Reserves.

Embed links are not available at this time for videos provided through ASU Library Course Reserves.

For questions regarding this service, please contact Ask a Librarian.

Please continue to use the Media Booking Service to schedule in-class video viewing.