Multimedia Resources in Mullins Library Available to Campus Users

Multimedia resources currently on display.
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Multimedia resources currently on display.

The University Libraries Multimedia Department offers a variety of materials for use by U of A students, faculty and staff. Currently, the department is located on the east side of the lobby level of Mullins Library. During the Spring 2023 semester, while Phase II of the Mullins Library Renovation is in progress, the department will be relocated to Level 4 of Mullins. 

Audio and Video Materials  

There are many audio and video materials available in Mullins Library, including U of A concert recordings and streaming databases. Some of the most popular databases include:  

  • Academic Video Online: AVON, a multidisciplinary video collection covering architecture, art, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, LGBT studies, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, theater and women's studies. 

  • Kanopy Streaming Service, which offers thousands of videos including theatrical releases, documentaries, training films and art cinema.  

  • Naxos Music Library, the world's largest online classical music library. 

  • Naxos Video Library, which presents full-length videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.  

  • Swank Digital Campus, which offers streaming video of films currently licensed for U of A classes.  

Physical Materials  

The department offers access to periodicals and newspapers, including digital newspapers. Readers are available for viewing microform and microfiche materials. FAQs on using these readers are available online, and patrons who require assistance may ask any available staff member at the Multimedia desk. Microform research sets are also available.  

Multimedia Viewing and Conversion Stations  

In addition to viewing stations, which are available for viewing a variety of audio and visual materials, the libraries also offer media conversion stations.  

Subject Librarian Assistance  

Performing arts librarian Drew Beisswenger is available to assist users in finding materials related to film, music, dance, television and theater. 


Shannon Youmans, library specialist
University Libraries

Kelsey Lovewell Lippard, director of public relations
University Libraries


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