Fort Bend County Libraries Announces New Streaming-Video Service
Fort Bend County Libraries announces the addition of a new online streaming-video service, Access Video On Demand, to its eLibrary collection of digital resources. Library patrons will have instant, unlimited, 24/7 access to thousands of world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent movies, and helpful instructional videos covering a wide range of subjects.
This new video-streaming service includes two collections -- “Access Video on Demand: Master Collection” for adults and “Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids.” From arts and humanities to science, technology, and math, Access Video On Demand (AVOD) provides instant access to a wide range of subjects for library patrons of all ages.
In the AVOD: Master Collection, producers such as the History Channel, HBO, BBC, Nova, A&E, and Ken Burns provide documentaries on topics like business, career planning, health, history, travel, and more! Library patrons can watch a Bob Dylan concert, go on a trip with Rick Steves, learn to bake with Julia Child, or work out with Jeanette Jenkins!
AVOD: Just for Kids provides thousands of age-appropriate, advertisement-free videos that children, parents, and caregivers will love. Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, PBS, and the Electric Company are a few of the many offerings that are available. Interactives games, puzzles, and quizzes are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young library patrons on this kid-safe media platform.
Library patrons need a valid FBCL card (or eCard) to access the service, and there are no check-out limits, waitlists, or overdue fines. Completely browser-based and mobile friendly, the streaming videos can be viewed on PCs, Macs, iPads, smart TVs, and other internet-enabled mobile devices. No app or special software is required.