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Our Mission

The Media Services Unit develops and maintains a collection of media materials; offers media related services; and provides classrooms, equipment, and other playback facilities in support of the academic and staff development programs of the University.

Collections

Streaming Video
Access thousands of videos, off campus or on campus - 24/7
Visual Media
A collection of 15,000+ DVDs to support AU academic programs.
Sound Effects
Effects on CDs and online free to use in student projects, films, and presentations.
Home Use
10,000+ DVDs, feature films and docs that students can take out of the library.
Filmographies
Compilations of our holds in many commonly taught subject areas.

Resources

General Services
Information about borrowing policies, presentation materials, and forms/requests.
Faculty Services
Faculty borrowing, curriculum design assistance, purchase requests, classrooms, etc.
On-site Viewing
Set up screenings for your class or watch material on your own in the Library.
Searching Tips
Helpful tips to improve your search results when using the media search box.

Contact Us

(202) 885-3250
mediaservices@american.edu
Lower Level, Bender Library

Regular Hours

Mon-Thur: 8am-11pm
Fri: 8am-9pm
Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 10am-11pm