Library & Media Collections

The LSS Library curates and provides access to physical and digital media collections, and digitizes media on demand for instructional use in L&S courses. For Fall 2020, our services are available remotely as we reduce in-person services for the safety of patrons and staff. 

Learning Support Services supports the streaming of video files for current L&S courses. Authorized users can access streaming media on any personal device via an internet connection. Instructors can also embed streaming video files within Canvas courses.

Request Streaming Media


Instructors of current College of Letters & Sciences courses




Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM


  • LSS manages the digitizing of DVD/VHS, hosting, delivery, and troubleshooting.
  • Video content is available for any online device (mobile, tablet, etc.) in most current web browsers.
  • Provides access to video materials not currently available thru the UW-Madison Libraries subscription streaming databases.
  • Provides access to streaming media limited to enrolled students and only for the semester’s duration.


  • The item requested to be streamed is in support of a current UW-Madison L&S course.
  • The item is owned by a UW-Madison library or an otherwise legally obtained copy by the instructor.
  • The streamed media files reside on a server controlled and monitored by Learning Support Services.
  • Access to streaming titles will become unavailable at the end of the current semester.
  • Instructors must request streaming items for each semester, specifying titles and courses to be authorized.

Please Note: The streamed media link is NetID protected. Authorization is based on course enrollment as provided by the UW-Madison Registrar’s Office.


Please use the Streaming Media Request Form to make a request, or contact with questions.


Requests may require up to 2 weeks.



UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace


No charge for College of Letters and Sciences instructional staff.

LSS Media Collection at Van Hise

The Learning Support Services Media Collection provides audiovisual materials for over 100 foreign languages and other Letters & Science subjects.

Checking out Media

The Media Collection located in the Van Hise Commons and Room 259A is currently closed and items are not available to circulate. However, items in our collection can be digitized for use in classes this semester.

Finding Media

Items in our media collection are discoverable in the Library Catalog.
Search the LSS Media Collection

You can also refine an existing Library Catalog search to only include materials at a specific campus library or in a specific information. Check out a few quick tips for catalog searching from LSS.

Foreign Feature Film Guides

To browse our collection, please consult our guides by language or region below.

African films Arabic films Dutch films East Asian films
French films  German films  Hebrew films Italian films
Persian films Polish films Portuguese films Russian films
Scandinavian films South Asian films Spanish films Turkish films


Stephanie Zalewski is our Graduate Assistant Librarian.  Please use the form below to contact Stephanie with questions about using multimedia in your courses, whether in person or online.

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