Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity

Infobase Revamps Its Streaming Video Platform for Public Libraries: Access Video On Demand and Just for Kids

New York, NY, May 20, 2019—Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital content to the school and library community, relaunched powerful new versions of its streaming collections for public libraries—a new, more patron-friendly Access Video On Demand and a new Just for Kids Streaming Collection that now houses its content in a discrete, stand-alone, kid-safe media platform.

Access Video On Demand
The new and improved Access Video On Demand holds greatly enhanced value to library patrons, with improved navigation and taxonomy; a completely responsive, appealing interface; new, more patron-friendly categories; and much more. A key benefit of the Access Video platform—one that distinguishes it from its competitors—is the unlimited simultaneous usage it offers: whereas some other streaming video platforms place limits on how many movies can be watched each month, Access Video allows all patrons to watch their favorite films as many times as they want without any restrictions.

    • Vivid and appealing new, user-friendly design

    • Fully responsive and mobile-friendly

    • New, patron-friendly categories that make it easy to find and enjoy the wide range of videos, including award-winning documentaries, educational titles, how-to programs, arts performances, and more

    • Improved search results—select multiple filters for more targeted results, plus infinite scrolling

    • New featured series pages that highlight popular and selected content for patrons

    • Larger video player on title detail pages

    • Improved calendar feature

    • Uses HTTPS in our continued effort to protect the security and privacy of our users

    • And much more!

Just for Kids Streaming Collection
The Just for Kids Streaming Collection has been relaunched as its own discrete, stand-alone resource, separate from Access Video On Demand. With the trusted, age-appropriate content now contained in a completely kid-safe environment—so important in a time when potentially dangerous content abounds online—young patrons can freely explore, view, and enjoy the curated educational videos, songs, games, and other interactives. And librarians have an ideal resource for homework help, homeschoolers, or a library after-school or ESL/ELL program or for hosting video storytelling hours and activities for preschoolers and early learners.

    • A kid-safe environment branded "Just for Kids"—all content is reviewed, vetted, and ad-free

    • Colorful and appealing new, user-friendly design

    • 5,600+ videos, audio titles, and interactive games, puzzles, and quizzes on a variety of subjects

    • New content from PBS Kids, including Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts, Dinosaur Train, Super WHY!, Arthur, and other popular series and titles

    • Fully responsive and mobile friendly

    • Uses HTTPS in our continued effort to protect the security and privacy of our users

    • And much more!

For reviewer access to Access Video On Demand and/or Just for Kids Streaming Collection, please contact Laurie Katz at We ask that you not publish any pricing information about our products without first confirming it with us. For ordering, pricing, or other information, please contact our Online Sales Department at 1-800-322-8755 or

About Infobase:
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is one of America's leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Founded in 1940, our company has a long history of publishing award-winning and highly acclaimed resources for K–12 schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. We take pride in creating products that engage, enhance, and enrich the learning experience of students at all levels. And while we still publish individual print and video titles, we fully embrace the efficiency and expediency of digital formats in the form of online databases, eLearning Modules, eBook collections, and streaming video collections. Infobase is a family of highly regarded brands, including Facts On File, Ferguson's, Bloom's, The World Almanac®, Films Media Group, Learn360, Polling the Nations, and The Mailbox®.

About Centre Lane Partners:
Centre Lane Partners is a private investment firm focused on making credit and equity, control and non-control, investments in North American middle market companies. The company's website is