Audiovisual Library

If you are involved with health education, safety on the job, safety and health training, or emergency services, our media can be valuable to you. Audiovisuals are effective communication tools that can be used to convey difficult concepts, to motivate, to demonstrate, and to reinforce good health and safety attitudes and habits. The Texas Department of State Health Services' Audiovisual Library consists of video (DVD, streaming) and audio CD on health and safety education topics. These materials are available on a free loan (up to 10 days) basis to residents of the state of Texas. The collection includes such topics as: safety, food hygiene, infant and child care, breastfeeding, prenatal and postpartum care, AIDS, and aging.

In addition, the Early Childhood Intervention collection contain print and audiovisual materials on topics such as child development, disabilities, intervention strategies, rehabilitation, assistive technology, and much more.

Aging and Long Term Care Topics in the DSHS Library Catalog

You can use the library catalog to locate videos on aging and long term care, which are part of the health and safety audiovisual collection. The catalog selections below list DVDs on these topics. Some titles focus on older adults and others can be used for any age.

You may borrow audiovisual materials for two weeks and may renew them as needed.

Texas residents may borrow materials from the audiovisual collection. The only expense is for return postage, which is the responsibility of the borrower. Find more topics in the Library catalog.

Contact a librarian to order or if you have any questions at 512-776-7260 or toll-free at 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260 or email:

Five Online Video Services Available - Registration Required

Films on Demand

Films on demand logo

Films on Demand is a free video streaming service that focuses on a variety of topics like long-term care; rehabilitation; early childhood; physical disabilities; mental health; applying, interviewing and keeping a job; and much more. Register for Films on Demand to receive your own personal account in this service. (Limited to Texas residents)

Training Network Now

Training Network Now is free video streaming service that features videos on workplace safety, human resources, school safety and transportation safety. Register to receive your login information. (Limited to Texas residents)

Learning Seed logo

Learning Seed is a free video streaming service that focuses on child development areas such as physical, social-emotional, language, cognitive and behavioral issues. To access these videos, you will need to register for Learning Seed. (Limited to Texas residents)

Stream Track Learning System

AP Safety Training is a free video streaming services that focuses on general workplace safety training, healthcare safety, laboratory safety and specialized HR training videos. Register for AP Safety Training to see a list of available titles in this service. (Limited to Texas State Health and Human Services employees) 

Terra Nova Films on Demand

Terra Nova is a free video streaming service that features topics related to aging and long-term care. To access these videos, you will need to register for Terra Nova. (Limited to Texas residents)

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How to Borrow

Hours and Contact Information

Hours:  Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 512-776-7260
Toll free: 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260
Fax: 512-776-7474

Physical Location:
Audiovisual Library, Mail Code 1955
Moreton Building, Room M-652
1100 W. 49th St., Austin 78756 
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Postal Service Mailing Address:
Audiovisual Library, MC 1975
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Lone Star Overnight/UPS/FedEx Mailing Address:
Audiovisual Library, Mail Code 1975
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street, Warehouse Bldg., Rm. 116
Austin, TX 78756-3199 

Last updated February 7, 2022