The Hamden Public Library is now offering history videos on demand. You can now watch a wide assortment of documentaries and archival newsreels from your home computer - all you need is your Hamden Public Library Card!
American History in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of American history—2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allows you to see, experience, and study American history in ways never before possible. This collection is an exclusive collaboration with A&E Television Networks and features some of their most important documentaries and series from The History Channel, A&E Network, and Biography. You will also find numerous episodes of the PBS series "The American Experience," as well as Ken Burns's "The Civil War," "The West," and "Jazz."