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, VHS), slide-tape, audio CD, and CD-ROM programs 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 and the Rehabilitation Services collection contain print and audiovisual materials on topics such as child development, disabilities, intervention strategies, rehabilitation, assistive technology, and much more.

NewMental Health and Substance Abuse Collection

An extensive collection of videos and books on mental health and substance abuse is now available! The items are available for a two-week loan period, renewable upon request. Any responsible individual in Texas may borrow from this resource collection. The only cost to the borrower is return shipping. The collection includes many items from the former DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Information Center plus newly acquired videos and books.

For more information, contact the Audiovisual Library at, toll free 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260, (512) 776-7260.

Mental Health Topics
Behavioral Health Interventions
Substance Abuse Topics
To search other topics by keyword, title, author, or other catalog fields, please visit our online library catalog.

Links to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Websites

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Collection

Six Online Video Services Available - Registration Required


Terra Nova Films on Demand

Terra Nova streaming videos include topics related to aging and long term care. To access these videos you will need to register for Terra Nova. (Limited to Texas residents)

Learning Seed logo

The Learning Seed online video service 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)

Kinetic Video logo

Kinetic Video - This service focuses on mental health issues, dementia, and adolescent health. To access these videos you will need to register for Kinetic Video. (Limited to Texas residents)


Films on Demand logo

Films on Demand  - This service focuses on all areas of the library’s collections. The subject areas include long term care; rehabilitation; early childhood; physical disabilities; mental health; applying, interviewing and keeping a job; and much more.  Register and Log in for Films on Demand for your own personal account in this service. It’s all free. (Limited to Texas residents)


Aurora LMS logo

Aurora Learning Management System - This service is for the person looking for general workplace safety training, healthcare safety, and laboratory safety.  Also available from this service are specialized HR training videos limited to Texas State Health and Human Services employees. Register for Aurora Learning Management System to see a list of available titles in this service.

The BASC Group Online Workplace Safety videos continue to be available to anyone in Texas. Register by clicking on the iTrainStation logo above. If you have questions regarding any of the materials or online access please call us toll-free at (888) 963-7111 ext. 7260 ore-mail .


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Hours and Contact Information Table

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

        Physical Location:
        Audiovisual Library, Mail Code 1955
        Moreton Building, Room 652
        1100 W. 49th St., Austin 
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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 May 8, 2018