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eMedia Guide: 24/7 at-home entertainment

The Library subscribes to a variety of downloadable content services, including eBooks and eAudiobooks, downloadable music and movies, eMagazines and eNewspapers. Our eMedia help pages have all the information you'll need to get set up.

Quick links to eMovies & TV Services

Streaming or downloading video from the Library is a great way to watch a variety of content, or find your next favourite show!

The library offers 24/7 at-home access to the following video services:

Hoopla eMovies & TV

With hoopla you can:

  • borrow up to 5 hoopla items per month
  • Movies/TV are yours for 3 days after checkout
  • Play as often as you like within your 3-day loan period
  • hoopla app available for iPad and Android - play within the app
  • Stream over wifi or download to the app for offline watching (great for car rides and plane trips!)

One of the best ways to enjoy hoopla movies is streamed to a TV screen in your home!

What devices/setups can I use?

  • Use AirPlay mirroring to stream to an Apple TV device over Wi-Fi (see video below)
  • Cast to Chromecast (generation 1 & 2, with other versions in development) from iOS and Android 
  • Use an HDMI adapter to connect to an HDMI-ready TV and stream from your tablet's hoopla app via cable
  • Connect your computer to an HDMI-ready TV via cable and stream from your browser
  • Apps or channels are available on Apple TV (4th generation and higher), Android TV (all), Roku (version 7.6.3 an up), and Fire TV (generation 1 & 2, with other versions in development)

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Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video service. It has 30,000+ video titles its collection, including the top fifty titles of the Criterion Collection of films, The Great Courses, and much more!

Whether you're just looking for a great movie to watch to relax, are learning about film studies, or are interested in learning more about the world through documentaries or college level courses, Kanopy has something for you.

With Kanopy you can:

  • Borrow up to 5 Kanopy items per month
  • Play borrowed items as often as you like within your 3-day loan period

Visit the How-To Guide tab above for instructions on how to create a Kanopy account and begin using the service. Enjoy!

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OverDrive Videos

OverDrive videos are new for 2018! This FAQ outlines where to find these videos in the OverDrive collection.

Frontline Tech Support is available from OverDrive 24/7, 365 days of the year. This FAQ outlines what you can expect from this support.

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