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Movies & TV

Free with Your Library Card

Free Films and TV Shows

We have two streaming services: Kanopy and Hoopla. With your library card, borrow films and TV shows to watch on your computer or device. You never have to worry about overdue fines – titles automatically expire.

What do you need?

You’ll need:

  • Your LA County Library card
  • Your PIN
  • A computer or device with internet access
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Get it on Google Play
Available at Amazon

Kanopy Streaming

Stream films on Kanopy, our on-demand streaming film service. Kanopy has over 30,000 films from independent filmmakers, documentaries, Great Courses, art films, and more. It covers a wide-range of subjects and has films in many languages.

Play up to 10 films per month on Kanopy. Titles automatically expire after the 3 day (72 hour) loan period. Play credits reset on the 1st of the month.

How does it work?

1. Visit lacounty.kanopystreaming.com to create an account with your email address.

2. Kanopy will send you an email. Open your email and verify your email address.

3. Add your library card number to your new Kanopy account.

4. Find a film to watch and hit Play (once you hit Play, one of your 10 monthly play credits is used).

Kanopy supports: AndroidiOSRokuApple TV, and Chromecast. (Amazon Fire TV coming soon)

You will need an internet connection to watch videos on Kanopy. Data rates apply so we suggest using Wi-Fi. This is a streaming service only – films cannot be downloaded.

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the Kanopy help page.

Hoopla Digital

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Available at Amazon

Check out free films and TV shows on Hoopla Digital.

Borrow up to 8 items per month on Hoopla Digital. Titles automatically expire at the end of the 7 day lending period.

How does it work?

If you’re on Android, iOS, or Kindle Fire devices, download the Hoopla digital app. If you’re on a computer, visit Hoopla.com.

You’ll need to create a Hoopla Digital account and enter your library card number, PIN, and email address.

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the Hoopla help page.

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