Streaming Video Now Available at Indy Library!
July 8, 2014
Library patrons can now access award-winning documentaries, feature films, foreign films, children's movies and popular TV series through The Indianapolis Public Library's virtual library at www.indypl.org.
The free streaming video service adds to an already expansive collection of Library eBooks and downloadable audiobooks and magazines that can be accessed on tablets, computers, smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices. Indy Library cardholders can click on "eVideo" from the Library's homepage to check out videos for up to seven days. No special software or files are needed to download videos which automatically expire after the checkout period. As with Library eBooks, only one person can check out an eVideo copy at a time, but the Library will carry multiple copies of popular titles and holds are easy to place on eVideos.
Patrons can search videos by subject (children's, drama, comedy, feature film, foreign film, documentary, etc.), publisher, language and selected Internet-enabled device. Nearly 1,000 videos are currently available, although inventory will continue to increase as new titles become available.
"The Library's DVD and Blu-ray video collections continue to be a very popular part of the collection," stated Deb Lambert, Director of Collection Management. "We're excited to add this new streaming video collection, making it more convenient for the busy Indianapolis community to get videos when and where they want them, at home and on the go."
Other recent additions to the Library's digital collection include Zinio, a suite of full color, interactive popular magazines that are available with no holds, no checkout periods and no limit on the number of magazines that can be downloaded. Also, the Tumblebook online interactive library of eBooks and audiobooks for children and teens combines popular books with sound, animation, music and narration to encourage reading for students in preschool through high school.
In the near future, the Indy Library will provide downloadable legal forms as well as the Career Transitions database, which helps individuals explore various vocational interests, educational requirements and job hunting tools.