We have thousands of movies and tv shows for kids, teens, and adults to download or stream instantly with an IndyPL Library card. We buy streaming licenses from more than one platform, the same way you might subscribe to more than one streaming platform (Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Disney) at home. One platform does not have everything! Use your Library card to check out movies from Kanopy and Hoopla. Information to get started on each platform is below.
Need more help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.
You can also check out most movies directly from the library catalog. The advantage of searching in the library's catalog is that you will be searching the movies on these platforms all at the same time. When you see a movie in the catalog it will typically look like this:
If you are watching Hoopla movies on a PC or Mac you can only stream them, so you'll need an internet connection to watch them. Streaming videos can consume a lot of data, so we recommend streaming Hoopla over a Wi-Fi connection.
If you are watching Hoopla movies on the Hoopla app on a supported device, you can download them when you have a connection and then enjoy them offline later.
Here are some quick short cuts to some of Hoopla's movies:
Skip the Wait!
You don't have to put Hoopla titles on hold, you are allowed to borrow whatever titles you want, up to 10 per month. However, if you've already read your 10 monthly borrows, Hoopla frequently, but not always, offers Bonus Borrows. Bonus Borrows don’t count against your monthly borrowing limit - look for them on Hoopla.
Kanopy has movies and TV shows for all ages. You can borrow 10 Items each month using your IndyPL Library card. If you have never borrowed from Kanopy before here are some directions and a video tutorial. You can watch streaming movies on Kanopy, but you cannot download them, so you'll need an internet connection to watch them. Streaming videos can consume a lot of data, so we recommend streaming Kanopy over a Wi-Fi connection.
Here are some quick short cuts to some of Kanopy's movies:
Skip the Wait!
You don't have to put Kanopy titles on hold, you are allowed to borrow whatever titles you want, up to 10 per month.
Hunker down at home and enjoy something from the library's huge selection of streaming movies and tv shows. We have something for everyone! Look for more ideas from our Hoopla or Kanopy streaming services.
For the tweens... what if all those white (and not so white) lies you told suddenly became real?
For the fantasy fan... A fireman dies in the line of duty and must prove his valor through increasingly difficult tests of his character in the afterlife.
For the whole family... Dino is a cat with a double life. By day, he is a police officer's housecat. By night, he sneaks out to help a cat burglar with a soft side.