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, Max, Hulu, Disney+, etc.) at home. One platform does not have everything! Use your Library card to check out movies from Kanopy and Hoopla. Don't miss our staff lists of recommendations to watch for adults, teens, and kids.
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:
Kanopy has movies and TV shows for all ages. Tickets are used to play videos on Kanopy. Each month, you receive 30 tickets to use to borrow items using your IndyPL card. Every title will show the number of tickets needed and the length of the viewing period. Most movies will require 2 to 4 tickets. Most of The Great Courses will require 5 tickets. The number of tickets needed for series vary, but you get the entire season for the ticket value. Your tickets reset on the first day of the month, and unused tickets don't roll over to the next month.
Note: Kanopy Kids doesn't use tickets. You can access an unlimited number of Kanopy Kids titles each month.
View your remaining tickets for the month in the top-right corner of the homepage.
As you browse titles, you'll see the number of tickets required to watch each title and how long you have to watch it.
For episodic titles, like TV series and The Great Courses, you'll also see what content the tickets unlock (e.g., "Season 1" or "all").
Here are some quick short cuts to some Kanopy movies:
Keep in mind that 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.
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 using your 30 tickets per month!
Need 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.
Hoopla has movies for all ages. Currently, you can borrow 10 Items each month using your IndyPL Library card.
If you have never borrowed from Hoopla before directions are available as well as a video tutorial.
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.
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