There are so many online platforms for streaming movies or reading or listening to books. Some cost money, some have long waits for popular items. NCW Libraries offers two great digital media services that are 100-percent free AND have not wait time to download or stream books, audiobooks or movies.
Hoopla allows you to instantly borrow from its collection of more than 500,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, music and movies, and Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films. Both services have monthly limits on how many items may be viewed or streamed. But the limits apply to each individual library-card holder, so a household will have many opportunities to read, listen and watch over the course of a month.
Here is some of what’s new and popular on Hoopla and Kanopy right now: