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As a library member, you have free access to a wide variety of films and music through Beamafilm, Kanopy and Freegal streaming services.  Play movies and songs on a phone, tablet or computer, or watch films on a television screen using a casting service or HDMI cable.

Before you begin

You'll need your membership number and PIN to stream films and music on any device.

  • Your 10-14 digit membership number is under the barcode on your library card.
  • Your 6-digit PIN is your date of birth in DDMMYY format.

Beamafilm film streaming

Beamafilm is an Australian film streaming channel with an extensive collection of independent films and documentaries.

For technical assistance, visit the Beamafilm help page.

Watch Beamafilm on a phone or tablet

  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for the word Beamafilm.
  2. Download the Beamafilm app.
  3. On the app, tap on the menu icon and select Library card access.
  4. Select Boroondara Library Service and log in using your library membership number. First-time users will need to select Don’t have an account yet?
  5. Fill out your details and create a password.
  6. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account.
  7. Go back into the Beamafilm app.
  8. Tap Login, and then enter your email address and newly created password to sign in.
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 Watch Beamafilm on a laptop or PC

  1. Go to Beamafilm and log in using your library membership number. 
  2. Fill out your details and create a password.
  3. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account.
  4. Go back to the Beamafilm website and click Login. Enter your email address and newly created password to sign in.

Kanopy film streaming

Through our Kanopy subscription, you can watch over 28,000 feature-length and short films, TV series and documentaries.

Library members can watch up to 10 films per calendar month. Once a film plays, you have 3 days of unlimited viewing.

All films from the Kanopy Kids portal have unlimited plays and don’t count towards a user’s monthly quota.

For more information on compatible devices and streaming options visit the Kanopy help page.

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Watch Kanopy on a phone or tablet

  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for the word Kanopy.
  2. Download the Kanopy app.
  3. For first time users, tap Sign up.
  4. Enter your name, email address and create a password.
  5. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account.
  6. Go back into the Kanopy app.
  7. Search for Boroondara Library Service and enter your library membership number and PIN.

Watch Kanopy on a laptop or PC

  1. Go to Kanopy.
  2. For first time users, click Sign up.
  3. Fill out your name, email address and create a password for your Kanopy account.
  4. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to you email account.
  5. Click Connect and enter your library membership number and PIN.

Freegal music streaming

Stream and download free music and videos from a variety of artists, genres and record labels.

You can download up to 5 songs each week.

These songs are yours to keep, so each week you can continue to build your music collection.

For technical assistance, visit the Freegal help page.

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Listen to Freegal on a phone or tablet

  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for the word Freegal.
  2. Download the Freegal app.
  3. Open the app, type in Camberwell, click continue and then select Boroondara Library Service.
  4. Log in using your library membership number and PIN. 
  5. Search for a song and tap to download.
  6. Go to the My music tab to see and listen to all of your downloaded songs.

Listen to Freegal on a laptop or PC

  1. Go to Freegal Music.
  2. Log in using your library membership number and PIN.
  3. Search for a title and click on the Download link next to your chosen song.
  4. When prompted, select Save and choose the location where you would like to store your song. If you aren’t prompted to save, right-click the download file and select the option that allows you to save the link or open the folder.

More information

To find more films and music in our library collection, browse the library catalogue.

For more information, call Boroondara Library Service on 9278 4666 or Ask a Librarian.

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