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As a library member, you have access to a wide variety of films and tv shows through the Beamafilm, and Kanopy streaming services. You can play movies and shows on a phone, tablet or computer. Or you can watch films on a television screen using a casting device, TV app or HDMI cable.

These online resources are free when you join the library. You can join the library using the details on our Membership page.

To log in you need:

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

Beamafilm

With Beamafilm, you can watch unlimited feature films and documentaries with:

  • a mobile phone or tablet
  • a home computer or laptop
  • an android TV app
  • a casting device
  • an HDMI cable.

For technical help, visit the Help page on the Beamafilm website.

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      Watch Beamafilm on a mobile phone or tablet

      To create your free account:

      1. Download the Beamafilm app for Apple devices on the Apple store website-external site or Android devices on the Google play website-external site.
      2. Select 'library card access'.
      3. Search for 'Boroondara Library Service' and enter your library membership number.
      4. Fill out the form and create a password.
      5. Log in with your new Beamafilm account details.

      Watch Beamafilm on a home computer (PC) or laptop

      To create your free account:

      1. Go to the Beamafilm website-external site
      2. Enter your library membership number.
      3. Fill out the form and create a password.
      4. Log in with your new Beamafilm account details.

      Kanopy

      With Kanopy you get:

      • access to over 30,000 documentaries, films and TV series
      • 10 play credits per calendar month - once a title starts playing, you'll have 72 hours of unlimited viewing (or 48 hours for BBC content)
      • unlimited plays on all films from our Kanopy Kids portal-external site, which don’t count towards your monthly quota.
      • access to 2 of The Great Courses per month

      For more information on compatible devices and streaming options, visit the Help page on the Kanopy website-external site.

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      Watch Kanopy on a mobile phone or tablet

      To create your free account:

      1. Download the Kanopy app for Apple devices on the Apple store website-external site or Android devices on the Google Play website-external site
      2. Tap get started.
      3. Select 'find library'.
      4. Search for 'Boroondara Library Service'.
      5. Enter your library membership number and PIN.
      6. Fill out the form and create a password.
      7. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account.

      Watch Kanopy on a home computer (PC) or laptop

      To create your free account:

      1. Go to the Kanopy website-external site.
      2. Select 'add library card'.
      3. Enter your library membership number and PIN.
      4. Fill out the form and create a password.
      5. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account.

      More information

      To find more films and music in our library collection, browse the Library catalogue-external site.

      For more information, call Boroondara Library Service on (03) 9278 4666 or use our online Ask a Librarian form-external site.


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