Borrow films from the library

Our DVD collection includes everything from classic movies to current documentaries.

To view items and availability:

Search the library catalogue

Beamafilm

Your library membership gives you free online access to more than 400 independent documentaries, feature films and festival favourites through Beamafilm, a major Australian movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices.

Films can be streamed through most devices including phones, tablets, laptops and PCs.

You can also view on your television screen using the browser on your smart TV or by connecting your television to your computer or device via Apple TV, HDMI cable, or Chromecast.

See Beamafilm Help for more information. 

To access via your phone/tablet:

  1. Download the Beamafilm app in the Apple App Store (iPhone/iPad users) or GooglePlay (Android users).
  2. Tap on the menu icon and select library card access.
  3. Select Boroondara Library Service and enter your library membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
  4. 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.

To access via your PC/laptop:

  1. Go to Beamafilm.

  2. Enter your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.

  3. First-time users will need to select don’t have an account yet?

  4. Fill out your details and create a password.
  5. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account.
  6. Go back to the website and click login. Enter your email address and newly created password to sign in.

Kanopy

Through our subscription to the on-demand film streaming service Kanopy, you can watch over 28,000 feature-length and short films, world movies, classic cinema, TV series and documentaries - for free.

Films can be streamed via computer, mobile device or television (including Apple TV and Chromecast). For more information on compatible devices and streaming options visit the Kanopy help page.

Library members can watch up to 10 films per calendar month. Once a film plays, users will 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.

To access via your phone/tablet:

  1. Download the Kanopy app in the Apple App Store (iPhone/iPad users) or GooglePlay (Android users).
  2. For first time users, tap sign up.
  3. Fill out your name, email address and create a password.
  4. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to your email account.
  5. Go back into the Kanopy app.
  6. Type in, and select Boroondara Library Service.
  7. Add your library membership details:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.

To access via your PC/Laptop:

  1. Go to Kanopy.
  2. For first time users, click sign up.
  3. Fill out your name, email address and create a password.
  4. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to you email account.
  5. Click connect, and add your library membership details:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
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