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Our streaming collection

Get free access to thousands of thoughtful films and TV shows on Beamafilm and Kanopy with your library membership.

Sign up using your:

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

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Stream unlimited local and international films and TV series without ads on the Beamafilm site or app. 

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Kanopy has more than 30,000 independent films, documentaries and TV series, in addition to a family-friendly Kanopy Kids section. 

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Kanopy’s credit system

Library members will receive 15 'tickets' per calendar month to use in Kanopy. Every film clearly displays its ticket value and viewing period next to the play button.

Ticketing allocation and viewing period breakdown:

  • Kanopy Kids – 0 tickets
  • Short films (under 30 min) – 1 ticket (2 day viewing period)
  • Regular films – 2 tickets (2 day viewing period)

Bingeable episodic content (including The Great Courses) will be based on total running time:

  • 2 hours or less – 2 tickets (3 day viewing period)
  • 2 to 4 hours – 3 tickets (3 day viewing period)
  • 4 to 6 hours – 4 tickets (7 day viewing period)
  • 6 or more hours – 5 tickets (14 to 21 day viewing period).

Need help?

Beamafilm and Kanopy are separate to Boroondara Library Service. You won't find Beamafilm or Kanopy films listed in the library search catalogue. You can search for and watch films on their app or website – not on our website.

You can read our step-by-step guide on how to sign up to both services on our Sign up to Beamafilm and Kanopy page.

For help with either website, go to the Help page on the Beamafilm website, or to the Help page on the Kanopy website.

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