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You'll never be short of something entertaining or educational to watch with your computer or device, internet connection and a City of Perth Library membership. Not a member? Join online today.


Beamafilm is a movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices. Beamafilm have carefully curated a unique collection of over 1600 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you. You'll need your City of Perth Library card number to get started.

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Beamafilm app for iPhone or Android.

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You can enjoy Beamafilm on a smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac, except where manufacturers have imposed limitations. You can also view Beamafilm on your TV by connecting your TV to a computer or device via Apple TV, HDMI cable, or Chromecast.



Hoopla offers thousands of digital titles in a variety of formats, including movies and TV series. Titles can be streamed or downloaded and there is no wait time or holds. City of Perth Library members can borrow six Instant titles per month. Flex titles are currently not available. 

To access, visit the Hoopla website, click the Get Started button at the top of the page, and follow the instructions to set up an account. You will need to enter an email address and password. Choose City of Perth Library and enter your City of Perth Library card number and PIN. 

Hoopla app for iPad/iPhone/Apple TVAndroid or Kindle Fire
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Kanopy is a free, on-demand streaming service offering 30,000 films. Most of the films are independent, arthouse or foreign. You can view four films per month (resets on the first of the month). Log in with your City of Perth Library card number and PIN and create an account to access.

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Kanopy app for iPad/iPhone or Android
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