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Whether you are looking for the newest bestseller or the next book in your favorite series, with more than 1.5 million items in our collection the Metropolitan Library System has something for you. Search through our selection of books, audiobooks, movies, music, and more available for checkout from your local library or download and stream digital content like eAudiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics, music, or movies from our digital collection.

Strange but True

  • Book cover for "Mind=Blown"

    YouTube sensation Matthew Santoro amazes with eye-opening facts that are sure to blow your mind. 

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  • Cover image for The Mammoth Book of Weird But True

    A giant humorous collection of funny news stories, whacky phenomena, hilarious blunders and gaffes—over 1000 extraordinary cases from around the world. Who needs urban legends, when these are all true? It's everything readers love about Ripley's Believe it or Not! with an added punch of humor.

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  • Book cover for "The indispensable book of useless information"

    The #1 New York Timesbestselling series continues to prove that there are plenty of things in this world no one needs to know about.

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  • Cover image for Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

    An anecdotal lifestyle guide for fans of French and English culture shares tips for inexpensively enjoying everything from travel and fashion to gardening and dining, in a reference inspired by 16th-century exotic encyclopedias that includes coverage of such esoteric topics as the history of champagne and Julia Child's secret to a perfect omelet.

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  • Cover image for Democrazy

    In 2013, when Washington D.C. law enforcement learned that Trey Radel, then a Republican congressman from Florida, had bought cocaine, he quickly became the target of a police sting. In October of that year, Radel was arrested for attempting to buy cocaine from an undercover cop, and subsequently became the subject of intense media coverage and scrutiny. When Radel resigned in 2014, he left with insider knowledge that remains unknown to most American citizens. Democrazy is Radel's candid account of the making of a modern political star and the inner workings of Congress.

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  • Book cover for The dark side of apple pie, baby food, and bunnies

    Everything is not always as it seems - and is usually worse. This title reveals the evil underbelly that corrupts even the most innocuous people, places, and things. From the cute kitten carrying parasites to the cotton gin sealing the fate of American slaves, it looks into the flippin' flip side of life that is as hilarious as it is horrifying.

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  • Cover image for A Curious Man

    An account of the life of the enigmatic cartoonist-turned eccentric millionaire whose wealth and fame were built from his extensive collection of exotic curiosities offers insight into his innate empathy for the world's marginalized groups and his final years spent on a private island with rare artifacts and unusual pets.

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  • Cover image for The Bye Bye Man

    In 1990 three Wisconsin graduate students sought to allay their wintertime boredom by playing around with a Ouija board. It was the deadliest mistake they ever made. The three friends contacted the spirit of a serial killer known as The Bye Bye Man. And the more you think of his name, the more he hones in on you, traveling night and day to find you, until you hear the shrill, steady sound of his whistle letting you know that he is there -- right outside your bedroom door, maybe even speaking in the voice of someone you trust, someone who would never hurt you.

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  • Cover image for Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Facsimile of the original 1929 book. From the original 1929 promotion, Robert Ripley describes the land where rain has fallen for a million years; here he talks with you about the Ever-Standing Men and the Upside-Down Men of Benares. Sport enthusiasts will prick up their ears at the queer tales told by the man who it is said can answer more questions on sports than any other living man.

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  • Book cover for "Attack of the Killer Facts"

    A humor writer and amateur trivia expert presents 1,001 weird, wacko, and terrifying truths about everything from little green men to flesh-eating bacteria.

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Medieval Times

  • Cover image for Dragonatomy

    Dramatic illustrations and amazing facts about dragons of legend describe the different parts of dragon bodies and how dragons breathe fire.

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  • Cover image for Dragon Slippers

    Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

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  • Cover image for Dragon Legends

    "Describes popular dragon legends and myths from around the world"--Provided by publisher.

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  • Cover image for Dragonology

    Presents an introduction to dragonology that includes spells for catching dragons, their natural history, and descriptions of legendary dragons and dragonslayers.

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  • Cover image for The Death of King Arthur

    A modern adaptation of the legendary epic by the author of The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling adds vivid dimensions to Malory's 15th-century work using contemporary prose that makes such events as the romance between Guinevere and Lancelot, the search for the Holy Grail and the treacherous betrayal of Mordred accessible to today's audiences.

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  • Cover image for Castle

    At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it is also by turns an intimate story of less eminent individuals, whose adventures, struggles and ambitions were reflected in the fortified residences they constructed. Be it ever so grand or ever so humble, a castle was first and foremost a home To understand castles who built them, who lived in them, and why is to understand the forces that shaped medieval Britain. "

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  • Cover image for Castle Life

    Discover what it was like to live in a castle for everyone from the lord and lady to the children of servants.

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  • Cover image for Behold...the Dragons!

    Once people believed in dragons, but not today. Still, we continue to celebrate these fantastic creatures in stories, movies, and songs. In fact, dragons are so popular there is a science just to study them! In a book that is carefully researched, brimming with energy and charm, and full of fascinating facts, Gail Gibbons tells readers all about dragons -- their origins, their place in mythology and folktales, and why we are still so fascinated with them today.

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  • Cover image for Before Galileo

    A history of science in the Dark Ages documents the achievements of lesser-known European scholars, including the monk Saint Bede, who effectively paved the way for the discoveries of such luminaries as Galileo and Newton. By the author of The Grand Turk.

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  • Cover image for The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True

    Relates the adventures of Sir Gawain, the only undefeated knight in King Arthur's court, who eventually learns the value of friendship, courtliness, and courtesy after a challenge from the Green Knight.

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Geek Con

Are you a Star Wars fan? Harry Potter fan? Comic book fan? Pokemon fan? LIBRARY fan?

If you answered yes to everything above (and even more not mentioned) join us for the Downtown Library’s 2nd GEEK Con! Escape rooms, crafts, mini-panels, Cosplay fashion show, face painting and more...

Lego Builders

Sparking Creativity Brick by Brick

Did you know that kids who play regularly with blocks, like LEGOS, score higher on standardized tests and perform better in math? To celebrate National Architecture April 21 – 27, we want to share with you the benefits of attending LEGO programs at the librar...

Upcoming Book Events

Music Play for Toddlers 2-3 years old

April 24, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Northwest Library
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Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Child Development & Parenting
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Music Play for Toddlers 2-3 years Discover the power of music at the library!  Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music.  Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improv...

Toddler Storytime

April 24, 2019
9:30am - 10:15am
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Classroom C (Edmond)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library; and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others whi...

Wednesday Cafe

April 24, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Edmond Library
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Classroom D (Edmond)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, Books & Reading
Event Description:
Visit us for a little caffeine and conversation! At this come-and-go event you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with friends, and we'll be there to answer questions about library services and events. There will also be a selection of new material fo...

Lil Lit Book Club

April 24, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Choctaw Library
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Meeting Room (Choctaw)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs, Books & Reading
Event Description:
A children's book club is a great way to share your opinions and meet others with similar interests. Reading aloud builds vocabulary and comprehension skills. Each week we will read and discuss a different title. Call the library or stop by to reserv...

Coffee and Dominoes

April 24, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Nicoma Park Library
Library Branch: Nicoma Park Library
Room: Meeting Room (Nicoma Park)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Join us for conversation and some friendly rounds of dominoes. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Just stop by and join in the fun. This is a recurring club event and takes place every Wednesday. Similar clubs exist at multiple libraries....

Books & eBooks

Discover books you will love. Explore our staff picks and recommended reading lists or ask us for suggestions.

Books & eBooks Collections

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Always Available eBooks

Our always available eBook collection features over 250,000 titles. These titles span nearly 3 dozen subject areas and include categories like: Arts & Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's & Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction, Computer Science, Cooking, Fiction, Home & Garden, Law, Philosophy, Reference, Self-Help & Family, and True Crime.  

Always available means NO waitlist or holds! Read eBooks directly in your browser or download to your device for up to 21 days.

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eBooks (Popular Fiction and Nonfiction)

Enjoy eBooks for all ages and from all genres on your computer or mobile device. eBooks can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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hoopla digital

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kids Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction eBooks just for kids. eBooks can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Libros en Español Para Descargar

Overdrive ofrece libros electrónicos y audiolibros para leer o escuchar en tiempo real

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Odilo - Libros en Español Para Descargar

OdiloApp le permite leer libros electrónicos de Odilo en su smartphone o tableta, navegar por el catálogo de la biblioteca, descargar y devolver títulos, así como tomar notas, poner marcadores y mucho más. 

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Speakaboos

Speakaboos - Early Childhood Online Stories

Brought to you by the mind behind many of PBS’s early childhood series and geared toward children ages 2 – 6. Speakaboos is an early literacy product designed to introduce children to the joy of reading through interactive and engaging stories featuring characters they love. Parents and caregivers looking to supplement storytimes and provide healthy screentime will appreciate the multiple options to read.

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Teen Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for Teens. Audiobooks and eBooks can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Government Printing Office eBooks

To help meet the needs of the Federal Depository Library (FDL) community, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made eBooks available in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Users can download these eBooks free of charge, for use on various ereading devices. GPO’s goal is to expand and provide greater access to U.S. Federal Government content.

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Internet Archive Text Archives

Archive.org is an online resource that offers permanent access to millions of free full-text scanned books. 

Metro Library is not responsible for the content of this site.

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Open Culture

Open Culture has high-quality cultural and educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. 1000s of audiobooks, online courses, certificates/MOOCs, movies, language lessons, eBooks and other enriching content available for free to you anytime!

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Project Gutenberg eBooks

Search a catalog of tens of thousands of public domain eBooks that never expire and don't count against your OverDrive checkout limit of 10 titles. No restrictions, no waiting, and yours to keep as long as you want!

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Magazine Collections

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Digital Magazines from RBdigital

RBdigital is a collection of hundreds of current and back issues of your favorite magazines that can be read on your computer or mobile device. Enjoy magazines like Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, The Economist, ESPN, Food Network Magazine, Kiplinger's, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Wired and more and keep them as long as you want. Directions on how to enjoy magazines from RBdigital on your device may be found on this page.

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Physical Magazines

The Metropolitan Library System subscribes to more than 350 magazine titles available for checkout from your local library. Not all titles are available at every location.

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Revistas en Español Para Descargar

Rbdigital ofrece acceso a más de 200 revistas que puede leer, y hasta descargar, en su computadora, teléfono o tableta. 

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Comics & Graphic Novels Collections

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Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse through the collection of digital comics and graphic books we have available on Overdrive

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Comics & Graphic Novels

We add new comics and graphic novels to the shelves at our libraries all the time. Check out this list of titles available for checkout.

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hoopla digital

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kids Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse through the collection of digital comics and graphic books we have available for Kids on Overdrive

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Teen Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse through the collection of digital comics and graphic books we have available for teens and young adults on Overdrive

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Listen

If you prefer to consume your content with your ears, we’ve got a robust collection of audiobooks and downloadable and streaming audio services. Check out the resources below and take one (or many) of them with you on your next road trip.

Audiobooks & eAudiobooks Collections

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Audiobooks

Enjoy audiobooks for all ages and from all genres on your computer or mobile device. Audiobooks can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy audiobooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Audiobooks on CD

If you prefer listening to your books on CD, then we have thousands of titles for your listening pleasure. 

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Audiobooks on Playaway

If you'd rather listen to your titles with the speed of plug-n-play, then you'll love our Playaway audio media players. Just plug in your headphones or ear buds, press play, and you're ready to roll.

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hoopla digital

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kids Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction eBooks just for kids. eBooks can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Libros en Español Para Descargar

Overdrive ofrece libros electrónicos y audiolibros para leer o escuchar en tiempo real

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Teen Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for Teens. Audiobooks and eBooks can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Internet Archive Text Archives

Archive.org is an online resource that offers permanent access to millions of free full-text scanned books. 

Metro Library is not responsible for the content of this site.

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LibriVox Audiobooks

LibriVox is an online resource that provides free access to thousands of audiobooks in the public domain. The audiobooks are created by a team of volunteers and they can be streamed or downloaded or transferred to a CD or an MP3 player. Metro Library is not responsible for the content of this site.

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Open Culture

Open Culture has high-quality cultural and educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. 1000s of audiobooks, online courses, certificates/MOOCs, movies, language lessons, eBooks and other enriching content available for free to you anytime!

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Music

We offer a variety of CDs for checkout from each of our libraries or if you’d rather, you can use one of our free music services to stream current hits, old favorites, or the best music from local artists on your computer or mobile device.

Music Collections

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hoopla digital

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Music CDs

For those who prefer to listen to music on CD, we have albums from all genres and decades. You're sure to fine something to love.

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Podcasts

If you’re into local and Oklahoma history, checkout these two locally produced podcasts. 

Podcast Collections

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Metro Library Podcast

Offering Oklahoma-themed podcasts celebrating Oklahoma arts, culture and history as well as the lives of influential Oklahomans today, the Metro Library Podcast is produced by the Special Collections of the Metropolitan Library System.

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We Will Always Remember Podcast

The Oklahoma City Bombing. Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. April 19, 1995. Authoritative. Unforgettable! Hear gripping, intimate details from first responders, law enforcement, state and federal officials, family, friends and survivors of the deadliest bombing in the United States by a US citizen.

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Watch

We offer a host of feature films, documentaries, and other DVDs for checkout from each of our libraries or if you’d rather, you can discover the joy of streaming free movies and TV shows to your computer, mobile device, smart TV or through a Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV/Stick with your Library card.

Movie Collections

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hoopla digital

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kanopy

Offering thoughtful entertainment of over 30,000 films including selections from The Criterion Collection, Oscar winners and nominees, New York Times Critics' Picks, classic cinema, documentaries, world cinema, PBS, and The Great Courses. Stream from the web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Roku.

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Movies & Feature Films on DVD

With new titles added all the time, our DVD collection of Movies and Feature films is sure to have something for you.

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TV Series Collections

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hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kanopy

Offering thoughtful entertainment of over 30,000 films including selections from The Criterion Collection, Oscar winners and nominees, New York Times Critics' Picks, classic cinema, documentaries, world cinema, PBS, and The Great Courses. Stream from the web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Roku.

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TV Series on DVD

With TV Series on DVD, you can enjoy bingeworthy shows without worrying about buffering.

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Documentary Collections

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Documentaries on DVD

If documentaries are more your style, or nonfiction DVD collection boasts titles on nearly every interest. Check one out today.

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Kanopy

Offering thoughtful entertainment of over 30,000 films including selections from The Criterion Collection, Oscar winners and nominees, New York Times Critics' Picks, classic cinema, documentaries, world cinema, PBS, and The Great Courses. Stream from the web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Roku.

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