Stream movies with your Lake Bluff Library card

Calling all movie lovers: did you know that you can stream movies using your Lake Bluff Library card? We offer a couple of great movie streaming services that are sure to impress even the most discerning cinephile.


What’s all the hoopla about Hoopla? Where do we start? Hoopla has a huge movie library that ranges from classic films all the way to titles just released this year. In addition to a really impressive movie library, you can also use Hoopla to checkout eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and music. You can check out up to 8 Hoopla titles per month, and every title is always available—no waitlists, no overdue fines, no worries!


With over 30,000 titles and content partners such as the Criterion Collection, HBO Documentary Films, Paramount, PBS, and more, Kanopy offers a robust collection of award winning films, documentaries, independent films, and classics. You can stream up to 4 titles per month and like Hoopla, every title is always available—no need to worry about hold lists or returning titles on time.

Ready to get started? Head on over to our eBooks and Downloadables page for instructions on setting up Hoopla and Kanopy on your device. You can also call the Library at 847-234-2540 or email our reference desk with any questions you may have.

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