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Streaming Movies at the Public Library

Kirk Blankenship, Electronic Resources Librarian for Seattle Public Libraries, poses for a photo as he holds a tablet with the website for streaming-media company Hoopla, which the library is using to offer patrons free access to streaming movies, music, and audiobooks.

Streaming Movies at the Public Library


There’s a new source to stream movies and other digital content, and it’s not a tech company with tens of thousands of titles. It’s something more familiar, and might even be just down the street: the public library.

Often thought of as stodgy brick-and-mortar havens for bibliophiles, libraries are trying out a new service that allows patrons to check out streaming movies, music, TV shows and audiobooks from anywhere they want.


Reporting by Manuel Valdes, the Associated Press.