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  • hoopla digital

    Available everywhere

    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. Checkout limit per user is 6 per month.

    Checkout Availability note: 

    The library highly values access to a wide range of resources for our community.  In order to continue to provide all the resources you have come to expect the library now needs to institute a daily cap on Hoopla checkouts effective October 1, 2023.  Budgetary constraints make this a necessary step.  This measure aims to ensure equitable access for all patrons while managing our resources responsibly.  We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these challenges together.  If while using Hoopla you receive a message that the daily cap has been reached for the day, simply come back the next day to complete your checkout.  

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  • Kanopy

    Available everywhere

    Provided under the Western Maryland Regional Library account

    Access to more than 30,000 Films, for FREE! The popular on demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for FREE at Washington County Free Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.

    Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award winning documentaries, rare and hard to find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, Under the Milky Way, SND Films and thousands of independent filmmakers. Kanopy is free for users with a library card.  30 tickets per month.  

    * * Kanopy is provided under the Western Maryland Regional Library account so be sure to search for "Western Maryland Regional Library" if you are logging in from an application platform. * *

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