For Great Cinema, HCPL & Kanopy Have You Covered


Thousands of Independent and Classic Films from the Criterion Collection Now Streaming Free with your Library Card

Your selection of videos at Harris County Public Library has just grown by over 25,000 titles. HCPL recently added the streaming video service, Kanopy, to its digital roster. Kanopy focuses on independent films, critically acclaimed documentaries and classic cinema from the renowned Criterion Collection.

You know all those movies you see on 100 best movies lists, but never see onscreen?  Kanopy has them and they are available 24/7 free of charge with your HCPL library card. You will also find little-known gems by the giants of cinema, as well as over 2,500 videos from the Great Courses catalog.

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What happened to Hoopla that

What happened to Hoopla that used to be available through HCPL?

As a Hoopla user, you should

As a Hoopla user, you should have received an email about the discontinuation of the service. We are sorry you did not. It went out to all current email addresses. Below is that email. If you have any more questions, please let us know. 

Due to the challenges of providing 24/7 checkout access to hoopla, the service will be discontinued on August 31, 2017 at 11:59pm.  Items that you have already checked out will become unavailable at that time.  This was a very difficult decision and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.  We will continue to explore alternatives to bring you the best public library digital content.

Harris County Public Library offers a large catalog of quality digital content via Overdrive for ebooks, eaudiobooks, and comics, and OneClick Digital for eaudiobooks.  We have purchased new audiobooks in Overdrive that are always available for checkout to help meet your immediate needs.  The new Overdrive app, Libby, provides a more user-friendly library streaming experience, similar to what you may be used to with the hoopla app.

At Harris County Public Library, we strive to provide the best, most cost-effective materials and services to Harris County. We hope you will continue to look to us for your information and entertainment needs.

Please contact us with questions, concerns or suggestions by filling out our comment card.

Thank you,
Harris County Public Library