Free digital entertainment with your WPPL card

Winter’s polar blast have you trapped inside? Did you know your Westlake Porter Public Library card gives you access to hours and hours of free digital media content through Hoopla, Kanopy, Acorn TV and Stingray Qello?

All these streaming services are available online or via apps for your mobile devices. Each requires a simple account setup attached to your WPPL card to access a variety of TV shows, movies, documentaries and digital books and music.

Hoopla offers hundreds of thousands of movies, new release music from select top 40 artists, ebooks, audiobooks and comic books that are always available for immediate checkout. Browse a large selection of TV series like Nickelodeon’s "Paw Patrol" and "Henry Danger," LEGO and Gaiam fitness videos. Checkout times vary with each item category and users can check out seven items per month.

Kanopy offers over 26,000 films including educational content from perennial favorites like PBS productions and "The Great Courses." Watch must-see classics from "The Criterion Collection" or indulge in festival indies and world cinema from award-winning filmmakers across the globe. Users can checkout five videos per month.

Stingray Qello is your backstage pass to the music industry. It’s the world’s largest on-demand collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries. With new releases every week, Stingray Qello content spans over 30 musical genres from classical to rock, reggae to country.  

And for the anglophile, Acorn TV offers commercial-free programming from Britain and beyond featuring classics like "Midsomer Murders" alongside over 80 exclusives including current seasons of new hits like "A Place to Call Home" and "800 Words."

Acorn and Stingray are both offered under the RBdigital umbrella and can be accessed with the same account. Just login through our downloadables page at for a renewable seven-day pass with unlimited access. RBdigital also offers audiobooks (formerly OneClick Digital) and digital magazines (formerly Zinio).

And last but not least, we have Mobile Hotspots and Rokus available for checkout. Mobile Hotspots have a two-week checkout and offer you a portable WiFi connection through Sprint. Roku sticks are available for one-week checkouts and each has over 200 current movie releases available for streaming with a WiFi connection. Search for Roku in our online catalog to view a complete titles list for each stick. Our Rokus also have the Hoopla, Kanopy and Acorn TV apps preloaded for your convenience and are accessible with your account and borrowing limit.

So stay in, get comfortable and enjoy world-class entertainment with a few clicks of the remote or taps on your screen. For details, visit us online at or call us at 440-871-2600 with questions or to schedule an appointment for one-on-one assistance to get you started. We’re so much more than books!

Joanne Penkalski

Adult Services staff at WPPL

Read More on Libraries
Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:03 AM, 02.19.2019