April 2017

eBranch · Movies & TV Shows

Enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows on your computer or mobile device 24/7!

Movie Services Comparison Chart

Details Hoopla Movies Overdrive Kanopy
What kind of materials are in the collection? Streaming movies and TV shows. Streaming movies Streaming independent films, shorts, and documentaries. Special collections include Great Courses and Criterion Collection films.
Is special software needed to watch the movies on my computer? No plugins are needed to watch Hoopla movies. No, Overdrive movies can be watched in a web browser. No, Kanopy titles can be watched in a web browser. More details about supported systems and browsers.
Are apps available for my mobile device? Yes, the Hoopla Digital app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire HD devices. Yes, the Overdrive app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire/HD, Nook Color/Tablet, and Windows 8 devices. No, Kanopy titles can only be viewed in your computer or mobile device web browser.
What devices are compatible with the collections? The list of supported devices is available in Hoopla Help. The list of supported devices is available here. The list of supported devices is available here.
Will I need my library card?* Yes and your PIN. You will also need to create a free account with Hoopla. Yes and your PIN. Your card must be in good standing. Yes and your PIN. You will also need to create a free account with Kanopy.
How many titles can be checked out at a time? Customers have a checkout limit of 12 downloads per month. Hoopla also has a daily limit for downloads which resets at 8:00 pm. Please try after 8:00 pm, or the following day, if you receive this message: “The daily lending limit has been met. Please save this title to your Favorites and try again tomorrow.” 40 Customers have a checkout limit of 12 plays per month.
How long is the loan period? 3 days 3, 5, or 7 days 72 hours once you click "play"
Can I place holds on titles? Hoopla Digital titles are always available; you don't have to place holds on them. If a title is checked out, you must put your name on a waiting list for it. Kanopy titles are always available; you don't have to place holds on them.
Can titles be renewed? Titles cannot be renewed. Movies can be renewed within 3 days of the return date if no one else is on the waiting list. Once you click "play" on a film, you have unlimited access for 72 hours. After that period expires, you will need to use another play credit to watch the film again.
Can I accumulate overdue fines? No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically. No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically. No overdue fines; the titles don't have due dates.
What if I have technical questions or problems? See the Help section of the Hoopla website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email. See the Help section of the Overdrive website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email. See the Help section of the Kanopy website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email.

*The Library now offers "downloadable only" library cards.