Movies & More

Hoopla logoStreaming Movies and TV with Hoopla and Kanopy

Hoopla is an app that puts all the content you love in one place – and that includes streaming movies!  You can stream movies and TV shows directly on your Hoopla app, or through several streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.  Your PPLD library card gets you access to 5 checkouts a month. And best of all, with Hoopla, there are no wait lists! Visit for more information.

Kanopy is an app that allows you to watch over 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films. Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials. All member accounts also have access to Kanopy Kids. Your PPLD card gives you 8 play credits per month with Kanopy and unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids. You can stream directly through your Kanopy app on several streaming devices.

For how-to instructions on using either app, read our eRources Guide for using Hoopla and Kanopy on TV Devices.


New DVDs and Blu-rays

The Library purchases new movies monthly, often in multiple copies for hot new releases. Even so, it is hard to keep up with demand. The easiest way to ensure your receipt of a new release is to place it on hold in the Pinnacle catalog. If you need help placing holds, please contact the Reference Desk or call the Library at 815-327-2515.

The Library produces a monthly email newsletter informing you about new DVDs. You can sign up for this newsletter online.



Streaming Movies with RokusRoku device image

You can check out one of eleven preloaded Adult Rokus, seven Young Adult Rokus, or six Family Rokus with your library card for three weeks.  Set-up takes a few quick steps – all you need is an HDMI compatible TV and a WiFi connection.  What do these Rokus include?

  • Adult Rokus + Movies are preloaded with a variety of movies and TV shows.
  • Adult Rokus + Streaming Channels are preloaded with Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, and AppleTV.
  • Young Adult Rokus are preloaded with teen movies (rated up to PG-13)
  • Family Rokus are preloaded with kids and family movies rated G and PG.

The Adult Rokus are available at the Check Out Desk.  The Young Adult and Family Rokus are available at the Youth Services desk.  Place a hold on a Roku in the catalog here.



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