Movies and TV

You can stream movies and television shows for free with our Hoopla service

We also have a wide selection of movies and television shows avaialble on DVD. Check our online catalogue for the full selection.

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You can stream movies, television shows and more with your Library membership and the Hoopla service. These titles are downloaded directly to your device or streamed on your computer.

A limit of six titles per month can be borrowed through Hoopla.

Starting July 1, 2024, Brantford Public Library will be reducing the number of Hoopla Digital items that can be borrowed each month from six to five. We have seen an increase in the popularity of Hoopla over the past year, and this change will allow us to meet the demand from more customers.

Movies and television shows automatically return themselves after three days with Hoopla.

Hoopla Apps

Download the Hoopla app for iPhones and iPads
Download the Hoopla app for Android devices

Watch a Hoopla tutorial video.

Hoopla FAQs

What do I need to access Hoopla?

  • A valid Brantford Public Library card
  • An account at (library card and email address required to create)

How do I use Hoopla on a computer?

  • You will need an internet connection to stream the content
  • The Google Widevine video player - for playing video content in Internet Explorer or Chrome
  • The Silverlight plugin - for playing video content in Firefox

How do I use Hoopla on a phone or tablet?

  • The Hoopla app for iOS or Android for phone or tablet usage
  • A wireless internet connection to download or stream the content*

*Using cellular data is not recommended as streaming/downloading multimedia content can consume a lot of bandwidth. Wireless internet access is available at all Brantford Public Library branches.

What kind of content does Hoopla have?

  • Movies, including feature films, documentaries, and children's movies
  • TV shows, including educational programs and kids' shows
  • Music in a wide variety of genres
  • Comics and graphic novels for children, teens and adults
  • eBooks and Audiobooks (We offer a larger selection of eBooks and Audiobooks through OverDrive  and their app Libby. 

When do the borrowing limits reset and if I don't use all my checkouts in a month, do they carry over to the next month?

  • Borrowing limits reset on the first of each calendar month
  • Unused checkouts do not carry over to the next month

How are loan periods determined?

Loan periods for digital items are set by the content providers whose content is licensed by Hoopla. They are not under the Library's control

Can I return items early?

Yes, but it will not give you another checkout for that month. The only reason to return a title early is to free up space from your device or remove items you have already watched or listened to from your list of borrowed items

What if I need additional help with Hoopla?


We also have DVDs

We have a wide selection of DVDs available to borrow and take home. Find them in our online catalogue. You can limit your search by selecting movies and TV on the left hand side of the search results screen.