Digital and Streaming TV/Movies/Music


Start using hoopla digital today to begin borrowing free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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With Kanopy, Kent Public Library Patrons Will Have Access to more than 30,000 Films, For Free

Kent residents with library cards can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting and logging in with their library card . Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform with good access to the Internet by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. (People who  stream a film to a smartphone when they do not have a wireless connection to the Internet could be charged a data fee by their phone company.) 

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Teachers and community organizations have the right to show the Kanopy films to a classroom or group, as long as they do not charge a fee to attend. 


Roku is a little box that makes it easy to enjoy popular movies, TV shows, music, games and more on your TV by streaming it directly from the Internet. Roku players connect directly to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service via your home network. You select the shows and movies you want to watch, whenever you want them!


Roku players are available to all Mid-Hudson library card holders, but the device can only be picked up and returned at the Kent Public Library. For our detailed loan rules and borrowing policy on the Roku, please click here.


Video at the Library

Playaway View

Playaway View is the all-in-one video player. Each Playaway View comes pre-loaded, making award-winning content accessible in a simple, portable and durable format. No DVDs. No downloads. No additional players needed. Just press play.

Try a Playaway today. Put one on hold through our catalog.

Playaway View


The Kent Library has a quickly growing collection of DVDs and Blu-rays. We have also started to add 3D Blu-rays to our collection for our patrons with 3D Blu-ray players and televisions.