Streaming Services

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Hoopla is a digital streaming service that gives you the library at your fingertips. Stream movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and more right to your computer, mobile device, or even your TV.

how to start a free account on hoopla:

1. Just go to Hoopla opens in a new window and have your library card number ready.
2. Click the "Get Started" button.
3. Enter and confirm your email address.
4. Choose a safe password you will remember.
5. Select your library - Long Beach Library (NY)
6. Enter your library card number.
7. You're done! Just note your email and password so you can log on at any time.


With over 30,000 available films, the Kanopy movie streaming service specializes in quality entertainment: indie films, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, PBS, The Great Courses, and so much more. 10 free movies (play credits) a month with your LBPL card! 

how to log on to kanopy:
  1. Visit https://longbeachlibrary.kanopy.com opens in a new window and click on the orange “Continue” button.
  2. Create an account using the “Sign In” button (top right). 
  3. Follow the prompts, entering your name, email address, and create a password.
  4. Go into your email, open up the message sent from Kanopy and click on the “Verify My Email” button.
  5. Click the “Add Library Card” button and enter your Long Beach Library card number.

RB DIGITAL: 6 FREE STREAMING channels

RB Digital opens in a new window is home to AcornTV opens in a new window, IndieFlix opens in a new window, Qello Concerts opens in a new window, Method Test Prep opens in a new window, LearnItLive opens in a new window, and The Great Courses Collection opens in a new window. You get one "checkout" at a time for any of the channels below with your Long Beach library card. Each checkout lasts for 7 days with unlimited viewing on that channel.

how to log into rb digital:

1. Go to homepage for LBPL's RB Digital page (https://longbeachny.rbdigital.com/home opens in a new window
2. If this is your first time, register for an account using your Long Beach Library card.
3. Or just sign in using the username and password you created.
4. Click on the show you want to watch and then hit "Checkout." 


If you like British shows and mysteries, the Acorn TV streaming service features televisions shows from the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Mexico. 

how to log on to acorn tv:

1. Go to Acorn TV on RB Digital opens in a new window
2. If this is your first time, register for an account using your Long Beach Library card.
3. Or just sign in using the username and password you created.
4. Click on the show you want to watch and then hit "Checkout." 


Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world's largest collection of concerts and music documentaries. Now you can watch the legendary performances you missed from iconic artists as well as live performances by your favorite new artists all for free with your Long Beach Library card.
Go to Quell Concerts... opens in a new window