Notice that contact via phone will be unavailable.

We are upgrading our telephone systems and our phone lines will be unavailable from 2pm Wednesday. We anticipate the phone lines being operational by Thursday 30 May.

If you need to contact us during this time, all branches remain open for in person queries or you may prefer to email us or use the live-chat option on the website.  


Our libraries are packed with thousands of blockbuster movies, popular television series and documentaries on DVD and Blu-ray for you to borrow and enjoy.  

You can also watch films on-demand with Kanopy and hoopla, our video streaming services. Match your viewing mood: from independent and international through to classic and documentary. And for free! 

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With Kanopy, you can stream over 26,000 films from award-winning documentaries, indie and foreign films, Australian films, television series, must-see classics and blockbuster movies on every topic imaginable. Includes Kanopy Kids - thoughtful entertainment for kids aged preschool and up. Please note: parental controls are available for both Kanopy and Kanopy Kids. 

Get started with Kanopy

1. Go to and create an account by clicking on the orange Sign Up button (top right)

2. Go to your email account to verify your email address

3. Add your library card number and password

4. Start watching films!

How does Kanopy work?

  • You can use any device with a web browser
  • You have 30 credits per month to 'spend' on films and television shows - unused credits do not carry over to the next month
  • Once you click play on a video, the credits will be deducted from your total and you'll have a limited time to watch the video before it expires
  • Check the video details to see how long you have access
  • Kanopy Kids titles do not use credits and have no restrictions on access
  • Create your own watch lists and rate films
  • New content is added every month
  • For the visually impaired, Kanopy is fully compatible with all screen readers on desktop browsers, as well as with iOS and Android devices

Check the Kanopy website for more information about using credits.


hoopla movies and TV

With hoopla digital you can borrow movies and TV shows (as well as music, e-audiobooks, e-books, and comics) to enjoy on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV! Make sure to download the app to take your borrows anywhere. 

Get started with hoopla

  1. Go to
  2. Create your hoopla account using your email address and a password
  3. Select Glen Eira Libraries and enter your library membership number and PIN
  4. Find a title you like and click borrow.

How does hoopla work?  

  • You get 8 Instant Borrows each month. These Instant Borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time.
  • Videos are available for 72 hours after you borrow
  • Use Advanced Search to look for titles in languages other than English.