Library service changes

On 6 September 2020, the Premier announced Victoria’s COVID-19 roadmap to reopening. Many of the Stage 4 restrictions remain in place, and all Glen Eira Libraries are closed until health restrictions are lifted. Due to high demand, in the short term, we can deliver reserved items to library members who reside in the City of Glen Eira only. Library chutes are open 24 hours a day. No overdue fees will be charged. Find out more on our FAQs page.





Stream films to match your mood: from independent and international through to classic and documentary. And for free! As a library member, sign up for Kanopy, our on-demand video streaming service. 

Our libraries are packed with 19,000 blockbuster movies, popular television series and documentaries on DVD and Blu-Ray for you to borrow and enjoy.  

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.

Now includes Kanopy Kids - thoughtful entertainment for kids aged preschool and up. Please note: parental controls are available for both Kanopy and Kanopy Kids. 

Watch now

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 PIN

4. Start watching films!

How does Kanopy work?

  • You can use any device with a web browser
  • You can watch a maximum of 10 videos per month - credits do not carry over to the next month
  • You have 3 days to watch a film. Once you click play it will count as a credit
  • 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.