Streaming Video

Enjoy streaming video free with your Palo Alto Library card.

Our streaming video collections bring you thousands of viewing choices for audiences of all ages & interests.
Read the press release.

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Access hoopla digital here

Enjoy popular and hard-to-find movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks.

Watch videos or listen to music & audiobooks in the web browser on a computer (requires free Widevine media optimizer browser plug-in), or get the free app to stream or download on your iOS or Android smartphone/tablet.

Just create an account by signing up with your Palo Alto City Library card, an email and a password, at or in the app.

Get step by step instructions in this How To handout (PDF).

Up to 5 checkouts per library card per month.

Checkout period by format:

  • Videos 72 hours
  • Music 7 days
  • Audiobooks 21 days

Automatically returns at end of checkout period; never late, never fines!

InstantFlix from RBdigital  Instantflix

Access InstantFlix here

InstantFlix brings the film festival experience home with independent films, shorts & documentaries from around the world including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more.

  • Unlimited access 24 x 7
  • All videos in the collection are available anytime -- no waitlists, no due dates, no late fees!

InstantFlix works in the web browser on any Internet-enabled device:

  • computer
  • smartphone
  • tablet
  • app for Roku & Xbox 360

To access IndieFlix you'll need

  • Palo Alto Library card
  • RBdigital account

InstantFlix requires the one-time creation of an RBdigital account.
If you already have an RBdigital account to check out digital magazines with
Zinio for Libraries, you can simply use the same account.

Preview what InstantFlix is about in this

For help with Streaming Video, contact eBranch staff:

email librarydigitalbooks[at]
call 650-838-2977
Last Updated: Aug 3, 2017