Movies & Entertainment

Web portal providing access to over 50,000 hours of public television and radio programming aired over the past 70 years.  The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation to coordinate a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.

Stream movies, music albums, and audio-books with your Cranston Public Library card. Borrow up to 5 Instant title(s) each month.

You can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your Android or iOS device or visit hoopla to begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers.

Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 films including quality documentaries, feature films, foreign language films and training videos from producers including PBS, BBC, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses and thousands of independent filmmakers. Films can be streamed via cranstonlibrary.kanopy.com or by downloading the Kanopy mobile app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku, or Chromecast. Log in using your Cranston Public Library card and receive 8 FREE play credits each month.