Free movies & TV
By Ben Nunley, BCPL circulation supervisor
Do you have a Boyd County Public Library card in your wallet or purse? Pull it out.
That powerful little piece of plastic now gives you access to thousands of free streaming movies and television shows. That’s because BCPL recently joined the Library Ideas network of Public Library websites, which offers access to the Freegal Movies and Television Service.
Freegal (the name is derived from “free and legal”) is a new digital service with access to thousands of feature films and television episodes from major content providers.
There is no software to download and the service is accessed conveniently from your computer through BCPL’s website – click on the Freegal free streaming movies banner – or by downloading the Freegal Movies & TV app on your smartphone or other mobile device. Once you do that, just open the service and enter your zip code, select Boyd County Public Library, enter your library card number and PIN. That’s it. You are ready to watch!
At present, Freegal Movies is a browsing site (not a search site). You can go through the featured selections on the home page, or you can browse through New Arrivals, Most Popular or the Library Picks at the bottom of the page.
Once you make your selection, simply press on the image, and then press play. A screen will pop up and the movie or television show starts. You can expand it to full screen, fast forward, rewind, pause or adjust the volume.
Under the terms of the agreement, registered BCPL card holders can stream three videos per week from the Freegal Movies& TV at no cost. The library is underwriting the purchase of the content.
We are very excited to offer our customers yet another free service that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think Freegal Movies & TV will be incredibly popular, and will help the library further transition into the digital age.
The service offers several selections in the most popular categories, and new content is added monthly. Everyone with a valid BCPL library card and PIN number can watch three movies or television episodes a week. Each selection can be watched multiple times during a 48-hour viewing period. Your account resets on Monday at 12:01 a.m. – and you are ready to get three more selections for the new week.
If you have any questions, or need assistance with accessing this or any other library service, you can ask at any of our public service desks or call 606.329.0090.