FREE Streaming with LIBRARY CARD!


Look! It’s a bird… It’s a plane…  No, it’s YOUR LIBRARY CARD! Now with new “Super Powers”
– FREE Streaming Movies, TV Shows, Music and Online Magazines-

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) continues to transform people’s lives through the power of information, imagination and ideas. SAPL delivers the latest, greatest products that meet the demands of an ever mobile, internet-connected world. Unleash your library card’s new “super powers” by checking out the latest additions to the growing selection of digital services available at the Library- STARZ streaming movies, Hoopla , Freegal Movies and Zinio. Simply visit to get started today.

STARZ steaming movies is a new feature available through OverDrive, Inc. In addition to the thousands of titles already available in the OverDrive catalog, over 100 new Streaming Video titles from Starz Digital Media are now available. OverDrive Streaming Video is a convenient and exciting way to instantly watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.
Hoopla is a digital media service which enables patrons to borrow a great selection of movies, television shows, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music, and audiobooks via their browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and via select Android devices). Titles are available for library patrons to stream on their mobile devices or PC’s.
Freegal Movies offers access to thousands of feature films and television episodes from major content providers.  There is no software to download, as the service is browser or app based, like popular services you may have used before.
Zinio, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse the collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Check out the magazines you want in your computer/tablet browser; and stream the magazine instantly on your computer (both PC and Mac) browser or access the checked out magazines on a portable media device for download/offline reading. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.
Getting started with these new services is simple! Just visit  and log in with your library card to start downloading now.

Don’t have a library card? Visit your local branch to sign up today.  A San Antonio Public Library Card is your free all access pass to millions of books, DVDs, music and movie downloads, streaming and more. Cards are free for all Bexar County Residents. Simply stop by any branch location with a photo ID and proof of current address. Children under 18 may be issued cards if accompanied by a parent or guardian with a photo ID and proof of current address.
A map of branch locations and additional information regarding SAPL and other digital services provided by the Library can be found at
Media inquiries should go to Marcie Hernandez, Public Information Officer, at or at 210.207.2614. Spanish interviews available upon advance request.

The San Antonio Public Library: changing lives through the power of information, imagination, and ideas.
For more than 110 years, the award-winning San Antonio Public Library has been a vital center for free learning, knowledge, communication, culture and enjoyment for the whole community. With a world-class Central Library, 25 branch libraries throughout the city, and an extensive collection of e-books and online resources, the San Antonio Public Library is as close as around the corner, the nearest computer or smartphone.

A Model City for all America: San Antonio
San Antonio is a model city for the new face of America —a diverse, progressive and globally competitive city with a solid vision for national and international economic development. The City of San Antonio maintains a strong financial position with a “AAA” general obligation bond rating from all three major rating agencies.  The Milken Institute has ranked San Antonio No. 1 on its Best-Performing Cities list.  As the seventh-largest city in the United States , San Antonio is experiencing solid economic growth in 21st century industries such as bioscience and healthcare.  Biotech companies and healthcare systems in San Antonio contribute billions to the local economy. The Aerospace industry remains a dominant economic strength in San Antonio with the presence of several aviation and aerospace corporations, including the military.   The military has had a significant relationship with San Antonio for more than 200 years and is home to several military commands.  The city is also a cybersecurity hub; nationally recognized as a leader in the field of information security.  San Antonio is positioning itself to be at the forefront of the New Energy Economy in the United States, committed to investing and creating employment opportunities in green industries.  The travel industry also remains a consistent growing economy for the city, as millions of people visit San Antonio on a yearly basis.  For more information, visit


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