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Cairns Libraries offer two steaming movies sites to our customers - Beamafilm and Kanopy.


Beamafilm is an independent movie streaming site specialising in Australian documentaries and indie features from around the world. It is continually updated by filmmakers and distributors and video on demand specialists.

All you have to do to access Beamafilm is enter the customer number on your library membership card (using a capital X) and validate.


Kanopy offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Kanopy also includes children’s programming with its subdivision Kanopy Kids.

Customers are able to watch 10 films per month, with 3 days to watch each film. Kanopy can be accessed from any device, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

All you have to do to is sign up with Kanopy and then access films using your library membership card.

Please note: Customers are responsible for managing their personal data usage.

Kanopy is proudly funded by the State Library of Queensland.

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