The drive-up book drop is now open but the library is still closed. Look for more library service details soon. Due dates on items checked out have been extended and expired library cards have been renewed to JULY 1. For City of Tempe COVID-19 updates check here. For library closure updates check here. For public review of City budget check here.

Streaming Video

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hoopla streaming video includes a wide selection of feature films, documentaries, workout videos, and children's television. Also includes the Great Courses series.

Getting Started

  1. Register online or via the hoopla digital app
  2. You will need to verify your library card number and PIN/password

Lending Periods

  • Checkout up to 8 titles per month 
    • Borrow limit resets the 1st of every month
  • Checkout periods:
    • eBooks 21 days | eAudio 21 days | Comics 21 days | Music 7 days | Video 3 days
  • Items automatically expire from your account at the end of your lending period.
    • If you wish to return an item early, learn more here.
    • Please note that returning a title early does not give users additional borrows for that month.

Resources and Support


OverDrive's streaming video collection of feature films. Also includes dozens of National Geographic documentaries.

Getting Started

  1. Download the OverDrive app or visit the OverDrive site
    Note: Streaming video is not available via the Libby app
  2. Verify your library card number
    Registration optional
  3. Add Tempe Public Library to your Favorites

Lending Periods

  • Checkout up to 8 titles
  • Checkout periods:
    eBooks 14 days | eAudio 14 days | Video 5 days
  • Option to renew 3 days before due date (if the item does not have holds)
  • 10 titles on hold at a time
  • 1 purchase recommendation per month 
  • Items automatically expire from your account at the end of your lending period.
    If you wish to return an item early, learn more here.

Resources and Support


Getting Started

  1. Register online for an RBdigital account & verify your library card number & PIN/password
  2. Follow the links within the RBdigital platform to choose which service you'd like to check out.
  3. Logging in to your chosen service will grant you 7 days free, full access to their content.

    * You can use the same process and code again to continue to gain full access after the 7 days have expired. You can redeem indefinitely, but must do so every 7 days.

There are no expiration dates, wait-lists, or limits on the number of titles you can stream.

Video Services

  • Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming.
  • Great Courses offers college-level instruction to you on a huge variety of topics without the tuition and exams. These "classes" range from a myriad of subjects and include: history, health, science, language arts, and much more.
  • IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.
  • Pongalo offers the largest collection of Spanish-language telenovelas, TV series, and translated movies. 
    Pongalo ofrece la mayor colección de telenovelas, series de televisión y películas traducidas en español.

Resources and Support