The Urbana Free Library has an eclectic and highly acclaimed film collection of popular titles, cult classics, documentaries, and international language films.  The Library also now offers free streaming and download of movies and tv shows through two services:  Kanopy and Hoopla.

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Collection Highlights

International Language DVDs

Our International Film collection represents over 50 different world languages. Most international film titles are in the Library’s Entertainment Collection, but some of our educational titles are international language films.

The Criterion Collection 

The Criterion Collection has been releasing special editions of classic and contemporary films from around the world since 1984.

Film Movement

Film Movement is an ongoing series of award-winning independent and foreign films.

Roger Ebert's Film Festival

Roger Ebert's Film Festival has been a celebrated local event since 1999, and the Library tries to have as many of the films that have been shown at Ebertfest in our DVD collection as possible.


Wholphin is a quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney's. Each issue contains a wide variety of always fascinating (and sometimes very strange) short films, both documentary and fiction.  

      New Additions                                                          

      New Non-Fiction DVDs

      New Entertainment DVDs

      New International DVDs

      New Television DVDs

      New Music DVDs

      New Anime DVDs


      Movie Reviews and Show Times


      Academy Awards Best Pictures

      Adapted International Films

      Film Noir

      Cult Movies

      Local Films and Filmmakers

      Martial Arts Films

      Shakespeare on Film (Shakespeare films and adaptations)

      Stream or Download Movies & TV Shows

      Kanopy  ""

      Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, and a wide array of foreign language films and films on social issues and current affairs.

      • Kanopy Kids offers educational and entertainment videos for children of all ages.

      • Titles are always available – No hold lists!  

      More information about Kanopy here.


      ""Hoopla offers thousands of movies and TV show episodes.  All formats can be accessed from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or TV. 

      • Titles are always available – No hold lists!

      • Video lends for 3 days.

      More information about Hoopla here.