Stream movies, documentaries and indie features on your computer, tablet or smart phone for free.

The following resources are available to all City of Swan library members.

General resources


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As part of the Western Australian Public Libraries Digital Media Collection, Kanopy is a video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app. You will be able to browse and view over 30,000 films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films and Madman Entertainment.

Once you have created your Kanopy account, you will be able to stream four movies per month and have three days to watch it.  Your usage will reset at the beginning of each month.



An online resource where library members can stream documentaries and indie features. With a focus on documentaries and independent features, over 60% of Beamafilm's films have been funded by Australian tax-payers through various film funding bodies and free to air TV channels. The library card access system enables Australian library members to watch Beamafilm movies for free while independent filmmakers are still paid.

Children's resources

Story Box Library


Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

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  • Access This resource needs to be accessed via the link at the bottom of the SLWA eresources page