Answered By: Katie Nelson
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2019     Views: 766

For movies, we offer online viewing called "streaming video."  Here is how: 

If you are watching a movie on your computer, all you have to do is go to the Delaware Library site on OverDrive.  Click here for a direct link to the the Screening Room.   

You can search for movies, or browse.  

Just click on the "Sample" to view a short screening of the movie to see if it's what you'd like to watch.  Click on "Borrow" when you are ready to check it out.  

There are two options for viewing the video: Place A Hold and Borrow (see image on the right). Borrow means the video can be streamed instantly. Place a Hold means that the video is currently checked out and you will be added to a waitlist. You will be notified when the video is available. 

Movies can be checked out for 3 days.   

If you use an iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or other device, the OverDrive app is the way to go. Download Overdrive, not Libby. Once you've downloaded this and opened it up, choose "Delaware Division of Libraries" and "Bookshelf." 

The main screen begins with "New eBooks".  Scroll under that to the "Screening Room:  Streaming Video" section (on an iPhone, this is before the Kids area.)

You can also try this method:  Log into your library account, check out a streaming video title, add to Bookshelf" and once there, click on it.  It plays in a resized format to fit the iPhone screen.

Here are the specific steps for viewing on an iPad:

1. Download and open the OverDrive app (not Libby), then sign in.  

This app is used to view the videos on your "Bookshelf".   

See the instructions on OverDrive's Help page

2.  Now go to your account/loans area to find the movie you want to watch. See the first screen shot with "Loans" circled in red.  Click on "Loans."

3.   Click on "Add to Bookshelf".  You should see a "Title Added" note pop up.




4.  Open your Bookshelf - this is found on the upper left side of your iPad as in the second screenshot.









5.  The third screenshot shows the Bookshelf option once you open the options. Click on that.










6.  The movie should now show in your 

Bookshelf options.  Click on the movie

 and it should open right up to start playing on your iPad.






We're so glad to offer streaming videos along with our other e-Resources!  Please feel free to let us know if you need any assistance accessing these or other library resources.  It's our pleasure to help!