On with the show

An online streaming service which offers thousands of independent films, shorts and documentaries is being offered for free through Kendall Young Library.

Library Director Angie Martin-Schwarze said the service, IndieFlix, can be viewed on computers and mobile devices as well as Roku streaming devices and Xbox gaming systems. Users can browse over 4,500 titles on the site, including films shown at major independent film festivals such as Sundance and Cannes.

“This seems like a way to offer something really different to patrons that we don’t already have in our collection and isn’t easy for them to view otherwise,” Martin-Schwarze said.

The service can be accessed by all library patrons with their library card information. A link to set up an account can be found on the Online Databases page under the eLibrary tab on the Kendall Young Library website. On the linked page, visitors can click the link on the top-right of their screen to create a new account. Then, they will be prompted to enter their library card number, located on the back of Kendall Young Library cards. Martin-Schwarze said the service is similar to other streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.

“You don’t check the movies out, you just click on one and watch it right then and there,” Martin-Schwarze said.

Kendall Young Library began using the service through Recorded Books, who provide electronic magazines and books on CD for the library, Martin-Schwarze said.

For more information or help with the service, contact Kendall Young Library at 832-9100.