While many may think of the Prince Rupert Library as a community gathering spot, research centre and the place where our young ones develop a love of reading, the local branch on Sixth Avenue West is also wired into the growing options available as part of the global exchange of information and entertainment.
One library project that many in the city may not know about (and we count ourselves as recently among the members of that group!) is a fascinating service that will allow library users to access movies, TV series and other video content from around the world.
Called InstantFlix powered by IndieFlix, the online service features over 8,000 high quality short fils, features, documentaries, Classic TV shows and web series from around the world.
To access the service Prince Rupert Library card holders have to create a new account from a link found on the library's home page.
Once you have created your account, the InstantFlix search engine will offer up a growing list of titles that can take you on a tour of the world's independent film and television scene.
The search process also features a number of theme channels to help you narrow your quest for content even further.
|You can now travel the world through
video with the IndieFlix service that
is offered by the Prince Rupert Library
As well you can recapture your days of Saturday morning cartoon viewing with such carton classics as Casper, Popeye and Flash Gordon.
Award winning and nominated films from the world's major film festivals are also part of the many options that havefound their way to the listings on InstantFlix.
Music, the Arts, Dramas, Cult Favourites and a Foreign Dramas are just a few of the video paths you can follow, with a list of of close to 90 nations providing content the service also allows you explore the world, all through your use of your Prince Rupert Library card.
More background on the service is available from the Prince Rupert Library's Facebook page, or you can stop into the library and ask for more information from the staff at the main desk.
Set up your account today and then settle in through a wet North Coast weekend to see what they have to offer for your streaming pleasure.
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