Bay Beats, Movies & TV

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Bay Beats

Discover SFPL's new local music collection featuring San Francisco Bay Area artists.



Stream or download (with SFPL card) music from local Bay Beats artists.


Learn more about the local artists, who are part of the Bay Beats collection.


Stream music playlists specially curated by the Bay Beats Team.


See a Bay Beats artist at SFPL or our partnering local music venues.

Submit Music

Submit music tracks for consideration during our spring submission round (open through May 31, 2024).

Digital Music

Stream music from Alexander Street, Hoopla Digital and Rock's Backpages. CDs are also available at all SFPL locations. Vinyl records are available at Main, Eureka Valley, Excelsior, Marina, Mission Bay, Park, Richmond and Western Addition



Alexander Street Music

Enjoy diverse music collections from Alexander Street. Search all music in one place by clicking the link above, or choose below.

Hoopla Digital Music

Access the latest music releases using the hoopla Digital mobile app or stream online at

Rock’s Backpages: Music Journalism

Music journalism from the 1960s to the present, including audio interviews from Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and Kurt Cobain, and more.

Movies, TV & More

Access videos from Alexander Street, Hoopla Digital, Kanopy Movies and SFPL programs. Blu-rays and DVDs are also available at all SFPL locations. 



Alexander Street

Enjoy a variety of performances, documentaries and more. Search all collections in one place by clicking the link above, or choose below.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Hoopla Digital - Movies & TV Shows

Steam your favorite videos online at or download them with the hoopla digital mobile app.

Kanopy Movies & Documentaries

Stream features and documentaries with the Kanopy mobile app or online at

Kanopy Kids

Stream educational and enriching videos for children with the Kanopy mobile app or online at

SFPL Created Videos (YouTube)

Watch videos of SFPL programs and speakers.

SFPL Related Videos (YouTube)

Watch videos related to San Francisco and to SFPL.