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Updated: 13/08/2019 2:07 p.m.

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  • General interest (non fiction) DVDs: 2 weeks free of charge

  • New release DVDs: 3 days for $4

  • Requests (or holds) can be put on DVDs except new release DVDs

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Adults

Spy Who Dumped Me DVD cover.

Spy Who Dumped Me

Audrey and Morgan are two fairly ordinary 30-year-old women who live in Los Angeles. They are best friends, and they always stick together, so when Audrey discovers her ex-boyfriend is an international spy, Morgan joins her on an unlikely adventure.
Rating: 16+

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Bumblebee

Charlie Watson, a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs a battle-scarred robot, who's disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns, the transformer and Charlie team up to protect the world.
Rating: M

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Solo

Years before he met Luke and Leia, before he helped overthrow the Emperor, Han Solo started where all heroes start: at the bottom. Join your most favorite scoundrel in the galaxy on an adventure you'll never forget!
Rating: M

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Shoplifters

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence.
Rating: M

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Lucky

The spiritual journey of a ninety year old atheist, and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town.
Rating: MA15+

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.
Rating: R13+

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A Star Is Born

During the downward spiral of his own music career due to alcoholism and his age, Jackson Maine helps a young singer and actress find fame.
Rating: M

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Blackkklansman

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Rating: R13

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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Rating: M

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Bohemian Rhapsody

A chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.
Rating: M

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Can You Ever Forgive Me

Lee Israel is a frustrated, hard-drinking author who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills in 1990s New York. Desperate for money, Israel soon hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to bookstores and collectors. When the dealers start to catch on, Lee recruits a dubious friend to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit.
Rating M

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Colette

Colette's husband convinces her to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
Rating: M

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Favourite

Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, the new servant, Abigail, steps in to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.
Rating: Restricted to persons 13 years or older.

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First Man

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on J20 uly 1969.
Rating: M

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Green Book

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. 
Rating: M

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The Children Act

Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London ruling with wisdom and kindness over ethically complicated cases of family law. Fiona is tasked with ruling on the case of Adam, an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. He is three months from his eighteenth birthday and legally still a child.
Rating: M

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Poldark

With the country gripped by political uncertainty and fresh elections, Ross Poldark seeks to challenge George Warleggan's stranglehold over Cornwall while also repairing his marriage to Demelza. Hugh Armitage remains in love with Demelza and is hopeful for more. Dr. Dwight Enys and Caroline plan to start a family while Elizabeth seeks another child to secure her own marriage to an ever-suspicious George. Meanwhile, Morwenna desperately tries to protect herself from Osborne's advances by threatening their son, and a heartbroken Drake is encouraged by his brother Sam to find new love.
Rating: M

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The Upside

A comedic view on the relationship that develops between an unemployed man with a criminal record and the wealthy, quadriplegic man who hires him to be his caregiver.
Rating: M

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A Simple Favour

A mommy vlogger (video blogger)s eeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's sudden disappearance from their small town.
Rating: M

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Crazy Rich Asians

A native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.
Rating: M

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Sorry To Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.
Rating: Restricted to persons 16 years and older.
 

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The Americans

Danger, disillusionment, and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laced fifth season of The Americans. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. 
Rating: M

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Informer

Raza, a young second-generation British-Pakistani man from London who is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism officer into informing.
Rating: M

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Avengers

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality.
Rating: M

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Aquaman

An action-packed adventure that reveals the origin story of a half human, half Atlantean Arthur Curry, and takes him on the journey of a lifetime. He must face who he really is and discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be, a king.
Rating: M

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Captain Marvel

Follow the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Rating: M

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Krypton

What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman's home planet, this story follows Seg-EI, the legendary Man of Steel's grandfather, who is faced with a life-and-death conflict: save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.
Rating: M

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Discovery of Witches

Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.
Rating: Restricted to persons 13 years or older.

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Hereditary

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
Rating: R16

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Bad Times at the El Royal

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption; before everything goes to hell.
Rating: R16

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Counterpart

When Howard discovers that his spy organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross, where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world.
Rating: Restricted to persons 13 years and older.

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The Gospel According to Andre

Call No: 791.437 AND

From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley's life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Bethann Hardison, Valentino, and Manolo Blahnik. André Leon Talley is the former American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine.
Rating: M

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Nancy Wake

Codenamed 'The White Mouse' for her elusiveness, this first ever docudrama biopic on Nancy Wake, gripping dramatisations are combined with exclusive interviews with her closest friends, confidants and military historians to bring her legend to life.
Rating: M

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They Shall Not Grow Old

Marking the centenary of the First World War, internationally renowned director Peter Jackson uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. 
Rating: Restricted to persons 16 years and older.

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Mars Season 2

The groundbreaking series returns, exploring the next phase of human colonization on Mars. Blending powerful drama, action, and visual effects, with insightful interviews featuring leading space-science innovators and thinkers, such as Elon Musk, Andy Weir, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Kim Stanley Robinson. Mars explores the perils and promise of the next great frontier.
Rating: M

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The Story of Us

Call No: 128.223 STO

Morgan Freeman takes viewers on a global journey to meet with people from different cultures whose lives are shaped in surprising ways, and to explore themes that unite us all. At a time when global events seem to be driving cultures apart, this series aims to reveal the common humanity that lies inside each one of us. Each episode explores a single fundamental force or topic: freedom, peace, love, social division, power, and rebellion.
Rating: M

 

All

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Instant Family

When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble headfirst into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child comes with two other siblings, Pete and Ellie find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight and must hilariously learn the ropes of instant parenthood if they hope to become a real family.
Rating: M

Old Dog DVD cover.

Old Dog

Paul Sorenson has a unique connection with his colleagues: a team of sheep dogs. Reaching retirement, the veteran dog whisperer passes his knowledge to the next generation of shepherds, and reflects on the sacrifices he's made to pursue his intense passion for dogs.
Rating: PG

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Food Safari

In Food Safari Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Maeve O'Meara invites you on a journey around the world of cuisines, meeting home cooks and chefs from Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East who are all passionate advocates of cooking with the best and most natural produce they can get.
Rating: G

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Gurrumul

Call No: 782.421 GUR

Gurrumul is a portrait of the late indigenous Australian musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu on the brink of global reverence and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.
Rating: PG

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Pope

The most powerful man in history

Pope: the most powerful man in history is a six-part CNN Original Series that goes inside the Vatican to reveal the true power held by popes throughout the ages.
Rating: M

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Dynasties

Nature depicted as never seen before: high stakes drama that goes deeper into the lives of five of the world's most celebrated and endangered animals than ever before: Chimpanzee, Emperor Penguin, Lion, Painted Wolf and Tiger.
Rating: PG

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Free Solo

Despite attempts by his friends, loved ones and his new girlfriend to dissuade him from this dangerous feat, Alex Honnold, the worlds most accomplished free soloist climber, prepares mentally and physically for his most daring adventure to date: scaling the 3200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite without a rope or safety gear. If he succeeds, it will mark the largest wall he, or anyone else, for that matter, has ascended without any kind of equipment.
Rating: M

 

Big and Little Kids

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Wonder Park

June is running through the woods  and suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.
Rating: PG

Dumbo DVD cover.

Dumbo

Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback.
Rating: PG

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Isle Of Dogs

When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to vast Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots. With the assistance of his newfound mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Rating: PG

 

Big Kids

How to Train Your Dragon Hidden World DVD cover.

How To Train Your Dragon

Hidden World

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.
Rating: PG

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph and Penelope are faced with a new challenge when they begin the search for a spare part to fix a beloved videogame: how to navigate the internet.
Rating: PG

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Storm Boy

When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he's forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
Rating: PG

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Spiderman Into The Spiderverse

Miles Morales becomes the masked superhero of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
Rating: PG

 

Little Kids

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Maya the Bee

When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.
Rating: G

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Sherlock Gnomes

Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
Rating: PG

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Incredibles 2

Bob Parr, Mr. Incredible, has unwittingly demonstrated repeated that Supers can cause as much damage as villains while protecting the world, which causes his wife, Elastigirl, to be chosen as the face of a movement to make Supers legal again. Still, it will take the entire gang to take down a new supervillain bent on mind-controlling the entire world!
Rating: PG

 

Teens

Hate U Give DVD cover.

Hate U Give

Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she's forced to make a decision.
Rating: M

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Fighting With My Family

The family that fights together, stays together. Headed by reformed gangster Ricky, his wife Julia, and their two kids Zak and Paige, the Bevis family barely gets by wrestling for small audiences at dinky venues. When Zak and Paige have the once in a lifetime chance to audition for the WWE, the family has to navigate the trials that come with the bright lights and big money that comes with fame.
Rating: M

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