Rent DVDs for Free at Austin Libraries


Cheapest DVD store in town

DVD rentals are pretty cheap these days, especially if you use a monthly online service like Netflix. You can also watch some movies online for free -- legally, I mean, like through Hulu and YouTube. I don't want to encourage the other thing.

But you may not have discovered a great source for watching DVDs for free ... the Austin Public Library. With a library card, you can borrow up to 5 DVDs at a time, for a period of 7 days.

I forgot the library loans DVDs until I went to the opening of the brand-new North Village library last weekend. Near the center of the main room, you'll find a huge rack that has DVDs all down one side, as shown above. The other side displays CDs and children's DVDs. It's a great option for movie-watching, and my sole complaint is that the libraries are only open 5 days a week -- North Village is closed on Thursdays and Sundays -- and not on Saturday evenings when you're dying for a new movie to watch.

Blessed are the Cheesemakers

Maybe I WANT to see a documentary about cheese, my fresh mozzarella just falls apart :P

Awesome to find out that Viva Les Amis is available, I caught the special screening at the Original Alamo Drafthouse when it first came out. Great yet bittersweet to see the familiar faces, many are at Chez Nous now but not the same atmosphere.

Awesome Idea

Thanks for the awesome tip. I just moved to Austin a few days and have been exploring different things to do. I'm hoping to check out the library in the next couple days and I'll definitely check out their DVD selection. It beats paying for them :)