This summer marks the beginning of Wilton Library’s online initiative to make library resources more user friendly and accessible to local patrons. To expand services offered for adults, Melissa Baker, resident media librarian, orchestrated subscriptions to the commercial sites IndieFlix and Zinio that allow library members to access these services for free.
“IndieFlix is a streaming video service with over 3,000 films currently on it,” Ms. Baker said. “There’s everything from foreign language films to documentaries to animated shorts,” she added, “so there really is something for everyone.” In terms of streaming, IndieFlix is similar to Netflix. It may be accessed through mobile devices, computers, the Roku, and Apple TV as long as there is wi-fi as well as the TV and Xbox. However, it caters to a slightly different audience, giving subscribers access to more artsy, “indie” films, including Cannes, Tribeca, and Sundance film festival favorites.