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A Guide to Television Programs at the Library   Tags: classic television, comedy, drama, dvd's, science fiction, television shows, tv  

Categorical listings of a variety of TV shows available for check out at the library.
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Why Do You Borrow TV Shows From the Library?



 The library has hundreds of TV shows FREE to check out! Stop in today!

This LibGuide highlights some of the hottest shows on TV right now. Each show is linked to the online catalog so you can see exactly which library has the show you are looking for. Just click on the picture of the show you want. For your convenience, new TV shows are featured within each TV genre in case you are looking to start a hot new show. To be reunited with an oldie but a goodie, check out the Classics section for some of the best shows ever on TV! 


About TV Genres and Tabs

Part of this LibGuide is formatted by TV series genre. Genre is a way of categorizing kinds of TV shows. A good example of a popular TV genre is Comedy. Almost all comedy TV shows fill a half hour time slot and include lots of laughs. Seinfeld, Roseanne, Friends, Cheers, and The Office are all great examples of comedy TV shows.

Other popular TV genres found on this LibGuide include Drama, Action, and Sci-Fi or Science Fiction. For a more detailed description of each genre, visit that genre's page by clicking on the corresponding tab.

The Premium tab will include shows found on HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Starz, and Cinemax. Premium channels can cost as much as $20 a month when you order them at home. But they are all free to rent at the library. Shows on this page can be any genre. Many of these programs are rated TV-MA. 

The Series Finale tab includes shows that have had their final episode at some point during the 2014-2015 TV season. Only the most popular TV shows made the cut. This is a great place to look if you want to start a new show that you won't have to wait for the newest season to come out! 

The final tab contains TV shows that have long since had their final season. Relive some of the best moments on television! They can be found under the Classics tab. Enjoy full seasons of shows from the 1950's, 60's, 70's 80's and 90's. 


What To Watch Next

Check out any of these links for help pairing you with your next series to watch.





Make a Purchase Suggestion

Would you like to suggest a title for the library to purchase? Do you want to place a reserve on a title that will soon be available on DVD? You can do both online. Please click on the link below and complete all of the fields.

Suggest It! 


What's a Dramedy?

Sometimes, a TV show isn't just one clear cut genre. This happens so much with drama and comedy, that some shows are being called dramedies. These are shows that make you want to laugh or cry all in one episode! Shameless on Showtime is a great example of a dramedy. The library does not use this term to classify movies and TV shows, so you may not always find your TV show in the first place you look.

To help you get a better idea of what you can expect from each show on this LibGuide, mutiple subject headings are included within each review.


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