Switching from pricey cable subscriptions to free streaming services can save you money without limiting what you can watch. Getty Images By Kaitlin Pitsker, Associate Editor July 6, 2018From Kiplinger's Personal Finance Guide to Scoring the Best Deals in 2018 Disrupter Deal: The Instant Pot Get the Real Deal for Less Best Bets for Grocery Delivery Top Tech Bargains for 2018 Refurbished and Open-Box Deals Best Deals in Low-Cost Cloud Storage Skip the Sales Tax Sales on Consumer Staples Stocks Disrupter Deal: Trade Stocks Commission-Free Trade Funds Commission-Free with Charles Schwab Hot Savings on Flights to Hawaii Get a Free Hotel Room Rent an RV for a Dollar a Day Disrupter Deal: Two-in-One Trips Fees for cable and streaming subscription services can add up. But many public libraries are branching out, partnering with streaming and other digital media services to offer library-card holders free access to tons of movies, TV shows, music and e-books. For example, Kanopy.com partners with more than 4,000 libraries and features more than 30,000 films. Its selection focuses on indie flicks and educational titles rather than blockbuster productions, but unlike most other free streaming services, Kanopy doesn’t show ads. And Hoopla (www.hoopladigital.com) offers patrons of more than 1,500 libraries free access, without ads, to movies, music, audiobooks, e-books and television shows.