The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free for all Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) cardholders. MCL customers can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting midcolumbialibraries.kanopy.com.
“We are excited to offer our customers another quality product from our vast digital branch,” says Kyle Cox, MCL’s executive director and chief librarian.
Offering what the New York Times calls, “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from The Great Courses, PBS, and many more.
Checkouts are limited to five videos per month with a loan period of three days per video. No software is required. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. An internet connection is needed.
With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides MCL customers free access to films of unique social and cultural value, films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere and programming that features diversity with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race and current affairs.
For more information, visit midcolumbialibraries.org/streaming-video.
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