Kanopy – FREE on demand Video Streaming Service

Kanopy – FREE on demand Video Streaming Service

If you’re interested in independent, foreign language, classic, or documentary films, you’re in luck!

Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Plainfield Public Library’s on demand video streaming service, here: www.plainfieldlibrary.net

You can stream over 26,000 carefully selected films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers. Kanopy’s films cover all topics including foreign languages, LGBT cinema, career development and business skills, environmental sciences, history, astronomy, and much more.

More than 200 public library systems in the United States have teamed up with the streaming platform Kanopy to bring movies to library cardholders, free of charge. Users will also be able to access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android, and Kanopy is also compatible for hearing- (with captions and transcripts) and visually-impaired patrons (compatible with technologies such as JAWS). Kanopy is free for users with a library card; all users need to do to get started streaming films is to visit www.plainfieldlibrary.net.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides Plainfield Public Library patrons with 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.

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.

Check it out today! If you need assistance you can always bring your device to the Library on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. for our Free Digital Drop-In.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy is unveiling a brand new collection of streaming videos, and its just for KIDS! The new Kanopy Kids content uses Common Sense Media ratings. Kanopy Kids will also have parental control tools, so parents can feel good about what their kids are watching.

New Content:

  • PBS Kids favorites like Between the Lions, Nature Cat and Dinosaur Train
  • Beloved characters like Babar, Franklin, Little Bear, Curious George and Caillou
  • Oscar® nominated family films
  • Literary classic adaptations like Where The Wild Things Are, Johnny Appleseed and Little Red Hen
  • Award-winning animated shorts
  • Diverse videos from around the globe
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