Kanopy – FREE on demand Video Streaming Service
If you’re interested in independent, foreign language, classic, or documentary films, have we got something for you! Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library’s on demand video streaming service.
Once you’ve signed up, you can stream over 26,000 carefully selected films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS. Kanopy’s films cover all topics including foreign languages, LGBT cinema, environmental sciences, history, astronomy, and much more. You can borrow 10 titles each month, create custom playlists, and more! Additionally, almost all of these videos include public performance rights – so teachers can show videos or clips to their class! Click here to get started!
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. Additionally, Kanopy provides captions and transcripts for the hearing-impaired patrons and compatibility with JAWS for visually-impaired patrons.
Founded in 2008 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. Kanopy’s 5 million users stream diverse programming featuring a wide array of foreign language films, films on race, and current affairs.
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.