The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Hampshire County Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting http://hampshireco.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
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 Kino Lorber, MusicBox Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Kanopy also has a children’s page, offering films, tv series and short clips for children.
HCPL patrons can download 5 films per month. Once downloaded, each film is available for 72 hours and an unlimited number of views.