The Thomas Memorial Library has partnered with video distribution group Kanopy to bring you an incredible number of films to watch from home or on your mobile device. All you need to “rent” a film from Kanopy is your library card and a digital device: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, AndroidTV, Chromecast, ROKU, FireTV or FireTablet. Access to Kanopy is free with your library card.
Kanopy has a terrific collection of films including foreign films you can search for by language, kids films for all ages, “feel good” films, documentaries, indie films, classics, current affairs, “before they were famous,” short films, and more. They even have The Great Courses – including films to help you learn a foreign language.
You can watch up to 10 films a month. You have access to each film for 3 days and can watch it as many times as you want during that time period. There are no wait lists; everything is instantly available.
Here’s a link to see what’s available now. And Kanopy is adding hundreds of new films each month. We’re particularly excited about all of their kids’ selections!
How to get started
Sign up with your email address and then verify your library card number. After that, just log in with your email address and a password.
Visit the Kanopy help pages for more information, apps, and troubleshooting.
Enjoy!! And please let us know what you think.