Dec. 15, 2017 By Christian Murray
Queens Library is now providing its card holders with access to a free streaming service that offers thousands of feature films, indies, and documentaries.
Kanopy, a free online video service for public libraries and educational institutions, offers more than 30,000 films in categories ranging from world cinema, the arts, and global studies, and even includes classics from the Criterion Collection.
Films available for streaming include “The Girl on the Train”, “Between Us”, “The Boondock Saints”, along with television shows like “Wilfred”. Up to six films can be watched per month.
Kanopy is available to Queens Library cardholders via queenslibrary.kanopy.com or by downloading the Kanopy app.
Films can be watched on smartphones, along with tablets, PCs, and smart TVs, and feature options like transcripts and captions.
People who don’t have a Queens Library card are able to sign up for an e-card through the library’s website. Library cards are free.
Kanopy is also available for Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library card holders.
Kanopy was founded in Australia in 2008 primarily as an education tool for university students in that country. The company moved to San Francisco and the service is now available in public libraries and learning institutions around the world. It has more than 5 million members.