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With Kanopy, Kent Public Library Patrons Will Have Access to more than 30,000 Films, For Free!

Kent residents with library cards can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting http://kentlibrary.kanopystreaming.com and logging in with their library card . Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform with good access to the Internet by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. (People who  stream a film to a smartphone when they do not have a wireless connection to the Internet could be charged a data fee by their phone company.)

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, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Teachers and community organizations have the right to show the Kanopy films to a classroom or group, as long as they do not charge a fee to attend.