KCLS now offers free films to library card holders

Library users can access Kanopy, a film streaming service with tens of thousands of titles for free.

King County Library System (KCLS) and Seattle Public Library are offering library card holders access to Kanopy, a film streaming service with tens of thousands of titles, to more than 2 million residents for free.

The service is now available in more than 230 library systems and over 2,150 individual public libraries throughout the US.

Kanopy is an on-demand video platform that allows users to experience a curated collection of thousands of the world’s best films, through a partnership with more than 4,000 libraries around the world.

Content highlights include documentaries, feature films, rare and hard to find titles, and classic films, with curated work from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Selections from the Criterion Collection are available at as well. All available films can be seen here: https://kcls.kanopy.com/

It can be accessed from various devices and platforms, including Roku, Chromecast, AppleTV, Amazon Fire tablet, iOS and Android and can be viewed using your phone, tablet or computer. The user does not need to physically be in the library in order to access the service.

For more information, visit https://kcls.org/resources-types/movies-tv/.