CONTACT: Edward Garcia, Library Director
May 17, 2018
RE: Cranston Public Library adds film streaming service, Kanopy
The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Cranston Public Library to all Cranston Public Library cardholders.
Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 films including quality documentaries, feature films, foreign language films and training videos from producers including PBS, BBC, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses and thousands of independent filmmakers. Films can be streamed via cranstonlibrary.kanopy.com or by downloading the Kanopy mobile app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku or Chromecast.
With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides Cranston Public Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.
Cranston Library cardholders are entitled to 8 checkouts per month. Each checkout is active for a three-day period. There are no overdue fees and your checkout balance resets on the first of each month. Kanopy at the Cranston Public Library is made possible with support from the Mary Ann and Walter Slocomb Fund at the Cranston Public Library Association.
Here’s how to get started:
1. Go to https://cranstonlibrary.kanopy.com/ and create an account by clicking on the orange Sign up button.
2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.
3. Add your library card number. Must be a Cranston Public Library issued card.
4. Start watching videos!
For more information please visit www.cranstonlibrary.org/kanopy