Kanopy, Thoughtful Entertainment
Kanopy, Thoughtful Entertainment

Library Adds Film Streaming Service, Kanopy

Author: Library Administration
Date: 8/29/2018 11:57:32 AM

With Kanopy, patrons will have access to more than 30,000 films, for free with their library card.


The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free for all County of San Luis Obispo Public Library card holders. Patrons can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting slolibrary.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” 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.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides County of San Luis Obispo 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.

“This is a high-quality collection of movies and TV that complements our other digital products,” said Steve Kinsey, Audio Visual Services Coordinator for the County of San Luis Obispo Public Library. “SLO County Library patrons will enjoy its educational and entertaining videos and maybe stumble upon a new cult classic or learn more about the topics that interest them.”

The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and 2 Days in Paris, classic masterpieces like Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Seven Samurai, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar®-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Sundance Film Festival winner Mother of George.

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.