Kanopy Provides Access to More than 30,000 streaming films

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free to Multnomah County library cardholders. MCL cardholders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on demand instantly by visiting multcolib.kanopy.com

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 the Criterion Collection, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

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.

Films can be streamed through a variety of devices and platforms including iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, and Roku. All Kanopy films feature closed captions and transcripts for the hearing-impaired.

MCL cardholders can access up to 6 Kanopy films per month, with the count resetting on the 1st of the month.



I look forward to this services...thank you for making it available
I have heard that kanopy use has been so enthusiastic, that the pricing structure has resulted in huge, unexpected expenses for the library, and the breadth of films available has shrunk. Could you please talk a bit about that? I've loved the access and would hate to see it wither. Thanks!
Hello! Thanks for your question about Kanopy. Kanopy has been popular, but it is within the budget projections we made before offering the service. Nothing has changed about the pricing structure nor the collection offerings beyond the regular ebb and flow of licensed digital content. We are adding and sometimes subtracting content every month. If you have further questions, please contact us here: https://multcolib.org/contact
I am no longere able to access this site. My computer tells me it is unsecured, and will not let me in. Has something changed?
Thank you for making these available as a one-credit option. It's wonderful education (and entertainment).