Gone are the days of when a library card just meant being able to check out books!
Each of the 28 branches of the Seattle Public Library are now using a new streaming service called Kanopy, an on-demand video platform that has a curated collection of more than 30,000 films! Kanopy has partnered with more than 4,000 libraries around the world, of which SPL is one (yippee)!
This is not a drill. If you have a library card, you have access to all of these films FOR FREE and in your OWN HOME. Say whaaaaaat?!
The streaming service has *quite* the variety including documentaries, feature films, rare and hard-to-find titles, classic films, and curated work from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
Kanopy was created in 2008 with the goal of providing educational tools to college and university students and has since expanded dramatically over the U.S., Australia, and Canada.
It's super easy to sign up! I just tried but I don't have a library card. *Shame*. Off to the library! Sign up for Kanopy through Seattle Public library, here.