Everett Library Cardholders Can Now Stream Over 30,000 Videos

October 31, 2017


That Everett Public Library card tucked back away in your wallet just got more valuable. Here’s word that a new partnership between Everett Public Library and Kanopy opens up a world of video viewing…


All you need is an Everett Library card

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available for free from the Everett Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on demand instantly by visiting epls.org/kanopy.com.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others.

Users will also be able to access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android, and Kanopy is also compatible for hearing- (with captions and transcripts) and visually-impaired patrons (compatible with technologies such as JAWS). Kanopy is free for users with a library card; all users need to do to get started streaming films is to visit epls.kanopy.com.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides Everett 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.

“We are very excited to offer Kanopy as a streaming video service to complement our library’s physical DVD collection,” says Kate Larsen, Assistant Director at the Everett Public Library. “Kanopy’s expansive collection of high quality films and educational videos make it a perfect streaming solution for our library’s users.”

The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, 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.

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.



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