District News

New York Public Library's Video Streaming

Aug 9, 2017
You can now use your New York Public Library (NYPL) card to unlock thousands of independent, classic, and documentary films from any device, anywhere! NYPL cardholders age 13 or older can now stream video for free through Kanopy, an online video streaming service. To access these films, simply create a sign-in with Kanopy (also available through the Library's Articles and Databases page), then enter a valid NYPL card number and PIN to get started. 
 
Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos. Kanopy subscribers can view up to 10 films a month; once a film is started, patrons have three days to watch it. Videos are also accessible with captions, transcripts, and compatibility with assistive technologies.
 
If you do not already possess a Library card, you can sign up for one instantly from any mobile device through the NYPL's SimplyE app, which also grants immediate access to hundreds of thousands of NYPL e-books. To use Kanopy, check out physical books, and access the Library's databases, users can upgrade that card at their local New York Public Library branch. Here in Lincoln Square, you can visit the New York Public Library's Riverside Library at 127 Amsterdam Ave (between 65th and 66th Streets) or the New York Library for the Performing Artsat 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. Click here for more information on how to access a Library card.