The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Jefferson Library. Jefferson Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on demand instantly by visiting https://jeffersonlibrary.kanopystreaming.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 https://jeffersonlibrary.kanopystreaming.com.

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

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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.

For more information contact the Jefferson Library at 973-208-6244, jtpl@jeffersonlibrary.net or visit the library at 1031 Weldon Road.  The library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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