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Larchmont and Mamaroneck libraries add Kanopy streaming service

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Larchmont and Mamaroneck public libraries. Library cardholders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting their library’s website.

Films can be streamed from any computer, Internet-capable television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” 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 Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Kanopy is also compatible for the hearing impaired (with captions and transcripts) and the visually impaired (compatible with technologies such as JAWS).

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

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.”

The libraries are also offering an additional two new digital services.

RB Digital gives library patrons access to an ever-expanding catalog of Audiobooks. RB Digital audiobooks work with any desktop or laptop computer, iOS or Android device, and Kindle Fire. The title selection includes fiction and non-fiction, classic, biographies, Pimsleur Language Courses and juvenile titles.

Mergent Business and Financial eResources offers an extensive database of information full of Consumer Lifestyle Data and First Industry Research Reports on virtually any industry and company.

For more information or to get started using these services, call or visit your local library or you visit your local library’s website. Each library’s digital services including Kanopy, RB Digital, Mergent and much more, are made possible by the Westchester Library System.

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