The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is available for free at Barrington Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting barringtonlibrary.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
Here's how it works: visit barringtonlibrary.kanopy.com. Create a new account with your email address. Once you receive the email verification, you login and enter your Barrington Library card number. You can watch up to 10 films per month (called "play credits"). You have 3 days to watch each film. Play credits reset on the first of the month. You can access Kanopy from any device, including iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
Kanopy is accessible under the Books & Movies tab on this website.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Kanopy announced 2 updates:
Free Films for the Community
With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more, Kanopy has put together a collection of films that you can watch at no cost for the next 30 days (at least April 13). Watching these titles will not deduct play credits from your account. You can find a full list of titles here, and in our guide. This list will continue to grow as Kanopy connects with their content partners in the coming days.
Limited Time! Kanopy Kids for Free
Starting Monday, March 16 Kanopy has opened free, unlimited access to Kanopy Kids. Your kids can enjoy quality educational content like Sesame Street, Arthur, and even benefit from language learning series. Free access will be available for 30 days (at least April 13).