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Kanopy video streaming service now available at the Brazoria County Library System.

Post Date:12/13/2017 9:02 a.m.

The Brazoria County Library System (BCLS) has added the on-demand video streaming service Kanopy to their collection.  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.

Kanopy is available now and free for users with a library card. Users will be able to stream five titles per month. BCLS cardholders can sign up to start streaming films on demand instantly by visiting the eBranch tab on the library website  and selecting Kanopy.

Patrons can access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android devices, and Kanopy is also compatible for hearing and visually-impaired patrons.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides BCLS patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; to films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere;  and to 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 “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” classic masterpieces like “Aguirre,” “the Wrath of God” and “Seven Samurai,” as well as several award-winning documentaries.

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