The City of Kodiak Public Library has added a free movie streaming service to its online resources, which all library members can use.

A news release sent out by the City on Friday states: “The City of Kodiak Public Library is pleased to announce it has added Kanopy Film Streaming service to its online resources.” 

Kodiak Public Library users now have access to more than 30,000 films from around the world, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

“With the motto of ‘thoughtful entertainment,’ Kanopy offers what the New York Times calls ‘a garden of cinematic delights’,” the release states. 

According to the release, the Kanopy service supports the Library’s mission of “fulfilling the informational, literacy, creative, educational and cultural needs of the community by providing access to a balanced collection of materials in a variety of diverse formats.” Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast. 

“We are excited to be the third library in Alaska to launch Kanopy and provide this unique service to all Kodiak Library Patrons”, said City Manager Mike Tvenge. “This free service compliments the library’s growing collection and gives instant access to films of social and cultural value.” 

Directions for setting up your account can be found on the Kodiak Public Library’s webpage: https://www.city.kodiak.ak.us/library

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