Wareham Free Library adds film streaming service

Nov 14, 2021

An on-demand film streaming service, Kanopy, is now available for free at the Wareham Free Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting https://warehamfreelibrary.kanopy.com.

Library users will be able to watch up to five videos per month and up to two Great Courses (college-level audio and video courses). Users will also be able to choose from a selection of unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids.

Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku. More than 60 percent of Kanopy’s film offerings are not available through other streaming services, according to a Wareham Freel Library statement. 

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 films, including “award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films and world cinema,” the press release said. “Kanopy Kids collection offers commercial-free films and TV series that inspire, inform and help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem. The Kanopy Kids collection includes animated storybooks, family-friendly movies, and popular titles like Arthur, Barbar, Sesame Street, Maya the Bee and more.”