Bronx Residents Can Now Stream Movies FREE With Your New York Public Library Card

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Besides access to over 55 million books and items across 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research libraries, your New York Public Library card now grants you access to 30,000 films via Kanopy streaming service. 

NYPL writes:
Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos. Additionally, as part of a Kanopy subscription, cardholders gain access to The Criterion Collection, which focuses on licensing “important classic and contemporary films.”

Now, for the first time, NYPL cardholders can stream these cinematic masterpieces and more anywhere, anytime, on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs.

Kanopy subscribers can view up to 10 films a month; once a film is started, patrons have three days to watch it. Videos are also accessible with captions, transcripts, and compatibility with assistive technologies.

Don’t have a library card yet? Then what are you waiting for and head on over to get yours online! But remember to actually stop by your local branch and upgrade your card for full benefits! 

Happy streaming! 

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.