Multnomah County Library Adds Film Streaming

The Multnomah County Library is not just for book lovers.

The on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free to Multnomah County Library card holders. 

Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting Patrons can stream films films from any computer, television, or mobile device by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Kady Ferris, Electronic Content Librarian for the Multnomah County Library, says patrons have been asking for this service by name weekly for the past year and the library is delighted to be able to offer Kanopy to the community of Multnomah County film lovers.

Multnomah County Library offers more than 600,000 electronic content items, including streaming music, videos, e-books and audiobooks.

Multnomah County Library is the oldest public library west of the Mississippi and the largest in Oregon, with a history that reaches back to 1864. Today, Central Library and the other 18 neighborhood libraries that make up the library system house a collection of nearly two million books and other library materials. Multnomah County Library serves nearly one-fifth of the state's population with a wide variety of programs and services. About 25,000 people use the library each day, either online or in person. 

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