Due to COVID-19 Barrington Public Library will be CLOSED until further notice.


The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available free for Barrington Public Library card holders.  Access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting barringtonlibrary.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” 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 Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides Barrington Public Library card holders with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

Kanopy has a myriad of exciting content, including the latest development, Kanopy Kids!

Here's how it works: visit barringtonlibrary.kanopy.com. Create a new account with your email address. Once you receive the email verification, you login and enter your Barrington Public Library card number. You can watch up to 10 films per month (called "play credits"). You have 3 days to watch each film. Play credits reset on the first of the month. You can access Kanopy from any device, including iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. 

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Kanopy announced 2 updates: 

Free Films for the Community 
With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more, Kanopy has put together a collection of films that you can watch at no cost through May 31, 2020. Watching these titles will not deduct play credits from your account. You can find a full list of titles here, and in our guide. This list will continue to grow as Kanopy connects with their content partners in the coming days.
Limited Time! Kanopy Kids for Free
Kanopy has opened free, unlimited access to Kanopy Kids. Your kids can enjoy quality educational content like Sesame Street, Arthur, and even benefit from language learning series. Free access will be available through May 31, 2020.
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