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Dec. 3, 2018 12:28 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library adds access to Kanopy streaming service

The video streaming service has a collection of classic, indie and foreign films. Now it's available with a library card.

Enoch Pratt's Central Library.

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Enoch Pratt Free Library added a new way to stream movies to its collection.

According to a tweet, Baltimore’s public library system now provides access to Kanopy. The service is known for providing access to indie movies, foreign films, documentaries and more.

Kanopy is accessible for free with a library card, and can be used on a variety of mobile and streaming devices. The library offers streaming of six films a month for each user.

The service partners with libraries and universities around the country to provide free access. In all, Kanopy has more than 30,000 films in its catalog. These include classic films, including those highlighted by the Criterion Collection. More recent offerings are available, as well. Last week, Kanopy added films from A24 such as Moonlight, The Lobster, Lady Bird, according to The Verge.

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