The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available at Westland District Library.

Kanopy has more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.  With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides Westland District Library patrons 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.

The Kanopy collection includes New Zealand titles like Boy and Waru, indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and award-winning documentaries like That Sugar Film.  If you are looking to learn something new, there are hundreds of Great Courses on subjects like Ancient Egypt, Beginners French, Gardening, Screenwriting and Parenting.  Kanopy Kids offers films, series, Story Time and documentaries for children. The new service complements our focus on supporting the cultural, education and entertainment needs of our diverse community and supporting 24-hour access to library services.

Library members can access Kanopy for free (up to five films a month), just sign up to start streaming films by visiting http://westlibnz.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.

If you have any questions or would like some help using Kanopy, please pop into the library and staff will be happy to help.