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Stream Movies and Documentaries

Access free films and amazing courses and keep the kids entertained with the Kanopy online streaming service, now free for all Napier Libraries members. Watch some of the world's best films, or tune in to learn a language or how to draw using Kanopy's 'Great Courses' - all from the comfort of your own home. The kids will also love the range of free and unlimited movies, TV series, and fun educational programmes.

Get started in 1, 2, 3! Kanopy content can be streamed from any TV, computer, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, Apple TV or Chromecast.

  1. To watch on your mobile device, download the Kanopy app. To watch on your computer, visit:

  2. Log in using your library card and PIN/Password. Forgot your password? Reset it here. Not a member yet? Join the library.

  3. Search and start watching!

Still have questions? Check out this helpful tutorial. 

Download the app:

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With more than 30,000 of the world's best films to choose from, including Oscar-winning movies, award-winning documentaries, and the best of New Zealand cinema, your viewing choices are endless. Create your own library of films on your watchlist.

Note: Kanopy is for adult card holders only.  Each card holder is allocated a set number of tickets per month to watch their content choices each month.


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Enjoy unlimited viewing in Kanopy's collection for younger viewers (under 13 years). Bring books to life with a range of story time programming, along with short films and thought provoking movies. For curious minds there's a range of interesting education topics to discover such as space, the natural world and how things work.

Note: Kanopy Kids can only be accessed by adult library members to ensure viewing can be managed appropriately.


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Kanopy - The Great Courses

Fuel lifelong learning with over 6,000 videos including history, hobbies, sciences, and lifestyle skills to study in your own time from the comfort of your own home. There is something for everyone! From architecture to ancient Egypt, mindfulness to making gourmet meals, you're spoilt for choice by having unlimited access to these great courses.


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