Kanopy is EVPL’s newest addition to our digital collection. It is a streaming video service that specializes in educational, independent, and classic films. The company has garnered a strong reputation with cinephiles, and their tag line “thoughtful entertainment” is very accurate.
What can you expect to find in Kanopy?
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When you first Log In, you will see separate lists of newly added content divided between movies, documentaries, and World Cinema. After those lists, you can continue scrolling to see a Trending Now list, and after it, lists focusing on current issues.
Alternatively, you can use the white box to quickly search for a specific title or subject. You can also try their other Browse choice, just to the right of the white search box. As you can see, it allows you to filter the extensive collection into manageable subject collections.
Kanopy is also socially interactive. You can read other users’ reviews of shows, and write your own reviews or assign stars.
Did you also notice the Go To Kanopy for Kids just to the right of the Browse link? This is how you get to the children’s content mentioned earlier.
The adult and children’s collections are separate in Kanopy. If you are on the adult side, you cannot browse the children’s content, but you can find a children’s title if you search for it specifically. The reverse is not true. If you are in the children’s content, you cannot search for and find an adult title. To move back and forth between the collections simply click the Go To or Exit Kanopy Kids link.
Kanopy also offers Parental Controls on each account. Whether you are allowing your child to view content on your account or you have set up a separate account for them through their own library card, you can keep them from accessing the adult side through the creation of a PIN that has to be used in order to move from the children’s side to the adult.
The children’s main page mirrors the look of the adults’ page. Children’s content is displayed by popular lists with the options to use the search bar, or the subject browse. You will not find big-name children’s movies in Kanopy, but their content upholds the company’s “thoughtful entertainment” goal. In addition to movies and TV shows, they offer children’s documentaries focusing on history, science subjects, and languages. I, personally, am tempted to try their foreign language instruction.
How do you access all of this wonderful content?
With 8 locations throughout Vanderburgh County, EVPL is ready to discover, explore, and connect WITH you! We encourage you to uncover new things, revisit old favorites, and to engage with us along the way.
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