With New Film Collection, Queens Library Expands Its Cinema Coverage in Time for the Holidays with More Than 30,000 Foreign-Language Films, Indies, Documentaries, Instructional Videos from The Great Courses, Classics from the Criterion Collection and More

 Queens Library today began offering to any cardholder more than 30,000 acclaimed foreign-language films, award-winning documentaries, instructional videos and classic movies for free through Kanopy, the San Francisco-based, on-demand video streaming service.

“Our goal is to offer our customers new ways to grow, discover, and succeed in their lives,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott. “Kanopy’s intelligent, compelling collection of films helps us deliver for them, and satisfy their appetite for learning and information. And with the holidays upon us, we hope they will have extra time to explore and stream the offerings from this terrific service.”

Kanopy is available to cardholders on any device with access to the internet via queenslibrary.kanopy.com, or by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Those who do not have a library card can sign up for a Queens Library e-card through the library’s website for access to online resources or upgrade to a standard Queens Library card for full account status at any Queens Library location. Queens Library standard and e-cardholders can stream up to six movies per month.  Kanopy also provides captions and transcripts and JAWS screen readers for those with visual and/or hearing difficulties.

Called a “garden of cinematic delights” by The New York Times, Kanopy showcases well-known and hard-to-find titles through collections such as the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Also included are a number of films that are set in and about Queens, such as the Tribeca Film Festival winner,Between Us,”  the acclaimed historical drama, “Leonie”, and L.A. Outfest winner, “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House,” among many others.


About Kanopy

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for 3,000 colleges and universities worldwide, and is now available to public library systems around the globe. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.

About Queens Library

Founded in 1896, Queens Library is an independent, non-profit public library system and one of three serving the City of New York. It consists of a Central Library and 62 community libraries that attract more than 11.2 million visitors each year. Queens Library is one of the highest circulating library systems in the nation and among the busiest in the world. Visit online at: http://www.queenslibrary.org/