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Access free films, amazing courses and keep the kids entertained with the Kanopy app - now available to Napier Library members.

Immerse yourself in 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!  Films 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.

  3. Search and start watching!

If you need help getting started with Kanopy, check out our help video below:

How to create a Kanopy account



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: this database is for adult card holders only.  You can watch up to 10 free films per month, with unlimited plays on Kanopy Kids and The Great Courses.

Download the app:

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Kanopy Kids

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 appopriately.

Great CoursesKanopy - 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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