Streaming: Coming to a Library Near You

Libraries have come a long way from thumbing through the card catalog for a dusty old book. Now, you can find that same old dusty book with the click of a button.

With the end of last millennium and through Y2K, libraries continued to evolve with the times. Eventually, almost every library had a decent sized VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray collection. Now, libraries are joining the cord cutting revolution.

For instance, the Jacksonville Public Library in Florida has just added a service to their web portal called Kanopy. By accessing with your library card number, Jacksonville residents have free access to over 30,000 movie titles and shows. This service is limited to four streams a month.

Kanopy contains everything from PBS documentaries to foreign films to new movie releases. The system is constantly updating its catalog. While this service is confirmed for Jacksonville, it may even be in a library near you. Call your local library and ask them if they have a service that allows library card holders to stream! Otherwise, click here to find out if your library is on Kanopy.

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