New Service – Streaming Movies, TV, and Documentaries

To better serve our patrons during the time the Library is closed, Durham Public Library has added access to an on demand streaming service called Kanopy. You’ll find independent, classic, and international films and documentaries. Included are the Criterion Collection, the Great Courses and PBS, as well as the Kanopy Kids Collection. You can stream up to 10 videos a month. Create an account at Kanopy, using your Durham Public Library card. Need a card? Please email us at and we will set up a temporary library card.

  1. There are no waiting lists and no fines.
  2. Each cardholder can stream ten titles per month.
  3. Kanopy is available for computers, iOS and Android devices and is also compatible with Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast.
  4. You will have access to each title for 72 hours.
  5. Click here to set up your account.

Feel free to contact the Library at (860) 349-9544, ext. 5 or at with any questions. You can also visit Kanopy Help at