Did you know that streaming movies on Kanopy is FREE with your library card ?

The story of Kanopy and its success is home grown. Olivia Humphrey started with a bold idea to develop a video streaming service. She borrowed Starting a Business for Dummies from Scarborough Library. And in 2008, from a spare room in Scarborough, Western Australia she founded Kanopy.

Kanopy website

Kanopy’s mission is to provide “thoughtful  entertainment” and it does this by providing a broad range of content from short films to animations to world movies and documentaries.

In 2009, Olivia Humphrey moved to San Francisco to expand the company and the rest they say is history. It is a tech success story. In 2018, the State Library of Western Australia made Kanopy available to all public library members. There are over 30,000 titles and each month 50 -100 new titles are added.

Here is a short list of some of my favourite films