New video streaming services offered at Brooks Library

BRATTLEBORO — The popular on-demand film streaming services Kanopy and RB Digital are available for free through Brooks Memorial Library thanks to The Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library.

Library card holders can access Kanopy and RB Digital and sign up to start streaming unlimited films by visiting Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the appropriate apps for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku.

Offering what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world's best films, including award-winning documentaries, festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Collections include Criterion, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers.

The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and 2 Days in Paris, classic masterpieces like Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Seven Samurai, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Sundance Film Festival winner Mother of George.

Brooks Memorial Library patrons are already familiar with Recorded Books' ebook and audiobook offerings. The library now offers access to RB Digitals' video library, which includes Acorn TV and The Great Courses video library.

Acorn TV offers world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond through a streaming video service to any web-connected device.

The Great Courses collection offers unlimited access to the world's most engaging professors, enabling patrons to delve into an immersive learning experience on a wide variety of subjects, including history, science, language arts, and many more.

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library support the library through advocacy, public relations, and fundraising in order to provide the highest quality library services to the community. Donations to the Friends enable the library to try new, innovative services like Kanopy and RB Digital video.

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