DPL Adds Film Streaming Service

Decorah Public Library Now Offering Kanopy Movies

Winneshiek County residents will have access to more than 30,000 films, for free!

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free for Winneshiek County residents through Decorah Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

  • Your library account provides you with 3 credits (3 films) per month.
  • Kanopy has also made available many Credit Free Films that won’t count toward your monthly allotment.

To Login:

  1. Use your Library Card Number as your user ID
    1. Need a library card? Click HERE
  2. Use your 10 digit phone number as your PIN
    (no spaces or dashes)

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, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides Decorah Public Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs. For the next month, Kanopy Kids is available with unlimited access, including quality content like Sesame Street, Arthur, and even language -learning series.

Director Kristin Torresdal said, “We’re working to expand digital offerings for the community; we hope that exploring a new film platform will help ease some of the challenges of social isolation and disrupted routines that our patrons are dealing with.”

Email for assistance accessing the new Kanopy collection.