The Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley libraries have announced the debut of Kanopy, a new streaming movie service free for library patrons.

Kanopy is an ad-free experience and offers more than 30,000 films for children and adults, including documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos. The films may be viewed on a TV, mobile phone, tablet, or online.

Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Library cardholders are able to watch up to 10 movies per month. Patrons will receive 10 play credits beginning the first tday of each month. Each video uses one play credit, and once you use a play credit, you have three days to watch the video without using another play credit.

Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and shows for kids available only in public libraries. While at the library, children can enjoy an enriching, educational and entertaining film or TV series without using any credits.

“We are very excited to add Kanopy to the list of free services the Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley libraries have available to our patrons,” said library director Allison Gray. “The free streaming service has a marvelous collection of films to choose from – there’s something for everyone.”

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