Stream movies for free with library card

By Oliver Lazenby

The Whatcom County Library System now allows cardholders to access more than 30,000 streaming movies for free.

Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video platform that partners with libraries around the country, features a broad range of new releases, documentaries, children’s movies, independent films, classic cinema, educational films including the Great Courses series and much more, all available without commercials.

To use the service, go to and log in using your library barcode number (with no spaces) and PIN. The service is available through AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and as an app on most devices.

Whatcom County Library System members can watch up to 10 films a month, with three days to watch each film.

The Whatcom County Library System also provides access to e-books, e-audiobooks, digital magazines and streaming audio. Learn more at

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