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Whanganui library users to get free access to on-demand film collection

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From Monday, 2 September Whanganui residents with a Whanganui District Library card will have free access to thousands of award-winning, independent and classic films and documentaries via the Kanopy on-demand streaming video service.

Each library card holder can view up to ten films a month from the general section and unlimited access is available for titles in the Kanopy Kids section. Three days are allowed for viewing a film.

Whanganui District Library Manager, Pete Gray, says, "Kanopy has tons of really good stuff across a range of interests. Everybody will find something on there to entertain them, inspire them and broaden their horizons".

To create a Kanopy account, visit the Kanopy website or download the app and log in with a library card number and the password for that card. Forgotten passwords can be updated through the library website.

Mr Gray says the new Kanopy service complements the other digital media already provided by Whanganui District Library.

Library patrons are able to access thousands of free e-books and audiobooks through the Libby app. Anyone can download the Libby app for free, enter ‘Wanganui District Library’ in the location information, then input a library card number and password. This information only needs to be entered when setting up for the first time.

Full-colour digital magazines are also available for library card holders on RB Digital, which is touted as ‘the world’s largest newsstand’.

Library membership is open to all and free. To become a member, visit your local branch or sign up online.

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