Durham Public Library is currently offering limited services to the public. Information regarding services during Phase II: Step 1 of the Library Reopening Plan, beginning on 06/29/20 can be found HERE. 

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Kanopy has arrived at DPL!

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

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 Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, Under the Milky Way, SND Films, Great Courses and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Kanopy is free for users with a DPL library card and all cardholders may check out 6 titles per month


hoopla is Here!

Find out what all the hoopla is about… Instantly available, 24/7 – FREE with your library card!

We are excited to announce a new digital offering to all of our patrons. hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting!


All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi
by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline.

We love this service. It is easy to use and provides instant access (again, with
no holds or waiting!) to the titles you want when you want them. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to six titles per month.

To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit https://www.hoopladigital.com. Your will need your library barcode, an email address and your library pin/password to set up your account.


Access to NYTimes.com

Compliments of Durham Public Library!

In-library Access:

  • From a library computer, visit nytimes.com and create or log-in to your NYTimes.com account

Outside the library:

  • Click here to redeem the promotional code, you must create or log-in with a NYTimes.com account
  • Promotional code is active for 72 hours. After 72 hours, you can redeem a new code by clicking here. There are no limits on how many codes you can use
  • Promo code access includes NYT apps, "Today's Paper", and 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day

Features:

  • Unlimited access to NYTimes.com content
  • International Edition and Chinese Edition
  • Historic Coverage 1851-1922 and 1981 to Current (1923-1980 only with off-site coupon, 5 articles per day)
  • Newsletters, Alerts & Times Wire
  • Sharing & Commenting
  • Times Topics
  • Search and Cross Searching
  • Real-Time Market Data & Company Research Pages
  • Mini Crossword puzzles (Full crossword puzzle not included)

Off-site only features:

  • NYTimes Apps
  • Today's Paper: Digital edition of today's print edition
  • 5 Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day