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Aloha Library Friends! Our buildings are still closed, but our Library Book Drops are now open and we have added Library Take Out! You can now pick up holds by appointment. [Read More] Check out Virtual Library Programs!   Listen to a story or learn a new craft.


Based on the incredible usage and feedback we received from our wonderful patrons, the Hawaii State Public Library System is working ensure access for the next year. In the future, each patron will be given credits toward streaming each month and an opportunity to take one Great Course. More details to follow!


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. More than 60% of Kanopy’s film offerings are not available through other streaming services.

Kanopy also has a Kids collection that offers commercial-free films and TV series that inspire, inform and help children develop empathy, mindfulness and self-esteem. The Kanopy Kids collection includes animated storybooks, family-friendly movies and popular titles like Arthur, Barbar, Sesame Street, Maya the Bee and more.


Please follow the three simple steps to begin.

  1. Click on Kanopy
  2. Login to Librarieshawaii with your library card number and pin
  3. Make an account with your e-mail address. Once you make an account with Kanopy, each time you use Kanopy you will login with your email address and password that you created.


  • You can stream Kanopy on your computer or download the Kanopy app on your phone, tablet and Roku device.
  • For parents: Kanopy gives you the opportunity to create parental controls, so that your children watch the best films and series just for them.