PALM SPRINGS — Libraries are no longer a place only for books. The Palm Springs Public Library has added Kanopy and Acorn TV streaming   services and Value Line, a financial database.

The steaming services and database are now offered with your library card. Simply go to the Library’s website by clicking here and click on the Research & eLearning section on the home page to access these new resources. For the streaming services, after entering your library card number you will be asked to set up an account if you do not already have one.

Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films  ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Popular streaming services like these are often also available to KODI users to have all services combined in one place via so-called Kodi addons and also stream on multiple devices.

Patrons can play 10 titles/episodes a month and the loan period is 72 hours. Patrons can watch from their computer or there is a Kanopy app that is compatible with several streaming devices.

Acorn TV showcases British TV and films, world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. All you need is an Internet connection and a desktop or device to watch streaming services online. Acorn TV is currently available on laptops, desktops, and tablets via browser. Acorn TV is a 7-day unlimited pass to watch your choice of shows. This makes it easier to watch a series or “The Great Courses” where you can watch an unlimited number of episodes all in that 7-day period.

Value Line provides online financial and investment tools and resources. Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of   Sunrise Way and Baristo Road. For more information about the Library call 760-322-READ (7323) or log on by clicking here. 

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