Now Streaming Kanopy @ SPL

SPL now offers Kanopy, a streaming video service with over 30,000 films available on your favorite device. All you need for instant access is an up-to-date SPL account and your SPL card number. Call 367-5926 or email for your credentials. Then follow the steps below to begin watching for free.

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and Kids favorites. We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment.

How can I watch Kanopy?

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.

How to create an account

  • To get started, visit and select “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Enter your library card credentials
  • Create an account using your preferred email
  • Begin streaming!

ICYMI: Browntail Moth Presentation

Tom Schmeelk, forest entomologist at Maine Forest Service, answered all our questions and then some about the browntail moth at an open-air presentation in Small Cove Park yesterday. It’s not too late to remove and destroy BTM webs before the weather warms up, but the window of opportunity is becoming increasingly small. Tom generously agreed to share his PowerPoint presentation online and to spread the word as wide as possible. We highly encourage you take some time from your day to understand the risk BTM poses and what you can do to minimize that risk.

Once you’re done viewing the presentation, you can borrow clippers from Island Heritage Trust, our event co-host, and do your part to stop the itch!

Booklist Reader Free for SPL Patrons

Booklist Reader is available to our patrons online for the low, low cost of $0. Follow what’s new, get recommendations, find reads similar to your favorite authors. See something you want to read? Let us know. It may end up on our shelves, or we can be sure to get it for you through interlibrary loan. SPL offers a lot more than what you see on our shelves!

Christmas Day Story Hour

Merry Christmas! Chris reads a special Maine Christmas story, The Finest Christmas Tree by Maine illustrator and author John and Ann Hassett. See you again in 2022!