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Movies & Music

Feeling like listening to some tunes to groove to or something to watch? Check out the selection of movies, documentaries, TV shows, Childrens DVDs, and CDs in the library. Or explore our online offering of documentaries.

Looking for new titles we have at the library? Check out our lists of new items.

If you don't find a title you are looking for, ask us to buy it or get it.

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Public Library Video Online : Premium

Includes documentaries, films, interviews, performances, news programmes and newsreels, field recordings, commercials and raw footage from over 500 leading distributors, producers and filmmakers.

Includes documentaries, films, interviews, performances, news programmes and newsreels, field recordings, commercials and raw footage from over 500 leading distributors, producers and filmmakers. Concentrating on building the best collections we can across the curriculum—in literature; music; women's history; black history; psychological counselling and therapy; social and cultural history; drama, medical, theatre, film, and the performing arts; religion; sociology; and other emerging areas.

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Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids is a complimentary site to Kanopy, full of quality Children's entertainment.

Palmerston North City Library members can use their library cards to access films, animation and stories for free through Kanopy Kids. Kanopy Kids has a wide selection of educational and entertaining movies and TV series, and animated storybooks for children of all ages. Appropriate for preschool and up.

You need a Kanopy account to access Kanopy Kids.

Kids cannot create their own accounts. A parent or guardian must create the Kanopy account.

Once you've gone into Kanopy Kids, you'll have unlimited access to Kanopy Kids for 30 days.

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Kanopy

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides Palmerston North City Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

Create an account with Kanopy.

8 films (play credits) per calendar month.

Once you press play on a video, 1 film (play credit) is used.

You have 3 days (72 hours) to watch each film as many times as you like.

Streaming only, no downloading.

Streamed from a computer, mobile device, Apple TV, and Chromecast.