NOTE: to use our digital services, your account needs to be updated yearly by your expiration date and must be in good standing.
What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a popular on demand film streaming service that will be available for free with your library card! You can get 4 titles per month.
Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting smythpl.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides 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. Kanopy also offers Kanopy Kids, with categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime Favorites, Classic Films and Movies for the Whole Family.
Casting from your device to a TV: You can find detailed instructions on casting and using other apps on our help page here (or by scrolling to the bottom of any Kanopy webpage and hitting “Support”).
FAQ: Your PIN is your phone number.
With Hoopla, you can check out 3 items per month with your library card! NO WAITING!
To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, you may visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/home. For more information or should you have questions, please visit or call Smyth Public Library or see more details on our website, at www.smythpl.org.
With hoopla, we will have immediate access to:
MOVIES, FULL MUSIC ALBUMS, eBOOKS, eAUDIOBOOKS, TV EPISODES, and COMICS and GRAPHIC NOVELS!
ALL of this content will be available in one all-inclusive mobile app or website. The platform is simple, intuitive and free. BEST OF ALL? There is NO WAITING for titles, the collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day!!
Overdrive is the original app, which is compatible with most devices. Use this if you have a Kindle Fire, a Mac, a Windows device, or a PC.
Libby is a new app by Overdrive. It has the same collection as Overdrive. If you have an Android or iOS device, use the Libby app.
On your device:
Go to your app store and download the “Libby” app, then create your account.
On your computer:
Click the “Your Account” link at the left of this page.
Up in the right hand corner of the resulting page is where you’ll log-in. Look at your library card. As indicated, the numbers following the zeroes is your library card number. Use your 7 digit phone number without the dash as your PIN. After you’ve logged in, use the Overdrive icon at the bottom of the page to link to Overdrive.
If you haven’t used Overdrive or Libby before, the HELP link answers common user questions.
The download limits and return procedures are the same on both Libby and Overdrive.
Limit three titles at a time and 5 reserves. Call us at 483-8245 if you need further help.
New titles are added weekly.
Magazines on Overdrive and Libby:
We are excited to announce magazines are now available from OverDrive!
Our new magazine service features no circulation caps, simultaneous use for all titles and premium content for your readers with the device compatibility you’ve come to know and love from OverDrive.
Magazines are seamlessly integrated into your OverDrive website and Libby No additional software, apps, or account signups are required. And you keep all magazine issues you purchase, even after your annual subscription expires.
Magazines in the collection include:
* Bloomberg Businessweek
* Car and Driver
* The Oprah Magazine
* Taste of Home
* Country Living
* Popular Science
* Food Network
* Reader’s Digest
* And many more!