Kanopy iconIntroducing Kanopy!

Welcome to a whole new world of thoughtful entertainment on Kanopy! Start watching the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Sundance and Oscar winning films and documentaries. To get started visit https://cambridgema.kanopystreaming.com/ and sign in. Here's how it works:

  • Up to 10 films per month
  • 3 days to watch each film - once you press play on a film, you have 3 days to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit
  • Play credits reset on the 1st of the month - once you have reached your quota of films, you will not be able to play any films until the new month starts when you will be given a fresh quota of 10 play credits again
  • Any device - you can access Kanopy from any device, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast

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Introducing Lynda.com!

Lynda.com is an online training provider with over 5,700 comprehensive courses and over 180,000 videos covering business, software, technology, and creative skills. Courses are designed to help individuals achieve personal and professional goals. Courses and training materials are taught by recognized industry experts and teachers. Tutorials are easy to understand and succinct, composed of videos ranging between 3 and 7 minutes. All videos are close-captioned and include accurate, searchable transcripts.

Lynda.com tutorials are accessible through any web browser from any location 24/7. No software installation is required.Visit camb.ma/lyndacpl and enter your library card number and PIN number. The first time you log in, create a lynda.com profile by entering your name and email address. In the future you will only need you library card number and PIN to get access.

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Introducing Hoopla and Flipster - two new ways to access media for free on your computer, tablet, or phone!

Hoopla centers on a variety of media, including access to music, movies, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and television. Flipster offers full page browsing of our most popular magazines. Both are available for free with a Cambridge Public Library card.

For Hoopla, getting started is easy: Register for a hoopla account by visiting hoopladigital.com, or by using our mobile app on your iOS or Android device. The free mobile app can be found in the App Store and the Google Play store. Browse Hoopla how-to videos on Youtube here.

FlipsterFor Flipster, patrons can browse the full list at https://tinyurl.com/cplflipster. Once a patron enters a library card number they are free to search content search by title and keyword, browse by category or flip page by page.

A great feature of both resources is their ability to provide simultaneous use from any location, 24/7! There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees for any content on Hoopla or Flipster. For full technology requirements for use or additional questions please contact the Main Library Q&A desk in person or by phone at 617-349-4041.

Enjoy free access to NYTimes.com while in a CPL Library!Icon image

Access one of our locations’ computers or connect to our Wi-Fi.
Register or log in at nytimes.com/register.
You can now enjoy access to NYTimes.com during your library visit.

Access is also available at home for a 72-hour period. Please call the Research Desk at 617-349-4044 for more information.