Truth is often stranger than fiction, which is one reason film lovers love documentaries. As a long-time documentary fan, I find the genre fascinating, thrilling, heartbreaking, exhilarating – and often feel all this in a single film! From To Be and to Have, an in-depth look at a small school in rural France; to A Woman’s Work, which examines NFL cheerleaders fighting for equality against the backdrop of the patriarchal foundation of football; and a fight against rising sea levels and sinking land in Saving Venice, documentaries challenge us, inspire us, and introduce us to ideas that may push us outside our comfort zone.  

All the films above and many more can be found in Kanopy’s brand new Documentaries PLUS pack! Available to US and Canadian public libraries, our Documentaries PLUS pack includes up to 300 titles of Kanopy user favorites along with easy-watching docs. It’s the perfect package to offer your patrons that crave nonfiction flicks.

Special savings when you add two or more PLUS Packs 

Between now and April 30, we have two special offers for libraries who buy PLUS Packs!  

  • Buy 2 or more PLUS Packs and get 20% off!
  • Round out your collection and buy all PLUS Packs (including Kanopy Kids) and get 30% off! 

Choose from the following PLUS Packs: 

New! Documentaries: Kanopy user favorites along with easy-watching docs. (Available to US and Canadian Public Libraries) 

British Cinema & TV: A unique blend of intriguing mysteries, addictive dramas, and big-hearted comedies for your Anglophile patrons who relish proper British movies and TV series. 

Episodic Series: A kaleidoscope of bingeable dramas, thrilling narratives, and documentaries with something for everyone: thrillers, classic theater, reality series, historical procedurals, and much more. 

Favorites: Staff and patron picks featuring crowd pleasers and acclaimed actors. These dramas, thrillers, documentaries, and television series will please a range of audiences. 

Easy Watching: Crowd-pleasing comedies, fun and entertaining documentaries, popular classic cinema, and family-friendly films. These stories will entertain and charm your community. 

Diversity: A broad range of popular and compelling films and documentaries that focus on diverse stories and storytellers. These powerful titles broaden viewpoints and help enrich understanding. 

World Cinema: A selection of international films that span various cultures, this Pack unlocks recent theatrical hits and critically acclaimed classics from various genres to your patrons. 

Kanopy Kids: Over 2000 safe, educational, and parent-trusted titles with children at the center of our programming.  

Whether you’re looking to round out your existing PLUS Packs or are brand new to the format, now is the perfect time to add Kanopy PLUS Packs to your digital library. Contact us today to learn more! 

About the author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”