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Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from The Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and more.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. To activate, click the “KIDS” icon that appears at the top of your Kanopy page. Parents can also create a 4-digit PIN to ensure that kids only have access to age-appropriate videos.

RBdigital Streaming Video

RBdigital Streaming Video is your one stop shop for streaming video including movies and TV shows, British TV and film, telenovelas, and concerts. All content is accessed through a single website from your desktop computer or the RB Digital app (iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku).

  • Acorn TV - World-class mysteries, dramas and comedies from Britain and beyond.
  • Great Courses - Educational videos taught by distinguished college professors.
  • IndieFlix - Pop culture film favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films and more.
  • LearnItLive - Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and virtual reality wellness.
  • Pongalo Spanish TV - Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies. User Guide.
  • Pongalo TV en Español - Telenovelas y peliculas en español.
  • Stingray Qello - Full-length concert films and documentaries.

Need help with RB Digital? Checkout this helpful guide or contact the library for assistance.

How to get started with streaming video?

  • You must have a valid South San Francisco "29048" library card.
  • Visit or
  • Click "Sign up" and create an account using one of the following three methods: Facebook, Google, or email address. You will need to create a separate account for each service.
  • Go to your email inbox and look for a message from Kanopy and RBdigital instructing you to verify your email address. If you already have an account, simply click "Log in" and enter your information.
  • After you have verified your email address, go back to Kanopy and RBdigital and add your 14-digit library card number and PIN.
  • Download the Kanopy app and RBdigital app for your preferred viewing device (iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku) or access via web browser from your desktop computer.

How does Kanopy and Kanopy Kids work?

  • You can watch 10 movies per month. Account resets at the beginning of the month.
  • Streaming videos lend for 3 days.
  • No late fees and no holds! You can start watching right away.

How does RBdigital work?

  • You can stream unlimited content on your desktop computer or mobile device.
  • No late fees and no holds! You can start watching right away.