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Accessing Spokane Public Library Resources: Home
SFCC's new partnership with Spokane Public Library allows SFCC students, staff, and faculty access to a free SPL card!
Did you know that all SFCC students, faculty and staff can get Spokane Public Library cards no matter where they live?
This means access to all of SPL's physical and digital collections.
*If you are not a City of Spokane resident, use SFCC's street address (3410 W. Whistalks Way, Spokane, WA 99224) on the form, but use your personal email and phone number.
Your library card number will be automatically generated. Don't forget to write it down!
Call the Spokane Public Library at 509-444-5300to have them activate your card number.
Use your card number to check out materials and access SPL's digital resources.
If you have problems setting up your new Spokane Public Library card, please call the Spokane Public Library at 509-444-5300 or contact Angela Richardson at 509-444-5477 / email@example.com for assistance.
Information explaining how to set up your Spokane Public Library card online, SPL customer service contact information and information about things SPL offers.
Kanopy Streaming Videos
As of January 2022
How to set up your Spokane Public Library card online has changed from what is shown in this Kanopy video tutorial.
Please refer to the instructions under How to Set Up Your Spokane Public Library Card section on this guide. Then start watching the Kanopy video from the 2:20 mark for how to use your card number to set up your Kanopy account for the first time.
You will need an SPL card number to create your Kanopy account. If you don't have one already, you can set one up online. Follow the instructions on this web page, under How to Set Up Your Spokane Public Library Card.
You will need your SPL card number and your personal email address.
Once you've created your Kanopy account you can access streaming videos in Kanopy through their app or website.
About Kanopy Streaming Video
"Kanopy streams media from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku."
Important Things to Know About Kanopy
You may borrow a maximum of 8 TOTAL TITLES (CREDITS) PER MONTH. Credits reset at the 1st of the month. *Kanopy Kids and Great Courses videos do not use credits.
Films can be viewed for 72 hours.
If you watch 5 seconds or more of a film it will count towards your total of 8 titles per month.
Videos cannot be downloaded at this time.
You can create clips and organize them in a playlist.
Full accessibility: Kanopy meets all accessibility standards-all films have captions and transcripts and are compatible with and visual impairment technologies.
Public Screenings: Many films from Kanopy come with Public Performance Rights (PPR). Viewing films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (i.e. no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening)." - Spokane Public Library (SPL)
Extra Helpful Tidbits
Creating New Hoopla Account
Please note that the Spokane Public Library has a limit on how many items can be checked out of Hoopla per day. So try and checkout your items early in the day. You may not be able to checkout items in the evening and will have to wait until the next day for the item count to reset.
If you don't already have a Spokane Public Library Card use the instructions on this guide under How to Access Spokane Public Library Materials to create a card number and then go to step 2.