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SFCC's new partnership with Spokane Public Library allows SFCC students, staff, and faculty access to a free SPL card!

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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.

Visit to discover more of what they offer.


Setting Up Your SPL Card

How to Set Up Your Spokane Public Library Card 

  1. If you don't already have an SPL library card, go to

  2. Fill out the user form and create a PIN.

    *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. 
  3. Your library card number will be automatically generated. Don't forget to write it down!

  4. Call the Spokane Public Library at 509-444-5300 to have them activate your card number.

  5. 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 / for assistance.

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.

Kanopy: Setting Up Your Account 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.
  • Once you have your SPL card number you have to register for a separate Kanopy account at the Kanopy website.
    • 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.

Kanopy: You Already Set Up Your Account

  • If you have already set up your Kanopy account via SPL, then go to SPL's Kanopy website and login using the LOGIN button in the top right corner.

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)

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Hoopla Accounts

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.

  1. 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. 
  2. Go to
  3. Click on Books, Movies, More
    Screenshot of Spokane Public Library website tab Books, Movies, More with Hoopla link circled.
  4. Click on “Hoopla” link
  5. Click on “Get Started Today” (little blue box)
  6. Fill out information form (email and password you create) - REMEMBER THIS
  7. Click “Agree”
  8. Search for library - Choose “Spokane Public Library”
  9. Enter library card number and PIN number
  10. Click “Sign me up”
  11. You are now in. You can search by title, author or subject. You will login with the email and password you created for future logins.