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Accessing Spokane Public Library Resources

SCC & SFCC students and faculty are pre-approved for an online library card.

Getting a Spokane Public Library Card Number and PIN

With changes to SPL's website in December 2021, you will need to follow the temporary procedure listed below for getting a library card number and PIN as an SCC student, faculty or staff.  [If you are a city of Spokane resident and already have a library card and PIN you can proceed to the Kanopy Streaming Videos box below and follow the steps to access Kanopy.]

  1. Go to http://www.spokanelibrary.org/signup
  2. Fill out the Library Card Application
  3. If you are not a City of Spokane resident, enter your personal email address and phone number, BUT use 1810 N. Greene St., Spokane, WA 99217 as your street address.  This is the address for SCC.
  4. Don't forget to write down the PIN number you create.  You may need this to access SPL digital resources.
  5. Click Sign Up.  You should now have a library card number which you can use to check out physical items from any Spokane Public Library branch or to access their digital resources.

Important Note:  If your card number and PIN do not immediately work after completing the application process you will need to contact Spokane Public Library staff and say that you are an SCC student.  See the two contact options below.  Please do not attempt to apply for a card number and PIN more than once.

  • Spokane Public Library IT Department – phone: 509-444-5449

OR

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.

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)

Accessing Kanopy

  • Create a Spokane Public Library Card by following the instructions on this web page
  • Once you've created a SPL card number you have to register for a separate Kanopy account at their website.
    • You will need the SPL card number you just created and your personal email address.
    • Once you've created a SPL card number and Kanopy account you can access streaming videos in Kanopy through their app or website.

Important Things to Know About Kanopy

  • You are limited to borrowing 8 total titles (credits) per month*. Credits renew on the first of each 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.

Extra Helpful Tidbits

    Button: Info About Kanopy Apps           Button: Kanopy Help Center          Button: About Kanopy

Freegal

Freegal is the Spokane Public Library’s downloadable music service. You can download 5 songs each week and keep them forever. Choose from over 16 million+ songs spanning more than 200 genres from over 23,000 record labels.

Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service offered by the Spokane Public Library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! 

Click "Streaming Media" on this Spokane Public Library page.

e-Magazines

Digital magazines from your library. Libby by Overdrive. Images of a variety of magazines about; sports, arts, cooking, and beauty,

Read popular magazines on your computer or mobile device!

More information on digital magazines from the Spokane Public Library

eBooks & e-Audiobooks

Read ebooks or listen to audiobooks on your computer or mobile device!

More information on OverDrive from the Spokane Public Library