Kanopy is a video streaming service with an impressive catalog, featuring classic, independent, and documentary film.  Patrons of the North Kingstown Free Library receive 10 monthly credits (10 movies per month) for free with your library card. The films that truly resonate with us do more than just entertain. They inspire us, enrich us, and challenge our perspectives. Kanopy ensures that these films reach viewers around the world. Log in with your library membership and enjoy our diverse catalog with new titles added every month.

Kanopy Kids: Educational, Enriching, Entertaining

Kanopy's dedication to thoughtful entertainment includes educational and engaging videos for children of all ages - as well as the young at heart. Parents can trust that our catalog encourages social and emotional developement, promotes respect for community diversity, and inspire creativity. Browse Kanopy Kids and discover videos that spark children's imagination.




02/28/2019 - 2:46pm

Consumer Reports

NEW! Access to Ebsco’s Consumer Reports product. Patrons will have access to more reviews which Consumer Reports does not include in the magazine. Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. We use our rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.
In today’s rapidly evolving world, what we do at Consumer Reports must be as transformative and groundbreaking as the new technologies, products and services entering people's lives every day. We are passionate about our work because we know how much is at stake for you. We succeed in our mission every time your family gets a little bit safer, your finances get more secure, new technologies get more trustworthy, and the future gets that much brighter. Together we are creating a fairer, safer, and healthier world.



02/28/2019 - 2:25pm


Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Only for North Kingstown Free Library card holders.


02/25/2019 - 3:22pm

Like It? Share It! Book Group - Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30 pm


Join this new book group which is great for those who like to choose their own books and who like to share a good read with others. Books from any genre, fiction or non-fiction are welcome. For more information contact Nancy at nnadeau@nklibrary.org or 294-3306 x6128. Registration preferred.

03/19/2019 - 6:30pm

Tax Forms

Tax forms from the IRS (Form 1040 with Schedules 1-6) have arrived. You may also find brief information about the revised Form 1040 and the new schedules and links to other forms online: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1040 .

Rhode Island personal tax forms are available here: http://www.tax.ri.gov/taxforms/personal.php

Automatic Renewals

Ocean State Libraries will institute automatic renewals for its cardholders beginning Monday, December 10, 2018. All eligible items will automatically renew two (2) days before their original due date. The new due date will be extended from the original due date, adding another loan period. There is no need to sign up for this new service. Checkouts from eZone are excluded — these cannot be renewed automatically. 

Some items may not renew if:

  • The item does not allow renewals
  • The item is on hold (another patron is waiting for it)
  • The item has reached its renewal limit (2 renewals)
  • The patron’s card has expired or borrowing privileges have been suspended due to an excess of more than $5.00 in fines, or if an overdue notice has been sent for one or more items currently checked out. 

If the item could not be renewed, patrons can receive Courtesy Notices with the due date via email or text before it is due. Courtesy emails are sent to patrons with an email address on their account. 

*Patrons are still responsible for any overdue fines for items returned late. 

Learn how to opt-in to Text Alerts: 


NEW! Binge Box Collection

Binge Boxes are perfect for people who love movies! Each Binge Box contains 6 movies for a spectacular movie watching experience! Enjoy films by starring favorite actors or category.

You will find themed Binge Boxes, such as Musicals, Boston Movies, Melissa McCarthy Movies, Quentin Tarantino Movies, Halloween, The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), Meryl Streep Movies, George Clooney Movies, Heist Movies and Marvel Movies.

Circulation paramenters:

  • Limit 1 Binge Box at a time per person
  • Checkout period is 1 week.
  • No Holds or Renewals
  • $1 per day late fee
  • Can ONLY be returned at the North Kingstown Free Library and at the Circulation Desk. Cannot be returned in the book drop.

So, grab a Binge Box, gather your friends and family, and enjoy the magic of movies!!

New DVDs Coming Soon

You can place holds on new DVDs that will be coming in this month by clicking on New Feature DVDs . To receive the list via email every month, click on Newsletter Signup , click a checkmark next to New Feature DVDs - Coming Soon, type your email in the box at the bottom of the screen, and click on the subscribe button. Concerned that there are a lot of people in line for a DVD that you'd like to borrow? We recommend that you place a hold anyway because the North Kingstown copy fills holds picked up in North Kingstown first. You may move up the list more quickly than you thought that you would!

Library Wish List! A different way to donate.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the North Kingstown Free Library during this holiday season, take a peek at our Amazon wish lists. We’ve carefully selected items that we’re hoping will add even more variety and appeal to our existing collections. We also take monetary donations, along with physical donations in the form of books and DVDs in great condition. Every donation, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated! Click here to access our wish list: NKFL Amazon Wish List

You can also support the library by using

Amazon Smile

Support the Library and the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library through Amazon Smile!
Learn more about Amazon Smile and find out how to sign up.

Borrow Our Telescope!

The library now has an Orion StarBlast Astro Reflector telescope available for patrons aged 18 and older to borrow.
The telescope, which was generously donated to us by Skyscrapers, Inc., is available to be borrowed for a period of one week. The telescope may be checked out or reserved downstairs at the Reference Desk.


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