Engrossing Documentaries On-Demand

Are you looking to get engrossed in a great documentary that addresses issues surrounding social justice and Black Lives Matter? San Mateo County Libraries have you covered. Our Hoopla and Kanopy platforms allow you to watch great documentaries and docuseries on demand.

Documentaries have the potential to educate and empower us. Or perhaps they simply show us a new perspective. If you are looking for a constructive and enlightening way to spend your time, perhaps watching one of these documentaries will spark your interest.

Hoopla Documentary Finds

Hoopla is available to"29041," "29044," "29045," or "29047" cardholders.

Check out these award-winning documentaries on San Mateo County Libraries' Hoopla platform.

I Am Not Your Negro

Black Patriots


Hope Village

Kanopy Documentaries to Enrich Your Time

Kanopy is available to all Peninsula Library System jurisdictions.

The Kanopy platform also has an extensive list of documentaries. Some of the newer films have not been cataloged in our system yet, so make sure to browse the Kanopy platform through our Online Resources page and select your library card number. Here is a list of social justice titles:

The Talk

Ken Burns the Central Park Five

Race-- the Power of An Illusion

White Like Me

Whose Streets?

Broken on All Sides

If you are unsure about how to use these resources, please navigate to our tutorials, opens a new window for tutorials on using the Hoopla, opens a new window and Kanopy, opens a new window platforms.

Do you have any recommendations for more engrossing documentaries? Please share the titles in the comments below!