Getting Started with Kanopy

Kanopy offers a large collection of high quality films and documentaries from art-house classics to world cinema, all available to play on your PC, phone, tablet and digital media player.

You can stream up to 4 films per month.  At the top right-hand side of page, you will see a “play credit tracker” that will alert you of how many play credits you have remaining. 

You will notice that some films have unlimited access and do not count against your 4 play credits.  These are mostly films that are from the Criterion Collection.  We are happy to continue to offer unlimited access to these.   

Once you start playing a film, you will have access to it for 72 hours. 

All films include closed captions.  Transcripts are also available.

How to I access Kanopy for the first time?

We strongly advise that you read Kanopy’s Terms and Privacy Policy before you sign up for an account.

To access Kanopy, go to our website and click on the link. 

Click on “Don’t have an Account yet?” and then fill out the required fields including your email address.

Go to your inbox and open the message from Kanopy to confirm your email address.

You will be directed to a page where it will ask you to enter your library card and PIN. 

Does Kanopy have an app?

Yes.  A list of supported devices is available on their website.

Can I download Kanopy videos?

Not at this time.  You must have an active internet connection.  Using your phone’s data plan to stream videos on Kanopy is not recommended.

What if I have more questions?

Please consult Kanopy’s help page

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