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Getting Started:

Kanopy1. Go to the Library's Website or bookmark

2. Click Continue

3. Click Sign-up in the top right corner.

4. Enter your name, email address and create a password of your choice. It must have at least 6 characters. Click Sign up.

5. Go to your email account, locate the email from Kanopy, and click Verify My Email. This will take you back to the Kanopy website.

6. Click Library Card

7. Enter your Library Card number and PIN.

8. Start watching videos!

In the future, you will log in using your email address and the password you created. You only need your Library Card number and PIN for the initial setup.


How many titles can I watch?: 
7 films per month, with play credits resetting on the 1st of each month. Once you press play on a video, you will automatically use one (1) play credit.  

Do I have to place titles on hold?
Films are always available - no holds required!

What is the loan period?
After clicking Play, you have 3 days to watch the film as many times you like without using another play credit.

Can I download movies to watch offline?
No. Kanopy movies may only be streamed.

Is there an app for Kanopy?
Yes! You can stream films from Roku, iOS, Apple TV, and Android devices using the free Kanopy app, downloaded from your device's app store.

App Kanopy for Apple Devices Kanopy for Android Devices

Can I watch Kanopy movies on my TV?
In addition to the apps for Roku and Apple TV, you may also be able to cast Kanopy films to your TV via Chromecast or AirPlay (or even by connecting your device via HDMI

Need more help? Visit Kanopy's Help Center.