What is Kanopy?
Kanopy is a streaming video service that you can access at home with your KFPL membership. It focuses on critically-acclaimed movies, documentaries, independent films, classic cinema, foreign films and more. You can enjoy the collection on your TV mobile phone, tablets or online.
Signing up for Kanopy
To access Kanopy, you will need to create an account using your KFPL Library Card Number and PIN.
- Go to www.kanopy.com/signup and click on “Find Your Library" under the public library section.
- Type your library name and select it from the list, or search for a library near you using your city name or zip code.
- Enter your library card number and your PIN and click Continue. If you have trouble adding your library card, you can review common errors when adding your library card information to your account on the Kanopy Help website.
- Complete the signup process by creating your Kanopy account. Your account can be created using your Google or Facebook login, or can be done directly on Kanopy using your email address and password. Your password will need to be at least 6 characters.
- After creating your account, you’ll receive a verification email in your inbox. Click on the link in this email to verify your email address. You're ready to start watching! Click on Watch Now on the welcome screen to start browsing.
You can access Kanopy through a variety of apps and devices, from your smartphone to your directly on your TV.
Find out more about watching Kanopy on your favourite device on the Mobile & TV Apps page of the Kanopy Help website.
Monthly View Limits
Each month you are able to view 3 titles per month. In Kanopy terms, these are called "play credits":
A play credit will be used once at least 5 seconds of a video has been played. Once a play credit is logged, you will have a full 3 days (72 hours) to watch the video as many times as you would like without using another play credit, even if a new month starts and your credits reset.
Some content on Kanopy, such as the Kanopy Kids section and The Great Course, do not require play credits. Though there may be other limits placed on this content.
For more information and technical help, you can consult the Kanopy Help website.