What is Kanopy and how do I get started using the service?

Kanopy is the Library's streaming video service offering popular movies, independent and international films, documentaries, and other educational entertainment. Collections include Criterion, BBC Studios, the Great Courses, PBS, and more.

To get started with Kanopy:

  • Click on https://ccclib.kanopy.com/
  • Click on “Add Library Card” and sign in with your Library card number and your last name as the password. You will be asked to create a Kanopy account using Facebook, Google or an email address. Note: If you use Facebook or Google to log in, you will not be able to use Kanopy's "Forgot Password?" tool for retrieval.
  • Once you create your account and verify your email address, sign in with your Library card number and last name (instead of PIN).

If you are unable to log into your Kanopy account due to a lost or forgotten email and/or password, please contact Kanopy Technical Support

You will get 24 tickets each month to watch films. See the number of tickets and access period for each film next to the play button. Kanopy Kids titles don't use tickets, so you can watch as many kid-friendly titles as you'd like. How tickets work