Welcome to Kanopy!

29 Mar Welcome to Kanopy!

The La Porte County Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Kanopy on April 1!

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides customers with access to over 30,000 films from more than 800 filmmakers. Around 200 to 250 titles are added each month.  Kanopy’s collection is incredibly unique.  Some key film genres include: documentaries, foreign films, learning cinema, local content, cult classics, and films many consider arthouse.  Some of Kanopy’s partners include The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, and Samuel Goldwyn Films. Paramount Classics was added in May 2018.

Kanopy supports more apps than any other streaming service – apps for all major devices such as iOS (iPad, iPhone), Android (Galaxy), Roku, Apple TV, and more.  Films also include embed tools, group showing rights, online comments, social media apps, captions/transcripts, ratings and real-time usage data.  To watch titles specific to children, users should click the Kids link (near the login) to enter the kid-friendly zone of titles.

At this time, Library customers are limited to 10 play credits per month.  A “play credit” is incurred when a customer clicks Play or starts a film.  Once a user play credit is logged, the customer has 3 full days (72 hours) to watch the film for unlimited uses.  A customer can track their existing and past play credits from their user dashboard.

To access Kanopy, customers should visit the site here and log in.  Customers without an account need to create one.  Part of the account creation process involves verifying the email and linking a library card number to the account.  To ensure the best user experience possible, customers should keep their library account active and be in good standing with the library.

Happy movie watching!


~ Submitted by: Michael Sheehan