Films on Kanopy

Watch endless free content on our Kanopy video streaming service, including indie films, documentaries and courses.

Kanopy gives you free access to thousands of indie films, short animations, documentaries and courses, as well as Kanopy for Kids service.

Looking to stream free films, documentaries and courses in your browser? Visit the Kanopy website.  

How it works

Your library card gives you free access to the Kanopy app, which allows you to stream indie films, documentaries and courses to your phone, tablet and directly to some smart TVs.

You can also stream in your browser (such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox) from the Kanopy website. If your smart TV doesn’t have the Kanopy app, you can stream to a TV using a device such as a Chromecast.

Get started

All you need is your library card number. Apply for a library card now — we can get a number to you within a couple of working days.

You can start using Kanopy through:

  • Downloading the Kanopy app from the iOS App Store
  • Downloading the Kanopy app from the Google Play store
  • Visiting the Kanopy website
  • Using the Kanopy app on your smart TV or streaming to your TV with a device such as a Chromecast

The quickest way is to install the app on your device or smart TV. Search for “Kanopy” in the iOS, Google Play or your smart TV app stores and follow the instructions.

Step by step instructions

We have these step by step instructions. If you get stuck, don’t worry. Our customer service team can help:

Setting up on a smart phone or tablet
Setting up on a computer
Using Kanopy
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