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

From 15 April, OverDrive are removing their support for the Libby and Kanopy apps on older Android operating systems. This will unfortunately mean these two apps will not work on Android devices with the 7.1.0 operating system or earlier from this date.

Customers with devices running Android OS 7.1.0 or earlier will need to update their operating system or switch to another supported device to continue using these services. Read the full announcement.

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

Watch films for free on Kanopy. Browse the Kanopy library and find indie films, documentaries, courses and more.
Kanopy works on PCs, iOS and Android devices, smart TVs and casting servcies like Chromecast.

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:

Setting up Kanopy on your tablet, phone, PC or eReader.

If you get stuck, don’t worry. Our customer service team can help: