Kanopy is a video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app. The services enable public library and state library members to browse and view more than 30,000 films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films and Madman Entertainment.
Borrowing limit: Four films or documentaries a month.
Reserves: As there is simultaneous access there is no need to reserve titles. However you can create a watchlist, i.e save films you want to watch later.
Loan period: Once selected, each film may be viewed, paused, finished and rewatched over a 72 hour period.
To access Kanopy: Connect via the website.
To create a Kanopy account: Select sign up (top right corner) and enter in relevant information, i.e. name, email address and password. A verification link will be sent to your email. Click on this link and log in using your Victoria Park Library card and pin number.
If you do not currently have a pin number please contact the library and ask staff to assign one to your membership details.
To watch on a computer: Stream movies and TV shows online from your web browser.
To watch on a device: Kanopy has an app for both iOS and Android-based devices. Download Kanopy from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
Alternatively connect to the website via your device's web browser, then stream movies and TV shows online using your device.
You can also access Kanopy via Roku, Apple TV, HDMI cable or ChromeCast.
For troubleshooting and support, visit the Kanopy's help page.