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Your Ticket to the World’s Finest Cinema

You now have access to one of the largest and most unique film collections in the world.

With over 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from over hundreds of producers, Kanopy includes The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

You’ll find an amazing array of foreign language films and films on race and LGBT issues as well. Even better (and a game changer for educators): Kanopy videos include public performance rights*!

Kanopy’s motto is “thoughtful entertainment” and aims to provide you with access to films of unique social and cultural (not just entertainment) value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere. Kanopy’s films are also compatible for the hearing (with captions and transcripts) and visually impaired (compatible with technologies such as JAWS).


Kanopy service is free with a library card.
Start watching now—right here at


*Viewing films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (i.e. no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

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  1. Charlotte says:

    There doesn’t seem to be a way to sign into Kanopy with my library card…the link in the paragraph, above, leads to a Sign in that allows for google or facebook or a whole new registration, but not an existing library card, and the link in the image just leads to the image…

  2. Heather Kearns says:

    Hi, Charlotte! If you type in it should take you to the sign-in page here: LEt us know if that doesn’t work. I’ll also add the link to the article. Thanks for pointing this out! —Heather

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