Kanopy is a video streaming service for “thoughtful entertainment.” It has more than 33,000 films including the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, independent films, foreign language films, and documentaries. Kanopy Kids includes shows from PBS and Weston Woods. With your library card number and email you can stream Kanopy through a web browser or use the Kanopy apps for phones, tablets, and TV devices. Any number of users who can watch the same film at once, so you’ll never have to wait on a holds list.
How it works (play credits)
On each new month your account starts with 10 play credits. A credit is subtracted when you view 5 seconds of a video. That credit permits you to view the same video an unlimited number of times in 72 hours (three days). No play credits are subtracted for Kanopy Kids content or The Great Courses, however.
Public Screening Rights
Teachers and community groups take note: Kanopy has acquired licenses to show most of their films in a public event. You can even market with the films’ original promotional art. While viewing the details of a film, click SHOW MORE and look for this “public performance rights” stamp.
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