Love movies, documentaries, and educational videos? Want to watch critically-acclaimed films and TV series from around the globe? Log in with your library card and enjoy Kanopy's diverse catalog with new titles added every month.
To sign up for Kanopy, click here (https://oaklandlibrary.kanopy.com/)
What is Kanopy?
Kanopy is a video-streaming service that provides thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films, documentaries, instructional videos, and more on Kanopy.
To use this service, you will need:
- Your library card number and pin
- An email address
- A digital device (desktop computers are available at all branch locations, laptops can also be used at Dimond Branch and Chromebooks at Martin Luther King Jr. & Piedmont Ave. Branches)
- Internet access (wifi is available at all OPL locations)
- An internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. -and/or-
- Kanopy app for other digital devices (Android/iPhone+iPad/Kindle's Fire Tablet/Roku)
To sign up for Kanopy:
- Click here (https://oaklandlibrary.kanopy.com/).
- On the top right corner of the page, click Sign Up
- Enter your information -or- log in using Facebook
- An email from firstname.lastname@example.org will be sent to the email account you used to sign up. Click on the Watch Kanopy Now! link.
- When you see this screen, it's showtime!
- Watch up to 4 films per month
- 3 days to watch each film (you can watch as many times as you'd like)
- Your credits restart on the 1st of the month
- Kanopy works on any device with internet access.
For access to our other video-streaming services, check out Overdrive and hoopla's movies and television shows. You can also access Kanopy and our other digital services through our Online Services page.