Kanopy Streaming Films

With library membership, you can access over 30,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, and lecture series from The Great Courses.

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Notice: Starting June 1, patrons will be receiving 5 play credits per month.

With your library card, you will be able to watch up to 8 films per month.

  • Each card holder receives 8 play credits per month. 
  • Each video will use 1 play credit (with the exception of videos from Kanopy Kids and The Great Courses, which don't use play credits). 
  • Pressing play on a video uses a play credit, you will have 3 days to view the video as many times as you like without using another play credit. 
  • Your play credits will reset back to 8 on the first day of each month.

Also from Kanopy:

  • The Great Courses offers you the opportunity to expand your mind from the comfort of home with lectures given by esteemed professors and teachers. You can learn about the history of the ancient world, physics and math, animals, or business! Best part? No homework or exams!
  • Kanopy Kids features videos that can help children learn and grow with a variety of educational and entertaining topics as history, languages, and science. There are movies, TV series, and animated favourites. Learn more about using Kanopy Kids mode

Watch Tutorial or follow the steps below to get started

 

Enjoying Kanopy on a laptop/desktop browser

Signing up for a Kanopy Account

Age

To create a Kanopy Account, you must be over 13 years old. You must have parental/guardian consent if you are under 18.

Privacy 

When you are creating an account, you will be agreeing to the Kanopy’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Visit Kanopy Streaming Films to create your account. 

Select ADD LIBRARY CARD

Enter your barcode number and PIN, select Continue.

Next, enter your name, email address, create a password and select Sign Up. (We recommend using an email address to create your account, rather than a Facebook or Google Account).

Check your email  account for a message from Kanopy (it may appear in your junk mail folder). Click Verify Email, you will be taken back to the Kanopy collection. 

Remember the email address and password that you use, you will use that to sign in to the collection from now on.

 

Click on the Play icon on any movie and enjoy.

Trailers

Trailers are now available to watch so you will be able to know if you will like a movie or series, and decide more easily on how to use your 8 play credits per month!  More trailers to be added throughout the year. 

Notes:

  • Some trailers will be coming from YouTube, these trailers may show ads provided by third-party services and are not endorsed by Kanopy nor the ORL. 
  • Trailers will only be available on the Kanopy website for now, trailers will be rolling out to the Kanopy app in the future.

Technical requirements

The movies play directly on your browser through the internet on your computer. To enjoy the movies, it is suggested that you use the most up to date versions of one of the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

The following computer operating systems are recommended: 

  • Windows 10 
  • MacOS El Capitan and newer

More details on supported desktop browsers and systems from the Kanopy Help site.

 

Enjoying Kanopy on a smartphone or tablet

Download the Kanopy app

The Kanopy is available for free from your App store. Get it for...

Already have a Kanopy Account?

Once the Kanopy app is installed, open it, and swipe through the intro screens to the "Sign up to add your library and start watching" screen.

Tap Already a member? Log in.

Enter the email address and password you are using for your Kanopy Account. 

Tap Log in.

Tap on the Play icon on any movie and enjoy.

 

Creating a Kanopy Account

Age

To create a Kanopy Account, you must be over 13 years old. You must have parental/guardian consent if you are under 18.

Privacy 

When you are creating an account, you will be agreeing to the Kanopy’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Once the Kanopy App is installed, open it, and swipe through the intro screens to the "Sign up to add your library and start watching" screen.

Enter your name, email address, create a password and select Sign Up. (We recommend using an email address to create your account, rather than a Facebook or Google Account).

Check your email  account for a message from Kanopy (it may appear in your junk mail folder). Click Verify Email, you will asked to add a library and enter your library card. 

On the Find Your Library screen, type Okanagan Regional Library, and tap on it from the Suggested Results.

On the Add Library screen, enter you library card number and PIN, and tap Verify.

Tap Start Watching and enjoy!

 

Technical Requirements

You can watch movies on the Kanopy App on the following smartphone and tablets. Select the links below for more details on your device, from the Kanopy Help site.

A Wi-Fi connection is strongly recommended. 

You can turn off Cellular Data usage in Settings.

  • Tap on the three-line menu icon  in the top left corner of the app screen to slide out the menu.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Under the Cellular Data label, switch the option to 'Allow data usage for video playback" to off.

Need Further Help?

Check out the Help page available on the Kanopy website.

Get in touch with the ORL:

Call us at 1-844-649-8127.

OR

Email help@orl.bc.ca, in your email please include any error message you’ve received, type of operating system you are on (e.g. Windows, Mac) and the type of device you are using (e.g. tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac).

 

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