Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. Kanopy delivers a collection of 30,000+ enriching films, available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet using your DeKalb County library card. With diverse content like documentaries, Criterion Collection films, The Great Courses and content for kids, Kanopy is on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to enriching films that bridge cultural boundaries, spark discussion, and expand worldviews.
Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid favorites. They partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to provide ad-free viewing for DeKalb County Library cardholders.
Play credits are used to play videos on Kanopy. You will receive 5 play credits per month through Dekalb County Public Library. Each video will use 1 play credit each with the exception of those in Kanopy Kids. Once you press play on a video and a play credit has been used, you will have 3 days to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit. Your play credits will reset back to 5 on the 1st day of each month.
Getting started is easy! Click here to enter your library card information. Follow the simple instructions to create your Kanopy account using your email address or Facebook/Google login and then start watching.
Kanopy Kids is our collection of enriching, educational and entertaining movies and shows just for kids. Once a user clicks play on any title in the Kanopy Kids collection, they have access to all titles in this collection for the next 30 days — no play credits required! Click here to check out Kanopy Kids.
Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on Kids age 2 – 8. Parents can also choose to implement parental controls to enable them to stay within the dedicated Kanopy Kids area for age-appropriate content.
Type “Great Courses” into the search bar to find a list of courses available, or click here for the full list. You may watch up to 2 Great Courses titles per month — no credits required!
Unlocking a Great Courses title provides you with access to all of the individual videos within the course. Because of their size, Great Courses titles check out for 30 days.
You’re in luck! Kanopy also makes a limited number of titles available each month for credit-free viewing. You can view a list of these titles by searching for “credit-free viewing” or clicking here.