1. Overview

Consider yourself a film buff? Enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award winning foreign films on your TV, mobile phone, tablet and online with Kanopy. There is Kanopy for the kids too.


2. Getting started

3. User guide

  1. Visit the Kanopy  or download the app to your device via Google Play or the App store
  2. Sign up to create an account with your library card.


  • You have 10 play credits each month. You have three days to view each film. Play credits reset each month.
  • While use of Kanopy is free, members are responsible for managing their own data.
  • Kids Mode allows parents to lock the platform to ensure younger audiences don’t access the full platform. Kanopy Kids is designed for pre-schoolers and up.
  • Your dashboard tracks your watch list, viewing history and play credits.
  • Most films do not receive an Australian classification due to their non-theatrical release. Guides are available to assist users with their selections. Create clips or playlists to use later. Transcripts and captions are available.