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Kanopy -

Stream thoughtful and entertaining classic films, world cinema, documentaries, and popular movies.

Good to Know

  • You have four play credits (borrows) each month. Limits reset on the first of each month. Unused play credits do not roll over to the next month.
  • You have three days to watch a film and you can watch it as many times as you'd like in that time.
  • Films are automatically returned after that time.
  • Kanopy Kids collection allows for unlimited viewing for all Kids films for 30 days after first play.
  • No holds or waitlists.
  • Available as an app and through your Smart TV.

Getting Started

  1. Go to the Library's Kanopy website. If you are offsite, you will need to enter your Library Card number and PIN.
  2. Create a Kanopy account using your email address and creating a password. The first time you create your account, a verification email will go to the email address you provided. Once you click on the link sent to the provided email address, you will need to add your Library Card number and PIN.
  3. You must be 18 years of age to sign up for an account or if you are under the age of 18, you may use the service only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian. Please see Kanopy's Terms of Use for more information.
  4. If you've already created an account, log in using the email and password you provided. You can then search, browse, or select a film from the curated collections to watch.
  5. Your play credits display on the top right corner of the screen. It is not considered a play until you begin to watch the selected film.

Download the App or Watch on your Smart TV

Kanopy is available for iOS 9.0 and later, Android 4.3 or higher.

Create a Kanopy account using your email address and creating a password. The first time you create your account, a verification email will go to the email address you provided. Once you click on the link sent to the provided email address, you will need to add your Library Card number and PIN.

You can then search, browse, or select a film from the curated collections to watch.

If you have a Smart TV, you can use Kanopy as an app, or by connecting your computer to your television via HDMI.

Need Help?

You can check out Kanopy's Help Page for the most common problems and solutions.

Call us at 519-661-4600 during Library hours or send us your questions to info@lpl.ca.

Privacy and Terms of Use

Kanopy is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the London Public Library. For more information, please read their Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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