Get Inspired with Kanopy!

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What Is Kanopy?

     Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kids favorites.  We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library access to thoughtful entertainment.  


How Can I Watch Kanopy?

     You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone at the Apple App Store and Android on Google Play.  You can also access Kanopy on your desktop and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.


How To Create An Account

  • To get started, visit and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Enter your library card credentials
  • Create an account using your preferred e-mail
  • Begin Streaming!


Answers To Questions You Might Have About The Service

Q: Can I watch Kanopy on my television?

A: Yes, if you have a compatible device. Kanopy is available on AppleTV and AirPlay, Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Telstra TV, and Chromecast. The Kanopy app is also available on iOS, Android Devices, and the Amazon Fire tablet.


Q: What are play credits and how many do I receive through my library?

A: Play credit are used to play videos on Kanopy.  You will receive 5 play credit per month through the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.  Each video will use 1 play credit each with the exception of those in Kanopy Kids. 


Q: How many play credits do movies and documentaries use?                     

A: Most videos use one play credit. A credit free viewing shelf is sometimes available on the homepage. Videos can be watched without using a play credit while they’re on the shelf.


Q: How many play credits do television series use?

A: Some series (A&E, History Channel) require only one play credit per season. Other series may use a play credit for each episode.


Q:  How many play credits does content for kids use?

A:  You will have unlimited access to kids’ content. You will not use play credits when you view these materials.


Q: How does access to The Great Courses work?

A: You will have access to one Great Courses series per month, and this will not count towards your credit usage. Once you press play on any title in a series, you will have access to that entire series for a 30-day window of time. You will not be able to start a new series until the next month.


Q:  I am all out of play credits. When will I have more?

A:  Play credits reset at midnight on the first day of each month.


Q: If I don’t use my play credits this month, will I have double the play credits next month?

A: No. Unfortunately, unused play credits do not roll over into the next month.


Q: I have a $10 bill on my library account. Can I still use Kanopy?

A: Blocked accounts will not be able to access Kanopy content until you are once again in active status. Accounts with $5 or more in fees are in blocked status.


Q: How long do I have to view a video once I use a play credit?

A: Each video is available for 48 or 72 hours, depending on the title, and can be viewed as many times as you want within that time period.


Q: Can I show Kanopy videos at a library program?

A: Most titles on Kanopy include Public Performance Rights (PPR) with no additional cost and can be shown in any program that doesn’t charge admission. Kanopy provides a PPR filter and PPR icon to make it easier to find qualifying titles.