Kanopy

Stream over 30,000 films on Kanopy! This new video streaming service offered by Anne Arundel County Public Library gives you access to festival, indie and world cinema from award-winning filmmakers around the world. Finds films on every subject imaginable, as well as educational content from The Great Courses and PBS, and a selection of must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection. To get started:

  • Visit AACPL's Kanopy page and click the "sign up" button in the top right.
  • Create a unique login with your email address and a password. Note: You will be asked to confirm that you are 13 or older.
  • A confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided.
  • Once you've confirmed your email, you'll be asked to enter your library card number. You'll only need to do this once.
    • Kanopy Films are not accessible with SAIL Student Cards, but students over the age of 13 can visit the library website to get a card with full borrowing privileges. 
  • Once you've entered your library card number, you're ready to watch!
  • Need help? For library card number or PIN requests, please contact us. For questions about the Kanopy platform or apps, please visit the Kanopy Help Center. If the Kanopy Help Center does not provide the help you need, please contact Kanopy's support via email at support@kanopy.com.

Kanopy - Thoughtful Entertainment

About Kanopy:

  • Library card holders can borrow up to 10 movies per month from Kanopy.
  • Once borrowed, you can view the movie an unlimited number of times within a 72 hour period.
  • Titles are always available -- no wait times!
  • Kanopy does include noncommercial public performance rights for library borrowers. Educators are invited to show Kanopy films in class!
  • Desktop browsers supported by Kanopy.
  • You can watch Kanopy films via their website, or through apps available for iOS, Android, Apple TV, and Roku..
  • Kanopy is also compatible for hearing (with captions and transcripts) and visually-impaired customers (compatible with technologies such as JAWS).