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Kanopy - Showing Now at a (Home) Theater Near You

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What's Kanopy?

We are happy to introduce, Kanopy - our newest streaming service. Kanopy offers “thoughtful entertainment” including selections from Criterion, PBS, and The Great Courses. With a collection of  over 30,000 films, you can stream from the web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku.



How does it work?

Kanopy is available for streaming via the web (TV, movies) or through the Kanopy app. Here is the list of supported devices. Kanopy requires all users to create an account before using the service. Don’t have a library card? Get one here.

  1. Navigate to metrolibrary.org/kanopy
  2. Click Sign up in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Create an account by linking Facebook, Google, or creating a new Kanopy account.

    Note: members under 13 must have an adult’s permission to register
  4. If registering a new account, you will receive an email with a verification link.
  5. Once you receive the email, you will be prompted to enter your library card.



Important Information

Creating an account allows for 6 film checkouts per month. Once a film is checked out it can be viewed any number of times for the next 3 days. The film allotment resets on the 1st of the month.


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