Kanopy website features

Kanopy's website is designed to make it easy to find and watch films you'll love.

Here’s an overview of the Kanopy website features.


In the top navigation bar of your library’s Kanopy website, you'll find tabs for browsing, searching, and account management.

Searching and browsing

After you search for a keyword or title, select a suggested search above the results to see related titles. Use the filters in the column on the left to refine your search.

The Browse menu lets you pick from currently featured categories and genres.

Continue Watching shelf

Find titles that you’ve started watching on your Continue Watching shelf, located both on the homepage and on the My Lists page. My Lists also includes your watchlist and custom playlists.

Play credit counter (public libraries only)

You can see how many play credits you have left (out of your monthly total) using the play credit counter near the top-right corner. Hover over the play credit counter to see more information.

Time remaining indicator

Titles with 48 or 72 hour viewing periods display the number of hours remaining until your play credit expires.

Closed captions and live transcript tool

Select the CC icon to enable closed captions or subtitles while watching a film. Or, click the enable transcripts button to bring up a live transcript that allows for easy excerpting.

Account menu

The account menu is where you can manage your account, link other devices to your account, and find support.


You can edit your account details, add or remove library memberships, and set up parental controls under My Account.

account menu with 'my account' highlighted
Updated: 21 August 2023 04:09 PM

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