Creating a Kanopy account
Note: Academic users are no longer prompted to create a Kanopy account when accessing Kanopy from a browser. Academic users can browse their institution's Kanopy collection, watch films, and view playlists in their browser without creating a Kanopy account.
A Kanopy account allows you to use a watchlist to keep track of films you want to watch, easily continue watching films you started, create and share playlists, and use Kanopy's TV and mobile apps. With an account, you can also add multiple library memberships to access play credits and a wider variety of films.
If you're a student or professor accessing Kanopy through an academic institution in a web browser, creating a Kanopy account is optional. You can use Kanopy as a visitor to watch films and access playlists through links provided to you, and you can create an account to use other Kanopy features if you'd like.
Academic users can create an account with these steps:
- Open your institution's Kanopy homepage in a web browser. (You may be prompted to log in with your university credentials.)
- Select the account menu in the top-right corner, then select Create an account.
- Enter your name, email address, and password, then click Sign up. Or, sign up with an existing Apple or Google account.
You'll be taken to your institution's Kanopy homepage, where you can now access the full menu of Kanopy features.
Public library users
Public library patrons are required to create an account as part of the setup process. Learn how to create an account with your public library card.