Can I request a film that is not on Kanopy?

You can request films that are not on Kanopy through the Search & Find service. This is a free service for academic libraries that have a demand for a video that they cannot locate on Kanopy.

How do I submit a search request?

Email with as much information about the film you can (distributor information, IMBD links etc). 

How does the Search process work?

You will be immediately notified that your Search request has been received via an automated email.

The Search team will track down the rights owner and negotiate for rights. We typically ask for 2-3 weeks to process a Search & Find request, although in some instances, we are able to process the request sooner. The timeframe is largely out of our hands and depends very much on the responsiveness of the rights owner. In cases where the rights owner is not responsive, we will close the request after three weeks from receipt of it.

We will aim to provide ongoing updates as we progress the Search request, and you can always email the Search team directly for an immediate update.

Kanopy cannot commit that all requested titles will be added to our platform as in some instances, we are not able to justify the effort involved to source a film if we do not believe it will have a broad enough appeal.

What happens if you source the film?

We do not charge for the this service although if a film does become available, we do encourage you to purchase an upfront license for any titles that are successful in acquiring in a timely manner.

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing

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