Kanopy

Stream independent films, documentaries, classic films, Great Courses, Milestone Films, world cinema, kids' educational programming, and kids' movies (with Common Sense Media ratings). Learn about the upcoming update to the web platform!

Important details
  • Watch up to 20 films per month. Play credits reset on the 1st of the month. 
  • Take up to 3 days to watch each film.
  • The collection will change as Kanopy adds and deletes material. FVRL does not select Kanopy content.

Some other things to know:

  • You can view your borrowing history from a web browser, but not from the apps at present.
  • To more easily find titles you wish to watch or have already borrowed, add them to your Watchlist.
  • The mobile version of the Kanopy app includes a menu option to Continue Watching any videos you have started but not completed. If a video is not currently checked out by you, tapping to Continue Watching will use one of your monthly borrowing credits.
Get started today!
  1. Create an account with an email and password of your choice.
  2. Verify your email and enter your card number and PIN to complete sign-up.
  3. Download the appropriate app for your device, or use it in your web browser.
  4. Borrow and enjoy!
  5. Find Help if you need it.
Learn about Kanopy Kids

Kanopy also offers children's movies, shows, and educational programs through Kanopy Kids.

  • When you open Kanopy, select "Go to Kanopy Kids."
  • Unlimited borrowing and viewing is allowed in Kanopy Kids.
  • You can set parental controls, so young viewers stay in the Kanopy Kids area.
  • Learn more about Kanopy Kids!