The USA University Libraries support the University’s teaching, research, and scholarship missions by providing access to high-quality resources for the entire USA campus. Kanopy offers access to more than 30,000 film titles on a film-by-film licensing system and is extremely popular across the university; it is also expensive.
In order to control costs while also continuing to provide access to Kanopy content, the USA University Libraries has begun evaluating some requests for access to films not already licensed through Kanopy using the following criteria.
Preference will be given to films that will be used:
Titles from the Libraries' top 15 providers will continue to be available without the user having to request them, but attempts to access titles from other suppliers will provider the user with the message that "This title is not yet available at your library." To get access to these films, the accompanying request form needs to be filled out; it comes to the USA librarians who will evaluate the request and purchase the title if funds are available. The requestor will be notified of the decision to purchase or not purchase a title and will be informed when the title will be available for access.
These are the top 15 providers in Kanopy. Films from these suppliers will continue to be available without the user having to make a request.
Janus Films (The Criterion Collection)
Kino Lorber Edu
First Run Features
The Great Courses
New Day Films
Media Education Foundation
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Edith Cowan University
Kanopy contains videos across a variety of disciplines. Titles can be found by
Within a video landing page, you can:
By creating a personal account, you can also do the following:
Kanopy content can be discovered by:
Enter keywords, subjects, or video titles
Narrowing Your Search
Kanopy does not provide options to focus results at the search level, but once you get a search results list, that list can be narrowed by choosing a variety of facets.
When you try to watch a film that is not from one of our top 15 providers, you will see the following screen:
Simply fill out the required fields, making sure to include information about why you are requesting the film (for class, for a presentation, for a university sponsored event are some examples), and send it. The request will go to the library and you will be informed as to whether the film was approved for purchase. If approved, you will be notified again when the film becomes available.
In order to create playlists and clips within Kanopy, you first need to create an individual login. To do this:
To create a playlist, login to your account and:
To create a clip: