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Kanopy offers more than 30,000 films, including critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more.

  • Use the Kanopy app on all your devices, including desktop computers, mobile devices and Smart TVs, including Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, and more.
  • Choose from critically-acclaimed films and tv series, international cinema and compelling documentaries
  • Explore Kanopy Kids, a curated educational and entertainment collection just for children, complete with parental controls
  • 30 tickets per month

Getting started with Kanopy:

  • To create your account, visit kanopy.com and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Enter your library card number and pin (usually the last four digits of your phone number)
  • Create an account using your preferred email
  • Begin streaming!

Hoopla App

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Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. 

  • Enjoy ebooks, comics, audiobooks, tv shows and movies using the hoopla app
  • 10 checkouts per month
  • Borrowed titles will automatically be returned when your lending period is over.
  • No holds or waitlists!  Every title is always available.

Getting started with hoopla

Get started with Hoopla: 

  • Register for a Hoopla account by visiting hoopladigital.com or using the Hoopla app on your iOS or Android mobile device.
  • You will need to provide an email address, create a password, and have your library account information ready.  
  • Get started by selecting Browse on your computer or, in the app, selecting a format (Audiobooks, Comics, eBooks, Movies, Music, or Television) that you would like to explore. You can also search for a specifi­c title by clicking on the Search box or magnifying glass and typing in your title or keyword. 
  • To borrow a title, click on the title and then click the Borrow button.   
  • Your borrowed titles can be played right after borrowing, and can be found under the My hoopla tab for viewing/listening. Enjoy your selected titles! 
  • Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over.  
  • There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees.   
  • If you need additional help, visit the help section on the Hoopla mobile app, or click on the Help link found at the bottom of hoopladigital.com. 

Kanopy & Kanopy Kids

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More than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, and more. 

  • Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, and  a wide array of foreign language films and films on social issues and current affairs.
  • Kanopy Kids offers educational and entertainment videos for children of all ages.
  • Titles are always available – No hold lists!
  • You must have an internet connection to stream Kanopy films.  Downloading is not available at this time.
  • The loan period is 72 hours (3 days).   Cardholders may stream 10 Kanopy titles per month.
  • Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku, or by visiting www.kanopy.com to sign up.
  • Search all titles through the app or your computer.  You will not see them in the Library catalog or in your online Library account.

More information on how to use Kanopy

The Library also offers Hoopla movies / television programs.  How do the two services differ?

  • Hoopla offers more popular entertainment and allows downloading of programs for viewing offline.  (Hoopla also offers music, eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.)
  • Kanopy features more documentaries and educational content, as well as more independent and classic films.
  • Kanopy always requires an internet connection to stream content (no downloading at this time).
  • Urbana cardholders may check out 10 Kanopy titles each month and 10 items from Hoopla each month.