Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. Founded in 2008, Kanopy was established to provide academic institutions with essential films that foster learning and conversation. In 2016, Kanopy expanded its services to public libraries and now delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films, available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet. 

Do you know that the Orem Public Library provides access to Kanopy for every cardholder? Each month your account receives 14 tickets that you can use to stream content. You can watch on a phone, tablet, or computer. Streaming is available via Roku, Chromecast, and a number of Smart TVs too.

In addition to award-winning films and documentaries, you also have access to additional content.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social and emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that ranges across movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action, and animated favorites.

Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages two and up, with a focus on kids ages 2-8. Parents can also choose to implement parental controls to enable them to stay within the dedicated Kanopy Kids area for age-appropriate content.

The Great Courses Library Collection 

Wanting to continue learning and developing new skills outside of a classroom? The Great Courses Library Collection is a highly-acclaimed lecture series taught by award-winning experts and professors from respected institutions. Each course also includes a supplementary course guidebook. The included courses cover many subject areas, including:

  • Economics & Finance
  • Food & Wine
  • Health, Fitness & Nutrition
  • History
  • Hobby & Leisure
  • Literature & Language
  • Mathematics
  • Music & Fine Arts
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Professional & Personal Growth
  • Science
  • Travel

From professional skills to life skills, ancient history to literature, there is a course for every life-long learner.

BBC Studios

Looking for the best of British programming? You can access BBC Studios content through Kanopy. You will find a wide range of comedies, thrillers, dramas, and science fiction selections that are available as feature-length films or TV series. With more content being added all the time, be sure to check back often.

In addition, Kanopy gathers curated collections for viewers to browse. In February you can choose from Romantic Comedies for Valentine’s Day, Reel Romance, and Black History Month.

You can even participate in Kanopy’s First Big Movie Watch! From February 5-19, 2024 you can  watch What’s Love Got to Do With It  ticket-free on Kanopy, then chat about it via the discussion board on the site.

Check out Kanopy today or stop by the library for more information.

Written by Julie H. (Cataloging & Digital Services)