Video Streaming







    Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Kanopy includes children's films with its subdivision Kanopy Kids.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    In order to use Kanopy, you are required to have a valid Lincoln Public Library card and a pin number. Don't know your pin number? Please go to and reset your pin number. If you are having difficulty creating a Kanopy account, please call the Reference Desk at 333-2422, ext. 22.

    1. How many titles can I watch?

    You can watch a maximum of 10 videos per month. You will receive 10 play credits every month. Once you press play on a video, you will automatically use one (1) play credit. 

    Once you press play on a video, you will have 3 days to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit. If you would like to watch the same video after the 3 days have passed, you will use up another play credit.

    Play credits reset on the 1st of the month.

    2. How can I keep track of my videos?

    You can track your viewing activity by clicking on your username in the upper right hand corner of the screen and selecting Viewing History.

    3. Can I create my own video lists?

    You can save titles to watch at a later date by clicking on +My List. You can access the +MyList option by either hovering over the title, or clicking on the title, either way will work. Titles are then added to your Watchlist. You can see your saved titles by clicking on your username at the top of the page and then My Watchlist.

    4. What devices can you use to watch videos?

    You can watch videos on a computer or mobile device using a web browser.

    You will need an internet connection to watch videos on Kanopy. Films cannot be downloaded to a computer or device; they only stream through the internet.

    5. Can you stream to your television?

    Kanopy is compatible with the streaming services, Roku. Other alternatives to stream to your television include:

    • Apple TV
    • Samsung Smart TV
    • Chromecast using an Android/Google device
    • Connecting your computer to your television via HDMI

    6. Can visually impaired users access the films?

    Yes, Kanopy's website and video player are both fully compatible with all screen readers on desktop browsers, as well as with iOS and Android devices.

    7. Can I show these movies legally to a crowd?

    Kanopy does include noncommercial public performance rights for library borrowers. Educators are invited to show Kanopy films in class!

    8. Need more help?

    Visit Kanopy's Help Center.