New at WPL: Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming movie service – similar to paid products like Netflix or CraveTV – and it is now available at WPL!

On Kanopy, there’s a mix of Canadian films, Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries and international movies. Plus, there’s Kanopy Kids! Browsing is easy, with helpful categories like Most Popular, Canadian Filmakers and Feel Good watches. There’s something for everyone and it’s all free for WPL members.

You can watch Kanopy movies on your computer or you can download the app to any smart device or smart TV.

Signing up for an account is easy. Access Kanopy on our Digital Library. Create an account with your library card number and email address. Each WPL cardholder can borrow/stream up to 7 movies every 30 days, with the 30 day period starting when the first movie is borrowed.

The borrowing system for Kanopy Kids is different than Kanopy. If one movie is borrowed/ streamed from Kanopy Kids, the cardholder then has access to the entire Kanopy Kids collection for 30 days. That means you can watch and re-watch as many Kanopy Kids titles as you’d like within the 30 day period. Using Kanopy Kids does not use one of the cardholders 7 borrows/ streams from regular Kanopy.

IMPORTANT! 30-Day Trail Period

Kanopy has granted Waterloo Public Library a free trial period, ending May 22nd, before WPL’s annual subscription begins. Once the trial period is over, all accounts that were created will need to be recreated.

This means that on May 22nd, any information a customer has added to their Kanopy account, like viewing history or to-be-watched lists, will be automatically erased.

If you have any questions about Kanopy, just ask us.