The Kanopy app is shown open on both a smartphone and a laptop

You can stream thousands of films for free with Kanopy, a streaming service free for Wichita Public Library cardholders. Kanopy is a service that provides public libraries and universities with ad-free films and series that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablet and online.

These aren't your typical mainstream films. Kanopy empowers viewers to enjoy thoughtful entertainment, including critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. You will also receive access to The Great Courses and Kanopy Kids.

Where to Watch Kanopy

You can access Kanopy on a desktop or laptop computer plus the following devices and platforms:


  • Apple TV
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • AndroidTV
  • FireTV
  • Samsung

Phone & Tablet

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android
  • Fire Tablet

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy's dedication to thoughtful entertainment includes educational and engaging videos for children of all ages. Browse Kanopy Kids and discover the videos that spark children's imaginations.

Browse Kanopy Kids

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.

  • No. Kanopy is an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablets and online.

  • Your Wichita Public Library purchased a subscription to Kanopy covering all associated costs so you can watch for free!

  • Kanopy is only available through libraries, so you need to have a library card to watch Kanopy. You can sign up with your library card number. You will also need an email address.

  • Go to wichitalibrary.kanopy.com/signup and enter your library card number. Follow the simple instructions to create your Kanopy account using your email address or Facebook/Google login. If you have questions about signing up, call (316) 261-8500 during regular business hours and ask for a tech trainer.

  • Kanopy has monthly borrowing limits using a system of credits. Each month, you have 7 credits to watch movies and series. You can also check out 2 Great Courses titles with 30 days to view them. Unused credits do not roll over.

    With Kanopy Kids, you have unlimited plays.

  • Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social-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. Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on kids ages 2-8. Parents can implement parental controls to enable them to stay within the dedicated Kanopy Kids area for age-appropriate content.

  • Kanopy's content team is always looking for thoughtful films to add to its platform that tells stories about who we are and the world around us. New content is added regularly.

  • In a web browser, you can navigate to wichitalibrary.kanopy.com/category/915 to see the full selection of lectures you can watch through The Great Courses. Remember: you get to watch two courses per month.

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