Contact(s)

Julie Manczak
eLibrarian
7 Minerva St. E.
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1W3

Phone: 705-789-5232 X3404


Email Julie
Huntsville Public Library

Kanopy 

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer hundreds of classic films and documentaries from renowned directors such as Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Laurence Olivier and many more. Most films include closed captions and transcripts and are always available for streaming on your computer, phone or tablet.

What you need

  • A valid Huntsville Public Library card
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • An account at Kanopy
  • The Kanopy app for iOS or Android (for watching movies on your phone or tablet)

Create a Kanopy account

To create an account:

  1. Go to Kanopy and select Sign up. Enter your first and last name, email address and a password of your choice. Click on Sign up.
  2. Check for an email from Kanopy and click the link to confirm your account. This will return you to Kanopy's website.
  3. Enter your library card number and click Save.

By signing up for an account, you are confirming that you are 18 years of age or older.

Watch movies on a computer

  1. Access Kanopy from a computer by entering the email address and password you used to create your account.
  2. Select Go beside Huntsville Public Library to get started.
  3. Browse by category or subject or search for movies you want to watch.

Watch movies on a phone or tablet using the Kanopy app

  1. Once the app is downloaded, click on Log in.
  2. Enter the email address and password you used to create your account.
  3. Select Go beside Huntsville Public Library, then Continue.
  4. Browse by category or subject or search for movies you want to watch.

A wireless connection is required to stream movies. Under Settings in the app, make sure that Cellular Data is turned off; using cellular data is not recommended as it can use up your data very quickly. If you are streaming with cellular data, make sure the Video Quality is set to Basic which will use less data. Wireless internet access is available at the Huntsville Public Library.

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