Discover a world of free content with Kanopy

Why Kanopy?

Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries such as the Fond du Lac Public Library. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. 

To use Kanopy, visit You'll need to enter your library card information and create a Kanopy account. We recommend doing this in a web browser, but you can also set up your account in the Kanopy app for iOS or Android.

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Watch Kanopy Anywhere:

  • On your mobile device: Download the Kanopy mobile app on supported mobile devices, including iPhones/iPads, Android devices, and Kindle Fire tablets
  • On your television: Kanopy also is available on Smart TVs, including Android TV with Android 4.4+, Apple TV with tvOS 10.2+, Fire TV with FireOS 5+, Roku with RokuOS 7.7.0+, Samsung TV with Tizen 2.3+, and Telstra TV (any model)
  • On your computer: Watch in web browsers: If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or Chromebook, you can use Kanopy in your web browser at We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge.

Enjoy 5 Free Credits Each Month:

  • Each month, you receive five free viewing credits 
  • Your play credits reset on the first day of each month at midnight, and unused play credits don't roll over to the next month.
  • When you log in to Kanopy, you'll see the play credit counter in the top-right corner of the homepage. The counter displays your remaining play credits out of your monthly total.
  • A film uses a play credit once you start it. Many films have a 48 or 72 hour viewing period, and you can watch the film as many times as you like during the viewing period without using another play credit.
  • Some series, like those from A&E and The History Channel, require only one play credit to access an entire season for one viewing period (48 or 72 hours). Other series require a play credit for each episode you watch. You can see how a series uses play credits in the Kanopy mobile app. If "Playlist" appears at the top of the title details page, only one play credit is required to access the entire series or season for one viewing period. If "Collection" appears at the top of the title details page, each episode will use a play credit.

Some Content Doesn't Require a Credit to Watch:

  • Kanopy Kids titles: You have unlimited plays for videos in the Kanopy Kids section.
  • The Great Courses series: The Great Courses series don't use play credits, but viewers will be limited to 5 of the Great Courses per month.
    • Note: If you reach your series limit, you won't be able to start a new series until next month, but you can continue to watch any series you've already started.
  • Credit-Free Viewing titles: You'll sometimes see a "Credit-Free Viewing" shelf on the Kanopy homepage. These titles can be watched without using a play credit as long as they're on this shelf. If a title leaves this shelf, watching it will require a play credit.

Kanopy Kids Offers Great Content for Your Child:

  • Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on ages 2-8.
  • 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 offers a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content, including movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action features, and animated favorites.
  • In the Kanopy Kids section, you'll only see content that's suitable for children, so kids can browse freely.
  • You can also set up parental controls to ensure children can't view content outside of Kanopy Kids.