Get Started with the Kanopy App


Review step-by-step instructions

Installing the app and creating an account

  1. Search for "kanopy" in your device’s app store and install the Kanopy Digital app. Kanopy also has apps available for ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick, and other popular streaming devices.
  2. Open the app and tap "Get Started."
  3. Select "Find a Library" and enter "lake forest library."
  4. Enter your library card number with no spaces between the numbers.
  5. Follow the prompts to create your username and password.

Searching for movies

  1. Tap the search icon and enter a title.
  2. You can also tap “Browse” and search different film genres.

Borrowing and watching movies

  1. Tap the movie you would like to watch, then tap the Play symbol. Lake Forest Library cardholders can borrow 10 Kanopy items per month. Films in Kanopy cannot be downloaded for offline viewing, they can only be streamed over an internet connection.
  2. You can create a "Watch List" to save movies and films for later viewing. To add a movie to a watch list, select a movie that interests you, then select "+ Watchlist."
Kanopy and Kanopy Kids logos

Movies & Documentaries


What you can do with it

Watch a wide range of on-demand streaming videos.

Some special collections

  • Enable Kids Mode to display only kid-appropriate
  • The Criterion Collection
  • Documentaries
  • Foreign films
  • Classic cinema
  • The Great Courses videos

User Guide

Get started with the Kanopy app


10 per month (total for Kanopy plus Kanopy Kids)

How to access

App available, search for "kanopy" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
Works with Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku