Kanopy Streaming Service

Introducing Kanopy, the newest addition to our eLibrary. Kanopy is an online video streaming service providing on-demand access to movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos. Access thousands of titles on your favourite device for free - all you need is your Library card! 

Get Started with Kanopy

You'll need a SDG Library card, Kanopy account, and internet connection to get started. Kanopy can be accessed on your TV, computer or device. 

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Create your Kanopy account

  • Visit sdglibrary.kanopy.com and select the "Add Library Card" button 
  • Enter your Library card and PIN
  • Create an account
  • Begin streaming!

Find detailed instructions for getting started with Kanopy:

What's Available

Kanopy provides access to thousands of videos from producers such as The Great Courses, PBS, Media Education Foundation, Cohen Films, and more. Kanopy also includes Canadian independent films, documentaries and foreign language titles. 

Kanopy Kids offers a diverse selection of both educational and entertaining films and TV series aimed at children ages 2-8. Learn more about Kanopy Kids

Borrowing Details

All titles on Kanopy are available for streaming by an unlimited number of Library users at a time. Titles are available for 3 days (72 hours) after borrowing and you can watch the title as many times as you want during that time. At the end of the 3 days, the title will automatically expire - no need to remember to return a title. Your Library card will allow you to borrow up to 8 titles per month. Kanopy Kids content is unlimited and does not use any credits to access. Patrons are limited to three Great Courses each month, but accessing course content does not use any credits either. Credits are reset at the beginning of each month. 

Kanopy Help

Have questions? Check out our FAQs in English or in French or visit Kanopy Help. If you still have questions, please contact support@sdglibrary.ca.