Kanopy is a video streaming service that offers a unique selection of more than 30,000 films, including classics, indie films, foreign films, and documentaries. Their Kanopy Kids collection also offers movies and shows for kids.
To sign up and get started, visit https://sfplnj.kanopy.com. First-time users will need to create an account by providing their Springfield library card number and PIN.
For a more detailed guide on how to navigate Kanopy, download our help guide.
How many titles am I allowed to stream?
You can watch a maximum of 5 films per month (reflected via the 5 play credits you are allotted every month).
Excluding The Great Courses and content available through Kanopy Kids, once you press play on a film, you will automatically use 1 play credit. Afterward, you will have 3 days to view that film as many times as you’d like. If you want to watch the same film after the 3 days have passed, you must use another play credit.
Kanopy Kids: you have 30 days of unlimited plays for all videos in Kanopy Kids. Your 30 days begin once you play your first video from the collection.
The Great Courses: you can access 1 Great Courses series per month. Once you press play on any Great Courses titles, you will have 30 rolling days to watch that entire series. You will have to wait until the next month to watch a different series.
When will my play credits reset?
Play credits reset on the 1st of the month. Once you have used up all 5 play credits, you will not be able to stream any films until the new month starts and your play credits refresh back to 5.
What devices can I use to watch films?
You can watch on a computer or mobile device using a web browser. An internet connection is required to stream films on Kanopy. Films cannot be downloaded and viewed offline.
The Kanopy app is available for the following mobile devices:
- iPhones and iPads via the Apple App Store
- Android devices via Google Play
- Amazon Fire tablets
To view Kanopy on your TV, you can:
- Open Kanopy via a web browser on your computer or laptop, and then connect that device to your TV using an HDMI cable.
- Download the Kanopy TV app.
Need More Help?
Check out Kanopy Support for tech support and other questions.