Kanopy logoPortsmouth Public Library is now offering Kanopy.

Go to Kanopy to start streaming now or click here for Kanopy Kids

Thoughtful Entertainment

Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. Kanopy provides access to 30,000+ films, available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to smart TV to tablet.

Kanopy has an app for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire.

How to Watch

Play credits are used to play videos on Kanopy. Each video will use 1 play credit regardless of length, unless you are accessing videos from Kanopy Kids or the Great Courses, which can be watched an unlimited number of times. Users are provided with four play credits each month, which will reset at midnight on the first day of each calendar month. Unused play credits will not roll over into the next month. You can see how many credits you have remaining on the top right corner of your screen.
Using a play credit
To use a play credit, you must press play on a video and have the video play for at least 5 seconds. Once a play credit is logged, you will have a full 3 days (72 hours) to watch the video as many times as you would like without using another play credit, even if a new month starts and your credits reset.

No Holds. No Waiting.
Items on Kanopy are ALWAYS available.

Signing up
Make sure to sign up via our link from a web browser first by scrolling down and clicking on "log in to cityofportsmouth", and after creating an account you will then be able to log in to the app.

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