The Kanopy app is shown open on both a smartphone and a laptop

You can stream thousands of films for free with Kanopy, a streaming service free for Wichita Public Library cardholders. Kanopy is a service that provides public libraries and universities with ad-free films and series that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablet and online.

These aren't your typical mainstream films. Kanopy empowers viewers to enjoy thoughtful entertainment, including critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. Kanopy access includes videos from The Great Courses and content intended for younger viewers called Kanopy Kids.

Where to Watch Kanopy

You can access Kanopy on a desktop or laptop computer plus current versions of the following devices and platforms:


  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV and Google TV
  • Apple TV and AirPlay
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Samsung TV
  • Telstra TV

Phone & Tablet

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android
  • Fire Tablet

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy's dedication to thoughtful entertainment includes educational and engaging videos for children of all ages. Browse Kanopy Kids and discover the videos that spark children's imaginations.

Browse Kanopy Kids

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.

  • No. Kanopy is an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablets and online.

  • Your Wichita Public Library purchased a subscription to Kanopy covering all associated costs so you can watch for free!

  • Kanopy is only available through libraries, so you need to have a library card to watch Kanopy. You can sign up with your library card number. You will also need an email address.

  • Go to wichitalibrary.kanopy.com/signup and enter your library card number. Follow the simple instructions to create your Kanopy account using your email address or Google or Apple login. If you have questions about signing up, call (316) 261-8500 during regular business hours and ask for a tech trainer.

  • Kanopy has monthly borrowing limits using a system of virtual tickets. Each title will be labeled with a ticket value and viewing window, which will vary depending on the TV series or film. For episodic titles like TV series and The Great Courses, you'll see what content the tickets unlock, e.g. "Season 1" or "all."

    Your tickets reset on the first day of the month, and unused tickets do not roll over to the next month.

    Kanopy Kids is not part of the ticket system. Titles in Kanopy Kids have unlimited plays.

  • 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 has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content. Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on kids ages 2-8. Parents can implement parental controls to enable them to stay within the dedicated Kanopy Kids area for age-appropriate content.

  • Kanopy's content team is always looking for thoughtful films to add to its platform that tells stories about who we are and the world around us. New content is added regularly.

  • In a web browser, you can navigate to wichitalibrary.kanopy.com/category/915 to see the full selection of lectures you can watch through The Great Courses.

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