Kanopy Video Streaming now available!

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid favorites. Kanopy partners with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment.

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 that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites, with a focus on kids ages 2-8.

Kanopy also offers The Great Courses, a library of hundreds of college-level video courses and documentaries. You’ll get access to one of The Great Courses per month, and you can revisit the course for 30 days.

How can I watch Kanopy?

You can stream Kanopy on many of your favorite devices!

  • Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps: iOS | Android
  • Access Kanopy on your computer at mercerpubliclibrary.kanopy.com.
  • Add the Kanopy app/channel to your Smart TV or streaming device like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. Just look for Kanopy where you usually install new apps/channels.

How to create an account

  • To get started, visit mercerpubliclibrary.kanopy.com and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Enter your library card credentials
  • Create an account using your preferred email
  • Begin streaming!

Access limits

Access to Kanopy is available for current library cardholders at the Mercer Public Library. If your card has expired, please stop by or call the library at 715-476-2366 to update it. Each library card will have access to 5 streaming credits per month, plus one of The Great Courses per month and access to Kanopy Kids.