Stream Free Movies With Your Library Card

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Residents of Cumberland County with Cumberland County Library Cards are able to stream movies from Kanopy, our media streaming service.

Cumberland County residents can access a wide range of foreign films, documentaries, and classics through the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku. The number of tickets and access period for each film is shown next to the play button. Videos are also accessible with captions, transcripts, and compatible with assistive technologies.

When you create a Kanopy account linked to your library card, you get 12 tickets each month to watch films. Each film will require a different number of tickets - anywhere from 0 to 5 tickets. For a more complete explanation see How tickets work (

Kanopy home page example image⚡KANOPY KIDS NEWSFLASH⚡

Kanopy now allows library patrons to access Kanopy Kids with unlimited plays for a rolling 30-days. Once a patron plays a Kanopy Kids video for more than 5 seconds, they will have unlimited views of any videos in Kanopy Kids for the next 30 days.

Another modification Kanopy has made is with Parental Controls. Parents can ensure their kids are viewing age-appropriate content on Kanopy by setting personalized PINs that, when enabled, keep kids inside Kanopy Kids. A patron will need to enter their PIN to exit Kanopy Kids and access the General Audience collection.

Getting Started With Kanopy

What you need

  • A valid Library Card - The Kanopy service is open only to current residents of Cumberland County.
  • A computer, smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection (List of supported browsers)
  • An account at Kanopy
  • The Kanopy app for iOS or Android (for watching movies on your phone or tablet)
  • Please note: 

    Beginning April 15, 2024, Android 7.1.1 will be the earliest supported Android OS for all OverDrive apps and websites, including Kanopy.

    After April 15, users with devices running Android OS 7.1.0 or earlier will be required to update their operating system or switch to another supported device to continue using OverDrive services, such as Kanopy.

    After April 15, impacted Kanopy users will see a message indicating that their OS is no longer compatible, with a prompt to update, if possible.

Create a Kanopy account

In order to access Kanopy you will be required to create a Kanopy account and you are confirming that you are 13 years of age or older. Parents can set up an account for their children and turn on parental controls.

Kanopy is a third-party service that is governed by its own privacy policy and practices, not the Library's. We advise that you consult Kanopy's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy before agreeing to use this service.

To create an account:

  1. Go to Kanopy and select Sign up. Enter your first and last name, email address and a password of your choice. Click on Sign up.
  2. Check for an email from Kanopy and click the link to confirm your account. This will return you to Kanopy's website.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN and click Save.

Watch movies on a computer

  1. Access Kanopy from a computer by clicking on Log in and then entering the email address and password you used to create your account.
  2. Browse by category or subject or search for the movies you want to watch, or by the number of tickets required for each film.

Watch movies on a phone or tablet using the Kanopy app

  1. Once the app is downloaded, click on Log in.
  2. Enter the email address and password you used to create your account.
  3. Select Go beside your home library name (ex: Amelia Givin Library)
  4. Browse by category or subject or search for movies you want to watch, or by the number of tickets required for each film.

Kanopy is available on these devices and platforms:


Download iPhone App from the App Store   Download the iPad App from the App Store   Download AppleTV app from App Store   Download Android app from Google Play Store   Download AndroidTV app from Google Play Store   Google Chromecast   Amazon FireTV   Amazon Fire tablet   Roku Channel


A wireless connection is required to stream movies on a phone or tablet. Under Settings in the app, make sure that Cellular Data is turned off; using cellular data is not recommended as it can use up your data very quickly. If you are streaming with cellular data, make sure the Video Quality is set to Basic which will use less data. Wireless internet access is available at all Cumberland County Libraries.

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Page Updated

March 20, 2024