Kanopy Streaming Service Now Available!

By Laurie Fels
December 12, 2019


Download apps or visit the Kanopy website
to sign up with your library card.

What is Kanopy?

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films.  World cinema collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, experience the best in independent, classic film and world cinema.

How Do I Sign Up?

The service is available for free to Wauwatosa residents with your library card. Wauwatosa residents with a library card can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting the Kanopy website.

Films can also be streamed from any computer or television, and can added via Apple TV, Chromecast , Amazon Fire TV, Android TV or Roku.

You can also connect on your phone or tablet by downloading the Kanopy app from the links below:


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