How Kanopy is Supporting
COVID-19 Crisis Response Efforts

Hello Everyone,

At Kanopy, we recognize that public and academic libraries are facing administrative and financial difficulties in light of the health and safety precautions associated with COVID-19. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the virus. One thing that remains unwavering is Kanopy’s commitment to helping our library partners get through this period.

As of March 13, 2020, Kanopy has worked with the following content partners to offer a broad selection of films for streaming at no cost for the next 30 days:

  • First Run Features
  • Samuel Goldwyn
  • Collective Eye Films
  • FilmRise
  • Media Education Foundation
  • NYX Channel
  • New Day Films
  • Oscilloscope
  • Passion River Productions

Because this is an ongoing effort from both the Kanopy team and our content partners, this list will continue to grow within the coming weeks.


Kanopy Support for Public Libraries

Credit-Free Viewing Films:
Streaming these critically acclaimed, independent films and documentaries will not deduct a play credit from patron’s monthly allotment, and are at no cost to the library. Our list will continue to evolve and we encourage you to check back periodically.

Free Unlimited Access of Kanopy Kids:
In addition to these films, we will offer free, unlimited access to Kanopy Kids so that library partner communities can continue to engage in providing educational content to kids and families at home.


Kanopy Support for Academic Libraries

Free Collection
Thanks to the support of The Great Courses, all collections will be available to stream at no cost to partnering colleges and universities around the globe. We believe this will aid professors and faculties as they craft new ways to teach remotely.

Free Films for Faculty and Students – Kanopy Spotlight:
Additionally, films available for free to students and faculty can be found here. Our list will continue to grow on a weekly basis, and we encourage you to check back periodically.

Special Pricing for Academic Libraries:
We are also offering special pricing for 1-year upfront and PDA licenses. This pricing will be automatically reflected in the ordering system and outgoing invoices. Please feel free to reach out to your account manager with any questions on how to purchase these licenses.


The Kanopy team hopes that these changes will help libraries continue to deliver critical resources their communities, faculty and students can depend on. We will provide regular updates as Kanopy continues to broaden our efforts.

Please stay safe and be well.

Kind regards,

Kevin Sayar
Kanopy CEO