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About Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming movie collection that showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best, classic, and groundbreaking films. Includes access to the Criterion Collection, award-winning documentaries, film festival favorites, and foreign films.

Lending Limits: 18 tickets per month and unlimited access to Kanopy Kids. The ticket amount resets on the first of the month.

Lending time period: 72 hours of unlimited views of the selected video. (Note: MGM and Warner Brothers Films have a 48 hour viewing period.) 21 days access to Great Courses checkouts

Getting Started

  • Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Get a Library Card)
  • Click on the GO button above
  • Create an account if you don't have one (you will need a valid email address)
  • Look for the verification email in your inbox (check your spam folder if you don't see it)
  • Once your account is verified log in to sonomalibrary.kanopy.com
  • Choose a movie and enter your library card number and pin when prompted
  • For in depth instructions with visuals, visit Creating a Kanopy Account


  • Criterion Collection
  • Documentaries
  • International auteurs
  • Classic movies
  • Learning cinema
  • Local films and filmmakers
  • Kanopy Kids

Available for Use On

  • iOS and Android apps available
  • Desktop computers
  • Mobile devices
  • Streaming devices

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