Streaming Videos

Kanopy Thoughtful EntertainmentKanopy offers 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, and world cinema with collections from The Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Additionally, families may want to choose Kanopy Kids, a collection of thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe.

You can access Kanopy in different ways:
List of all supported mobile and TV apps

Current User? As a current San Bruno Public Library Kanopy account holder, simply click "Log in," choose the method of login that you initially signed up for and enter your information.

New User? Setting up an account with Kanopy requires only a few steps:

  1. You must have a library card with a barcode number that begins with 29046.
  2. Internet browser: Go on the "Sign Up" button on the Kanopy Site or on the Kanopy App: Click on the "Sign Up" button.
  3. Create an account using one of the following three methods: Facebook, Google, or email address. Go to your email inbox and look for a message from Kanopy instructing you to verify your email address. After you have verified your email address, Kanopy will then ask you to add your library card number to your account.
  4. You are now ready to watch videos! You can watch 10 movies per month, account resets at the beginning of the month. Videos lend for 3 days; you may watch your title as many times as you like during these 3 days and only count as one movie checkout. No late fees and no holds! You can start watching right away.

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