Getting started: Kanopy on a smartphone or tablet

Android Tutorial, opens a new window | iOS Tutorial, opens a new window

Step-by-step instructions: (Printable version)

  1. Go to the app store on your device, search for the “kanopy” app, and install it.
  2. Open the app and follow the steps to set up your account:
    • Fill out the account creation form, or create your account using Facebook or Google, if you prefer.
    • Find the verification email in your email account and click the link.
    • Find Jefferson County Public Library (CO), and add your library card number.
  3. Use Search to look for specific items, or browse by category.
  4. To watch a film, tap on the cover image, then tap the Play button. (Clicking Play deducts one of your 10 monthly play credits.)
  5. Go to the Continue Watching section in the menu to find films that you are currently watching. (If you do not see a Continue Watching section, log into your Kanopy account on a desktop computer and add a film to your Watchlist.)


  • All of the titles are available all of the time, so there’s no requesting or waiting.
  • Jefferson County residents may borrow 10 titles per month, and the count resets the first of the month.
  • Titles check out for 3 days.
  • Titles are automatically returned after 3 days. If you are not finished, you are welcome to borrow it again.