Getting Started: Kanopy on a Smartphone or Tablet

Getting Started: Kanopy on a smartphone or tablet

Step by step instructions:

  1. Go to and click Get Started. Follow the steps to set up your account:
    • Find and select Jefferson County Public Library.
    • Enter your library card number.
    • Enter name, email address and a password.
    • Find the verification email in your inbox and click on the link to verify your email.
  2. Use Search to look for specific items, or browse by category.
  3. To watch a film, tap on the cover image, then tap the Play button. (Clicking Play deducts one of your 10 monthly play credits.)
  4. 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.
  • You 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.
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