In the short time we've been using Kanopy, it has become one of the Libraries' most popular online resources. We are pleased it is so valued and well-used. That said, Kanopy’s business model is quite different from other resources for which we provide access.
Kanopy tracks how many times each work is viewed. Once a title is viewed enough times, Kanopy charges the Libraries a considerable amount for a one year license. With that in mind, we'd like to share the following information and suggestions to help us control cost and maintain access to all Kanopy has to offer as summer approaches and planning for next year's courses begin.
Did You Know?
Check with your liaison to discuss your media needs. There are collections of free/open films and videos they can direct you to that might be relevant. Librarians can also help suggest the best way to explore content on Kanopy. If you are using Kanopy for entertainment purposes, we ask that you consider using alternatives available through your public library or other means. Your liaison librarians are happy to help direct you to these alternatives.
We have heard some reports that folks are encountering errors when trying to use Kanopy from the Google Chrome browser. If you are running into problems while using it and are using Chrome, we recommend trying a different browser before reaching out.