Kanopy

Kanopy provides the ability to stream documentaries, indie and classic films, and world cinema with your Lincolnwood library card.  Resident cardholders get 5 plays per month.

Getting started on the Kanopy iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire app:

1. Download the Kanopy app from your device’s app store.

2. Swipe through the welcome screens and click Sign Up.

3. Create an account using your name, email, and password.

4. Kanopy will email you a confirmation email to verify your email address.

5. Clicking the confirmation link will direct you back to Kanopy’s website. Kanopy will prompt you for your library card information. Adding your library card number will unlock the service for you.

6. Searching through the movies will give you the option to play the film or add it to your watchlist for a later date. Adding a movie to your watchlist will not count toward your checkouts.

7. You can keep track of the plays you have left in the upper right-hand corner.  Lincolnwood residents get 5 plays each month.

For additional help, visit the Kanopy help site or contact the library’s Information Services desk at 224-233-1857 or .

Getting started on your computer:

1.  Go to Lincolnwood’s Kanopy website and then click Sign Up at the top right of the screen.

2. Create an account using your name, email, and password.

3. Kanopy will email you a confirmation email to verify your email address.

4. Clicking the confirmation link will direct you back to Kanopy’s website. Kanopy will prompt you for your library card information. Adding your library card number will unlock the service for you.

5. Searching through the movies will give you the option to play the film or add it to your watchlist for a later date. Adding a movie to your watchlist will not count toward your checkouts.

6. You can keep track of the plays you have left in the upper right-hand corner.  Lincolnwood residents get 5 plays each month.

For additional help, visit the Kanopy help site or contact the library’s Information Services desk at 224-233-1857 or .