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Kanopy Streaming Video: Home

Overview of Kanopy access models and how to navigate them and request films.

Film Availability

Due to rising costs, LCC Library has worked with Kanopy to curate a collection of videos to support LCC courses. Videos that are not part of the academic collection, will need to be requested.

Browsing and searching Kanopy will work similarly to the way it worked before. When you find a video you're interested in, click on the title. If  the film is available, you will be able to play the video, if not, a request form will appear.

Titles available for immediate viewing:

  • Currently Licensed Titles are available for use until the license expires (one year from purchase).
  • Videos in the academic category which the library hasn't licensed. If these videos are viewed 4 times, they will automatically be added to the licensed titles.

Titles available on request:

  • Videos that do not fall in the academic category are now "mediated" and will need to be requested. If you try to play a film in this category, you will be presented with a form to fill out to request access to the video.

Electronic Resources Management Librarian

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Fran Krempasky
Anthropology, Legal Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
Subjects: Sociology

How to Request a Mediated Film in Kanopy

Complete the form with the following information:

  • Your full name (first name, last name).
  • Your email address (use your LCC email address).
  • Course number for the class in which this film will be used. For example, ENGL 121.
  • Describe yourself: select most appropriate description. Students can select "undergraduate student." 
  • Blank box to tell the librarians why you are requesting this video.

After you've filled out the form, click on the "Request access" button to send it to the library. Librarians will review the request and if the film is course-related, it will be available within 3 business days.

The request form looks like this:

Kanopy request form

Search Kanopy Videos

Other Streaming Video Options

LCC Library offers other streaming video databases such as Films on Demand. Find out about this database and other options on the Find Videos webpage.

To access popular streaming videos, request a card at these local public libraries that offer Kanopy.