Pearl River Public Library

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Kanopy Video Streaming Service

What is Kanopy? 

Kanopy is a video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment: documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. 

How do I sign up?

Visit and click on Add Library Card. Type in your library card number and PIN number (default is the last four digits of your phone number), then complete the signup process to create your account. Once you create your account, you will need to verify your email address:

Go to your email inbox

Open the “Verify your email” message (this will come from

Click “Verify Email”

How many movies can I “check out?” 

PRPL patrons will get 8 play credits (“check outs”) per month while the library is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. To use a play credit, you must press play on a video and have the video play for at least 5 seconds. Once a play credit is logged, you will have a full 3 days (72 hours) to watch the video as many times as you would like without using another play credit. To learn more about how play credits work, visit Kanopy’s Play Credits Help Page. 

How can I watch a movie on Kanopy?

Kanopy movies can be streamed on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, and TV. Mobile apps available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire. Visit your device’s app store to download. Kanopy TV apps available include: Apple TV and Airplay, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Telstra TV, and Chromecast. To learn more about how mobile and TV apps work, visit Kanopy’s Mobile & TV Apps Help Page.

What is Kanopy Kids?

Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and shows for kids. PRPL offers unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series. Click here to check out Kanopy Kids!

Need More Help? Visit Kanopy’s Support Page