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​Kanopy has an app for ios and android based devices. Download Kanopy from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. You must first download the app from the store.

When you first launch or open the Kanopy mobile app, you will be presented with the home screen, which allows you to browse the content on offer on the Kanopy platform. Tapping a thumbnail will take you to the "About the Movie" page where you can see duration, cast, synopsis, and other details.

In order to play a title, you will need to be logged in with a Kanopy account and have an active membership with a partner university or public library. The account setup is a 3-step process:

1) Create a Kanopy account Tap the  [Image result for hamburger menu icon]  icon in the top left corner to open the side menu. At the very bottom, tap on "Log In". At the bottom of the screen, tap on "I don't have an account"

- Create an account with Facebook or Google

If you already have a Facebook or Google account, this method is the quickest, especially if you are already logged in to that account on your mobile device.

According to which type of account you would like to use, tap on either the Facebook or Google button and follow the prompts on screen.

- Create an account with email - "Join with Email"

Enter your First Name, Last Name, a valid Email address, the Password of your choice, and tap the Sign Up button. An email will be sent to the email address you entered; please click on the included link to validate your email address.

2) Add your library

Tap the link to add your library. In the search box of the page that opens, start entering the name of your academic or public library and tap on its name in the list that appears.

 3) Connect your account with your library membership

After adding your library, the last step is to authenticate yourself as a member of that library.

- Academic library membership

Most academic institutions validate their students' membership when they are off-campus by routing them through a proxy. Please follow your regular proxy login procedure


Once you have successfully created your account as outlined above, you will be able to play videos from the Kanopy catalog. In the player, tap the screen to bring up the player's user interface. At the bottom of the screen you will see the Play/pause button, the quick rewind button, the progress bar and the remaining play time clock. To fast forward, please tap and drag the progress indicator on the progress bar.

Off-campus... now what?

Use your 14-digit library barcode number (located on the back of your student ID card).

Don't have an ID?  Get one from the library or fill out the online request form to get a barcode number.


You can also use your Lone Star email and password by clicking the link below the barcode login.  

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