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KanopyWhat is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a collection of on-demand streaming films, with a focus on thoughtful entertainment.

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard to find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

Patrons receive 48 tickets total per calendar month, which can be applied to borrowing content according to the ticketing guide below.


Ticketing Guide

Movies and Documentaries

  • Major Studio: 4 Tickets, 2 day checkout
  • Other Studios: 2 Tickets, 2 day checkout
  • Shorts (30 minutes or less): 1 Ticket, 2 day checkout

Episodic Content (by season viewing time)

  • Less than 2 hours: 2 Tickets, 3 day checkout
  • 2-4 hours: 3 Tickets, 3 day checkout
  • 4-6 hours: 4 Tickets, 7 day checkout
  • 6+ hours: 5 Tickets, 14-21 day checkout

Getting Started

  • Visit or install the free Kanopy mobile app from your device’s app store. To see if a specific operating system, browser, television, or device is compatible, visit
  • Create an account by providing your name, a valid email address, and choosing a password or you may choose to login with your existing Facebook or Google account. If you sign up with your email address, you will be sent a verification email to your email address.
  • Next, add your Bloomfield Township library card and PIN. You may be prompted to search for the Library first.

Finding Content

  • Select from films highlighted on the home page.
  • Search for a specific title using the search box at the top of the site or by tapping the magnifying glass at the bottom of the app.
  • Browse by subject areas by selecting BROWSE at the top of the site or at the bottom of the app.

Additional Resources

If you need additional help, visit

Updated 4/2021