Free film streaming with Kanopy


If you're interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service.

You can stream over 26,000 films from award-winning documentaries, indie and foreign films, Australian films, television series, must-see classics and blockbuster movies on every topic imaginable.

How to get started

1. Go to and create an account by clicking on the orange Sign Up button*  (top right). Parental supervision is required for users of Kanopy who are under the age of 18.

2. Go to your email account to verify your email address

3. Add your library card number and PIN

4. Start watching films!

  * By accessing this link you will be leaving the Glen Eira City Council’s website. Any transaction made through this website is subject to the terms and conditions of use of that site. Glen Eira City Council accepts no responsibility for any usage made of that site and is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from use of that site.

More about Kanopy

You can use any device with a web browser to stream content including gaming consoles, tablets, computers or smart TVs

You can watch a maximum of 10 videos per month. You will receive 10 view credits for the month and on the 1st of the month, they are reset to 10. Credits do not carry over to the next month.

You have 3 days to watch a film. Be sure it is what you want to watch, once you click play it will count as a credit

You can create your own watch lists and even give the film a rating

New content is added every month and you will automatically get access to it

For the visually impaired, Kanopy is fully compatible with all screen readers on desktop browsers, as well as with iOS and Android devices.


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