Introducing Kanopy: 30,000 New Streaming Movies

January 23, 2018 | Wendy B.

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We’re adding 30,000 new streaming videos to our collection!

Toronto Public Library is now offering a platform, Kanopy, that lets you stream thousands of feature films, documentaries, international films and training videos, for free, on all of your devices – and all you need to create your account is an email address and a library card.

Here are the details:

  • You can access Kanopy films with your smartphone, tablet, PC or Smart TV
  • Kanopy is compatible with Roku, Android, iOS and Apple TV
  • You have three days to watch each film
  • You can access up to eight films a month
  • Most films are accessible, with captions and transcripts, and are compatible with screen reader software such as JAWS

To learn more, check out our Getting Started Guide

The selection of films is outstanding. It includes titles from producers including the Great Courses and PBS, as well as award-winning indie, documentary and Canadian films. Hundreds of new titles are added each month. Here’s a small sample:



The great Sally Hawkins portrays Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis in this quirky, romantic biopic.

Sign up and start watching "Maudie".


I Am Not Your Negro


An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, "I Am Not Your Negro" explores the continued peril we face from institutionalized racism.

Sign up and start watching "I Am Not Your Negro".




Saoirse Ronan is torn between two loves – and two countries – in this 1950s tale of an Irish immigrant in New York.

Sign up and start watching "Brooklyn".




Adam Driver plays a working-class poet in Jim Jarmusch's "heartfelt" (Washington Post), "intellectually dazzling" (San Francisco Chronicle) movie.

Sign up and start watching "Paterson".


 Marjorie Prime

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Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie reconstructs her life with a digital copy of her late husband (Jon Hamm). "...A clever and affecting meditation on memory, bereavement, love and remorse masquerading as a sci-fi movie."  – (Independent (UK))


Anita: Speaking Truth to Power


Twenty-seven years before she began chairing the Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, Anita Hill testified before the US Senate, empowering millions to stand up for equality and justice. 

Sign up and start watching "Anita: Speaking Truth to Power".


The Wave

The Wave Bolgen

In this pulse-pounding thriller, a geologist tries to prevent a tsunami from destroying a popular tourist destination.

Sign up and start watching "The Wave".


The Man Who Knew Infinity 

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Dev Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire") and Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons star in this inspirational biopic about an early-20th century mathematician whose groundbreaking theories revolutionized the field.

Sign up and start watching "The Man Who Knew Infinity".


Love & Friendship

Love and Friendship
In this delightful, hilarious Jane Austen adaptation, Kate Beckinsale stars as the seductive Lady Susan, who uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy.
Sign up and start watching "Love & Friendship".

Dior and I

Dior and i

This beautiful documentary brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture collection as its new artistic director – a true labour of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators.
Sign up and start watching "Dior and I".