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Kanopy: Digital Video

About Kanopy

Kanopy is a collection of films available to educational institutions for online viewing and streaming. It specializes in documentaries and older classic films. Kanopy films are available to license for these general terms:

  • 1 year - $150
  • 3 year - $350
  • Perpetual Access - $TBD, but frequently between $500 and $700

How long do I have access to the film?.

  • These titles are on "loan" to us for 1 year

Does my department have to pay anything for this service / does it come out of our library allocation?

  • No (right now). We are renting these titles out of general library funds

What is the intended purpose of this service?

  • Because of the expense, we are asking that you use these films if they meet the curricular needs for a class. 
  • It is NOT intended for research or personal purposes.
  • Films can be shown in a classroom setting. They can NOT be screened in venues that are open to the public. 
  • Students can be given a link that will allow them to watch the films on their own devices on their own time.  

Once a Kanopy license is purchased the link can be shared with students, shown in class or included in Moodle.

How it works

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Log In To Goshen button
  3. You should see a message that says "Access Kanopy Through Your University: Use your Goshen College login to connect with Kanopy", click on the the Log In to Goshen button again.
  4. This will open up a pop-up window that directs you through the typical library ezproxy authentication.
  5. Once you are logged in you will see a page with all the current films that the library has licensed.
  6. Using the search bar at the top, look for the title of your film. Results will show up in a box at the bottom of the screen.
  7. If you find your film, you can use the Request Film button or email with your request.