The institutional core of a library is its catalog, which allows patrons to quickly and easily find books and other content in physical and digital formats.


The institutional core of a library is its catalog, which allows patrons to quickly and easily find books and other content in physical and digital formats.

Streaming video

Now Streaming: Thousands of movies, documentaries and more available on Kanopy provided by the Bryan + College Station Public Library System.

Kanopy is a world-class streaming service designed to provide our patrons with inspiring and educational entertainment when and where they want it. Whether you’re on your mobile device, your computer or at home with your smart TV, Kanopy has you covered for hours and hours of commercial-free movies and documentaries.

New features, Kanopy Kids, and “tickets”

The Bryan + College Station Public Library System is excited to announce that we have upgraded our streaming video options and now offer more than 30,000 popular videos, TV series, independent films, documentaries and more. Featuring titles from Warner Bros., MGM, BBC, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, The History Channel, A&E, The Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, The Great Courses, among others, this vast and diverse collection has something for everyone.

Tickets: New process for watching videos

As a part of our new upgrade, we have a new process for watching videos. Each month you receive 15 tickets which you can use to watch videos for that month.

You can easily see how many tickets are required for each film from the title details page, and how long you have to watch it. (Most videos cost at least two tickets.)

Once you run out of tickets for the month, you will have to wait until the first day of the next month to watch more videos. Unused tickets don’t roll over to the next month.

Kanopy Kids: No tickets required

Kanopy Kids promotes empathy, critical thinking, and helps build STEM skills.

Enjoy Kanopy’s carefully curated titles from Weston Woods, Sesame Street, Jim Henson Productions, Highlights for Children, Signed Stories, and more!

You may set Parental Controls so your children only see videos in the Kanopy Kids section on Kanopy.

How to sign up and watch

There are multiple ways to watch video through Kanopy. You can stream through the Kanopy website or you can download the Kanopy App for a more integrated experience. But you have to create an account before anything else. Here’s how:

Step 1: Create a Kanopy account using your library card

  • Once on the Kanopy account page, type in your Library Card Number and your PIN (the same one for your Libby/OverDrive)
  • Type in your email address and create a password
  • Verify your email address by following the instructions in your welcome email from Kanopy.
  • That’s it, you’re now ready to log in and start streaming.

Step 2 (optional, but recommended): Download the app

The Kanopy Mobile App is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets, while the Kanopy TV App is supported by a number of smart TVs and streaming devices including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku Amazon Fire TV and Samsung TV.

download on the App Store
Download on Google Play
download on the amazon app store

For more information, or assistance setting up your Kanopy account, contact a library staff member or visit the Kanopy Support webpage.

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