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SJR State Learning Resources Department - Library & Academic Support Centers

Kanopy Streaming Video

Kanopy logoOver 26,000 films & instructional videos on most subjects and from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, HBO California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Education Resources.


For general access, go to If you are prompted, sign in with your MySJRstate username & password. If you register for a personal account, you can access Kanopy on any device or via your TV's streaming services.  


All titles are available right now. You do not need to arrange to license a title in advance.  


Every film is free to watch for the first 3 views lasting over 30 seconds. On the 4th view, the Library is charged $150 for 1 year of unlimited access. Perpetual rights are available for some films for a higher price. If you plan to show a film forever, contact Dr. Christina Will, Dean of Learning Resources.


Videos on Kanopy include public performance rights that allow them to be used in the educational setting. 


Videos are closed captioned and transcripts are provided.

Canvas Integration

Using the tools in Kanopy, faculty can embed films from Kanopy directly into Canvas or can link to a film in Kanopy. A librarian can help you connect your students to a film in Kanopy.




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