Watch over 26,000 films on Kanopy! Kanopy is a streaming movie service, like Netflix or Hulu. You can watch must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films. Create a login, enter your CW MARS card number, and you are ready to watch!

Provided by Forbes Library and available remotely to Northampton residents with a CW MARS card. Want help using this resource? Contact us.

Kanopy is great at home, of course, but it is also great in the classroom. Students and teachers are welcome to show films in Kanopy in their classes. Many other organizations can benefit from the large number of films that come with public performance rights as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many play credits do I get a month? How are they used?
Forbes Library gives patrons five play credits each month. Each one lets you watch a movie on Kanopy. For more details, see How play credits work
Kanopy says “Streaming is currently limited at your library.” What does this mean?
Our account with Kanopy is limited to a maximum dollar amount per month. You see this message if we exceed that budget. Streaming will be available again when the next month begins. (In the meantime you may want to use the Kanopy subscription from the Boston Public Library with a BPL eCard)
Can I use Kanopy on my smart TV or mobile device?
Kanopy is available on many devices. Checkout Kanopy’s support page on Mobile & TV Apps.
What if I’m not a Northampton Resident?
All Massachusetts residents can use the Kanopy subscription from the Boston Public Library with a BPL eCard.
How can I tell if a film comes with Public Performance Rights
Select SHOW MORE on the page for any film and look for the PPR symbol. Its presence indicates public performance rights for the film. Public performances are permitted as long as it is not for commercial benefit.
How can I find films with Public Performance Rights
You can limit any search to show just films with public performance rights when viewing the website on a desktop computer. Perform any search and view all results. Then select Public Performance Rights and then PPR Available in the list of facets on the left.