Starting November 1, 2023, the viewing experience on Kanopy will be easier than ever with the switch from play credits to tickets. With this update, patrons can easily see the number of tickets required and viewing period for each film next to the play button. Each Irving Public Library patron with access to Kanopy will be able to use 14 tickets per month.
Kanopy offers thousands of feature films, documentaries, and bingeable series for free from the library!
Here’s how it works:
1. Go to https://www.kanopy.com/en/irving/
2. Add a library card number
3. Create a Kanopy account
4. Start watching videos!
For ticket usage, typically the following will apply:
Films and Documentaries: 2 tickets and a viewing window of 72 hours
Major Studio Films: 4 tickets and a viewing window of 48 hours
Short Films: 1 ticket (films under 30 minutes long) and a viewing window of 72 hours
Kanopy Kids: Not included in the ticket system
Bingeable Episodic Content: number of tickets depends upon the length of the show
From a title’s details page, easily see how many tickets are required and the length of checkout before pressing play.
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