Promoting Kanopy in your community

With over 30,000 films there’s a lot to see on Kanopy the new live streaming service.  Kanopy is empowering libraries with easy access to invaluable educational tools—enrich your library today. Here are some tips on how you can get your community watching Kanopy.

Public performance rights

Hold a film night in your library. Authorised viewers can watch Kanopy videos in a group or in private. Group viewing is permitted by authorised viewers as long as there are no admission costs and no profit is made from the screening.

Showing a film in class

Students or faculty members are welcome to use Kanopy films in your class. Instructors can also create video playlists for students to watch on their own time from on or off-campus. Here is the guide to creating playlists/clips.

Introducing kanopy kids poster

Posters, fliers and more

The marketing toolkit has fliers and posters to print for use in your library. Here is some general information on introducing Kanopy in your community including a sample press release. For additional questions please contact the Kanopy marketing team.

Posting on social media
Below every film is a row of social media buttons on the “Share” tab. Simply log into your chosen social media application on the same browser to share links to specific films

Add a link to your email signature
You can also promote Kanopy by featuring a link and graphic to your Kanopy website below your email signature.

Kanopy special collection music banner

A rotating display of Kanopy Special collections is featured on the homepage. Collections include: Earth Day; Friday the 13th; Music; Pop Culture; and Women’s History Month. Got an upcoming event? Why not see if some films in these collections fit your theme?