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This guide explains how to access ELAC's Kanopy film collection.

Kanopy Access Changes

  • Current ELAC users can watch the films that appear in Kanopy upon login. 
  • Faculty who need additional films for course use can submit a request in Kanopy (instructions below).
  • Film requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis while limited funds last.

Kanopy Sign-Up Instructions

1. Begin at the ELAC Library homepage:
2. Click on Streaming Video and then Kanopy

3. Click on LOG IN TO ELAC

4. Create your account
. Record
your username and password.
5. Go to your email account to verify the email address that you used
to sign up.
6. Login to your ELAC Kanopy account with your personal account username and
password to begin watching films. 

Screenshot of Kanopy landing page with a text box pointing to loin top-right corner

Requesting Kanopy Films

The library can only fill faculty film requests (while funds last) at this time.

Screenshot of Kanopy login page instructing faculty to scroll down below results to request a film                                                                           

Kanopy @ Public Libraries

Los Angeles public library cardholders can access an open version of Kanopy. Thousands of films are available for viewing without permission or request. Note: Public and academic library film collections vary. 

Los Angeles County Public Library
County residents can sign up for a free digital library cardUsers are limited to 10 films per month

Los Angeles Public Library
City residents can apply for a free e-Card.

More ELAC Streaming Videos

  • These collections are fully accessible to ELAC students, staff, and faculty.
  • All films are viewable without request or library approval.
  • Access them below or via the Streaming Video menu on the ELAC Library homepage.
  • Login with your ELAC ACE account.

Embed Videos in Canvas

Click on the links below for instructions on embedding or linking videos in Canvas.


Films on Demand