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

Kanopy Update (Spring 2021)

  • We now have funds to purchase Kanopy film licenses.
  • Faculty who need films for course use can submit a request in Kanopy.
  • Visit instructions for requesting films.
  • All users must create a personal account to watch ELAC's Kanopy films.
  • Click here to create your personal account.
  • Faculty can also request major motion films through ELAC's Swank streaming video platforms.

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 a personal account
. Record
your username and password.
5. Log in to your email to verify your Kanopy account
6. To begin watching films, login with your personal account credentials.

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 current ELAC users.
  • 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