The Grand Rapids Public Library now offers Kanopy, a streaming video collection that offers one of the most unique and compelling collections of film on the planet. Free to use with your Grand Rapids Public Library card, Kanopy provides access to one of the most unique collections of films, in the world—including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases—on every topic imaginable.

The films on Kanopy include documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics and blockbuster movies. The sophisticated discovery engine encourages our users to challenge themselves to watch films outside of their comfort area.

Kanopy provides a dedicated and customizable website for users to watch films any time, any where, on any device. The website makes it easy to watch, share, and discuss films. You can easily share films, create clips or teaching playlists, and embed them. Visit to start watching.

Over 26,000 films are available including:

  • Criterion Collection
  • The Great Courses
  • New Day Films
  • HBO California Newsreel
  • Kino Lorber
  • PBS
  • BBC
  • First Run Features
  • The Video Project
  • Media Education Foundation
  • Documentary Education Resources