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Films and Audiovisual Resources: Using Kanopy streaming service

How to use Kanopy

‚ÄčKanopy film collection is a user-friendly, rich collection of streaming videos from around the world.

We invite you to search and browse over 30,000 titles. The films listed below are currently available at Hostos.

For access to Kanopy titles not listed below, please submit a request through Kanopy or contact the acquisitions librarians. If you would like to use this film for a class, please let us know.  Upon approval, you will receive a link that can be embedded into Blackboard and can be shared with students. They will need to log in with their Hostos IDs, using their 16 digit numbers. Kanopy films can be viewed on smart phones, tablets, laptops and smart TVs.

NYC public libraries also offer free access to Kanopy. The collections may vary slightly from that available at Hostos. Anyone who lives or works in New York State is eligible to get a free library card for all three systems. For more information, visit

New York Public Library -- 10 films per month  (get a library card)

Queens Public Library -- 6 films per month  (get a library card)

Brooklyn Public Library  -- 6 views per month  (get a library card)

Titles Hostos Library currently has access to these films through Kanopy

Kanopy films Hostos Library has access to through Summer 2019 and onward