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Kanopy FAQ

Why has Kanopy access changed?kanopy logo

Due to rapidly escalating costs, Parkside librarians are now mediating all requests for access to Kanopy films. We regret the suddenness of the change.

Films in Kanopy are leased for one year; the Parkside Library does not own them. In many cases, we can purchase a DVD for less than the price of a one-year license.

While we appreciate the convenience of streaming, Kanopy’s subscription model has proven unsustainable. See a recent piece in Film Quarterly about the issue.

We are among many academic libraries dealing with this problem, and we are currently investigating other options for streaming video content. 


Can I still use Kanopy?

We still have streaming access to the films that we previously licensed. See a complete list of licensed titles and their expiration dates below. If you go to Kanopy you will only be able to play films for which we have already purchased a license. If we have not purchased a license, you will see a request form when you try to play the film.


What if a film I planned to use this semester is no longer available on Kanopy?

If you were planning to use a film that is not currently activated on Kanopy, or if the license for the film will expire before the date needed, please contact your Library Liaison or email askus@uwp.edu as soon as possible. We may not maintain access to Kanopy past the end of the 2019–2020 academic year, so consider finding alternative media to use with your courses.


Requesting Films via Kanopy

If you choose a title for which we do not already have a license, you may fill out the request form. Librarians will give priority consideration to films requested for online courses. Use your Parkside email address, and include the course number and name for which you need the film in the message box on the request form.

Film licensing is at the discretion of the UW-Parkside Library collection development team.


Search the Kanopy database

You will need to scroll to the bottom of search results to see films for which we do not yet have licenses.

Please allow a week for us to process your request.

Kanopy Licenses

Video Title License Expiration
9 to 5 Days in Porn - Personal Stories From the Adult Entertainment industry 1-Dec-19
Anita - Speaking Truth to Power 1-Oct-19
Assessment for Learning: Peer Feedback and Student Self-Assessment (playlist) 1-Nov-19
At the Fork - Grappling with the Morality of Farming Animals for Food 1-Dec-19
Bad Sugar (Unnatural Causes Series) 1-May-20
Barking Water 1-May-20
Better Man - Domestic Abuse and Restorative Justice, A 1-May-20
Beware the Slenderman - The Infamous Case Paying Tribute to the Popular Internet Legend 1-Nov-19
Big Business: Democracy for Sale? 1-Mar-20
Birth of Humanity 27-Aug-20
Birthright: A War Story - The War on Women’s Reproductive Health 1-Nov-19
Bitter Melons 31-Jul-20
Blind Spot - Peak Oil & the Coming Global Crisis 1-Apr-20
Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations 1-Jun-20
Brother Outsider - The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin 1-Dec-19
Carved in Silence: Inside Angel Island Immigration Station 5-Sep-20
Child Grows: Your Baby's First Year, A 1-Nov-19
Choice of a Lifetime - Returning From the Brink of Suicide, The 1-May-20
Closer Walk, A 1-Dec-19
Collateral Damage (Unnatural Causes Series) 1-Apr-20
Custody 1-Mar-20
Dani Sweet Potatoes 1-Jun-20
Dark Night 1-Dec-19
Death And Dying: Late Adulthood 1-Jun-20
Dialectical Behavior Therapy - With Marsha Linehan 1-May-20
Disorders Associated with Anxiety (playlist) 1-Apr-20
Domestic Violence - Law and Order in Tampa, Florida 1-Jan-20
Drugs in the Brain 1-Oct-19
Earth Days 1-Apr-20
Empathy Gap - Masculinity and the Courage to Change, The 1-May-20
End of the Rainbow - The Impact of Global Extractive Industries 1-Jan-20
Endless Questions - Critical Thinking and Research 1-Oct-19
Ex Libris - The New York Public Library 1-Mar-20
First Reformed 1-Mar-20
First Steps 1-Apr-20
Five Obstructions 1-Nov-19
Food Choices - How Our Diet Affects the Environment 31-Jul-20
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask - The Life and Work of Philosopher Frantz Fanon 1-May-20
Fresh - Sustainable Food Production in America 1-Dec-19
Gaining Ground - Building Community on Dudley Street 1-Oct-19
Going Sane - The State of Mental Health Care in America 1-Dec-19
Growing Years: Conception to Childhood, The 1-Nov-19
Hadza: The Last of the First - East Africa's Last Remaining True Hunter-Gatherers, The 1-Apr-20
Healthier Way to Measure Body Composition, A 31-Jul-20
Here One Day - A Family Copes with Mental Illness 1-Dec-19
Himalayan Herders 1-Apr-20
Hormones and Body Composition 1-Feb-20
How Addiction Hijacks the Brain 1-Dec-19
How Difficult Can This Be? F.A.T. City - A Learning Disabilities Workshop 1-Nov-19
How Food Is Digested and Absorbed 31-Jul-20
Human - What It Means To Be Human 1-Nov-19
Human Brain, The 1-Apr-20
I Learn America (playlist) 1-Dec-19
ICD 10 Guided Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders Series, Vol. 2 (playlist) 1-May-20
Ida B. Wells: A Passion For Justice - The Pioneering African American Journalist & Activist 1-Dec-19
Immigrant Nation! - The Battle for the Dream 1-Dec-19
Immigration Paradox - Diverse Stories Reveal Root Causes of Mass Migration, The (playlist) 1-Dec-19
Indonesia - Unity in Diversity 1-Jun-20
Infants: Physical Development 1-Dec-19
Integrative Counseling - With Jeffrey Kottler 1-Oct-19
Journey Toward Forgiveness 1-May-20
Joystick Warriors - Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism 1-Jun-20
Killing Us Softly - Advertising's Image of Women (playlist) 1-Jun-20
KKK - The Fight for White Supremacy 1-Dec-19
Kohlberg Moral Developmental Stages (playlist) 1-May-20
La Notte 1-Jun-20
Lady Bird 1-Apr-20
Last Human Standing 27-Aug-20
Latinos Beyond Reel - Challenging a Media Stereotype (playlist) 1-Apr-20
Leadership: What's Trust Got To Do With It? 2nd Edition 31-Jul-20
Learning Machine: Learning, The 1-Oct-19
Leaving Neverland Part 1 1-Jun-20
Let There Be Words - What is Language? 1-Oct-19
Life Off Grid - A Film About Disconnecting 1-Dec-19
Loving Vincent 1-May-20
Magic of the Mind - The Story of Psychology, The 1-Oct-19
Maid in America 1-Dec-19
Marwencol - Recovering from a Brutal Attack, an Artist Creates a Miniature World 1-Jan-20
Mask You Live In, The 1-May-20
Mickey Mouse Monopoly - Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power 1-Dec-19
Minimalism - The Many Levels of Minimalistic Lifestyles 1-Nov-19
Miseducation of Cameron Post, The 1-Dec-19
Money for Nothing - Behind the Business of Pop Music 1-Nov-19
Money-Driven Medicine 1-May-20
Moral Development In Children  - Theories, Stages, Impact 1-Jun-20
Most Amazing Machine: Neuroscience and Behavior, The 1-Oct-19
My Friend Dahmer 1-Feb-20
Navy Heroes of Normandy 1-Dec-19
Nighttime Eating 1-Jun-20
Normal is Over - Innovative Solutions to Global Decline 1-Apr-20
Not Just a Paycheck (Unnatural Causes Series) 1-May-20
Nutritional Needs and Cellular Function 1-Jun-20
Other Disorders (playlist) 1-Jun-20
Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth 1-Dec-19
People Like Us - Social Class in America 1-Mar-20
People Say I'm Crazy - Schizophrenia Viewed from the Inside Out 1-May-20
Place Matters (Unnatural Causes Series) 1-Apr-20
Plastic Planet - Investigating Plastic and its Effects on our Health 31-Jul-20
Power and Control - Domestic Violence in America 1-Oct-19
Race - The Power of an Illusion (playlist) 1-Mar-20
Reel Injun - On the Trail of the Hollywood "Indian" 1-Jun-20
Salt of the Earth 1-Dec-19
Sansho The Bailiff 1-May-20
Skin Deep 1-Mar-20
Slanted Screen - Hollywood’s Representation of Asian Men in Film & Television, The 1-Oct-19
Slaying the Dragon - Media Stereotypes of Asian & Asian American Women (playlist) 1-Nov-19
Stealing Roses 1-Dec-19
Stink! - The Dark Secrets of the Chemical Industry 1-Dec-19
Stranger, The 1-Jun-20
Swiss Army Man 1-Feb-20
Tested - The Flaws in the American Public School System 1-Nov-19
To Be and To Have - The Successes of a Small School in Rural France 1-Dec-19
Tough Guise 2 - Violence, Manhood & American Culture (playlist) 1-Jun-20
Traditional Life 1-Mar-20
Trust-Busting in the Progressive Era 1-Mar-20
Ups and Downs: Social Stratification 1-Dec-19
Way of Tea - Les frémissements du thé, The 1-Jan-20
Weather Underground - America's Most Notorious Revolutionaries, The 1-Apr-20
W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices 15-Aug-20
What Early Agriculturalists Ate 1-Apr-20
When the Bough Breaks (Unnatural Causes Series) 1-May-20
Wild Boys - Les Garçons Sauvages, The 1-Mar-20
Work - Group Therapy with Folsom Prison Inmates, The 1-Apr-20
Working World: The Economy and Work 1-Apr-20
Wuthering Heights 1-May-20

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