Since its launch last year, librarians have rapidly adopted Kanopy BASE as a powerful tool for efficient, immediate access to core curricular titles


SAN FRANCISCO – January 10, 2023 – Kanopy, the leading streaming provider of essential films for colleges and universities, reports rapid adoption of their new subscription model for academic libraries. Kanopy BASE (Bundled Academic Subscription for Education) provides unlimited access to a vast pre-curated collection of 10,000 titles at one fixed price. Combined with Kanopy’s signature PDA models, this new subscription model provides the ideal critical mass of movies to efficiently introduce the Kanopy streaming catalog to academic institutions.

Interested librarians, faculty, and staff can download the full list of titles at

Developed based on librarian and educator feedback, the Kanopy BASE package includes a wide array of titles covering multiple courses of study, hand selected by Kanopy staff librarians. Films and documentaries in the Kanopy BASE collection range from core curricular subjects like Race and Class Studies, Sociology and Education, to subjects that cater to the whole student like Mental Health, Psychology and Health and Fitness.

Kanopy BASE’s comprehensive collection has been designed as a stable academic reference and resource that will grow with time. Key initial titles of note, with more coming this year:

  • One Woman, One Vote,
  • People of a Feather – Survival in the Canadian Arctic
  • Bias
  • Anthropocene: The Human Epoch – How Humans Have Impacted the Planet
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century
  • Oleg’s Choice – A Personal Look at the Conflict in Ukraine
  • Black Code – Where Big Data Meets Big Brother

*Title availability varies by region.

Pricing is determined by the institution’s full-time enrollment and can be paid as one annual subscription price upfront with no platform fees. And, for the first time ever, Kanopy has introduced Kanopy BASE to library consortia with special consortial pricing. Members can contact their director or coordinator for more information and to include Kanopy for consideration for their consortium.

“Our team constructed Kanopy BASE with stability, consistency and core functionality in mind,” said Jason Tyrrell, General Manager at Kanopy. “Based on peer reports and evidence in the field, we know that the titles offered in BASE are at the heart of what professors, adjuncts, and staff seek for their courses. We anticipate that as the collection matures and develops, academic institutions will see this as a critical foundation from which to offer their campus the best in enhanced education and multimodal learning.”

Learn more about Kanopy and BASE at


About Kanopy

Kanopy is the leading streaming provider of high-quality films that matter. The company partners with filmmakers and movie studios around the globe to give movie-lovers free access to films that stimulate imagination, promote learning and spark meaningful conversations. Many films on Kanopy—including from iconic suppliers like the BBC, NEON, Samuel Goldwyn Films, HISTORY, A&E, First Run Features Kino Lorber and IFC Films—are unavailable elsewhere. The Kanopy app is available on iOS and Android and all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV. In 2021, OverDrive acquired Kanopy to bring together the single most extensive catalog of premium content and the best-in-class user experience for video, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and additional streaming media. For more information, visit

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