The Washington and Lee University Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Kanopy streaming video service to our roster of online resources for the W&L community.
Over the past several years we have gotten a bit of experience with providing streaming access to individual films for our students and faculty, but Kanopy is, by far, the largest collection of such materials we have offered, with about 25,000 films available. Many of these are well-known documentaries and features from such distributors as Criterion and PBS. For example, one can opt to view the Criterion French New Wave collection or all the episodes in the Ken Burns Civil War series. New titles are added each month.
You can search for specific titles, specific series, or topic areas by using the basic link for our W&L Kanopy account @ https://wlu.kanopystreaming.com/. There also is a link to Kanopy in the A-Z Databases List on the library homepage.
Each video can be viewed by current W&L students, faculty, or staff from either on-campus or off-campus locations, and each can be viewed by multiple users simultaneously. Links to individual films or collections can be included in course syllabi or other teaching materials. Public performance rights are included and nearly all films are provided with captions and transcripts.