Q. Can I show a film to my class from Kanopy that says "video is not available"?


Yes, films in Kanopy that say, "this video is not available" can still be used for a class.

UTSA Libraries has changed our Kanopy service, and some movies must now go through a request process. Please fill out a course reserve request form for the movie you want to use in class. This will be the most efficient and quick way to secure your film.

We also recommend using the course request form for any streaming film, even if it seems to be currently available. This can prevent streaming services from pulling films without notifying us ahead of time.

Many films in Kanopy are still available "on demand," without the need to request them. UTSA Libraries had to change our subscription, because costs for the service have been rising and were no longer sustainable. Many other libraries have adopted this model or dropped Kanopy altogether.

Please note that we have two additional major streaming resources: Films on Demand and Alexander Street Press (please see the links below.) The Libraries also have a considerable BluRay & DVD collection and can obtain physical DVDs using Get It For Me.

If you have any questions about the new Kanopy model or reserving material for your courses, please contact the Librarian for your program, using the Find A Librarian link below.

  • Last Updated Aug 02, 2020
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  • Answered By William Glenn

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