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Finding Videos & Films

This is a guide to assist with finding videos and films in the UO Libraries

How to Request a Kanopy Video

As of July 1, 2019 Kanopy titles may be requested for lease by:

  • UO faculty for use in a course or research
  • GE’s for use in a course
  • Graduate students for research

In order to contain costs, UO staff, emeritus faculty, and the general public will not be able to request the lease of a title. 

Log in to Kanopy ( to search for a film. After clicking on a film in Kanopy, the following form will appear when the library does not have a current lease for the film. 

For courses or academic research fill out the request form including the following information in the request message:

  • Course name and number for which the film is being requested if applicable.
  • If the film is being requested for academic research if applicable.
  • Whether a 1 or 3 year lease. If the course is taught regularly a 3 year lease might be preferable.

The request will go to librarians to request access. The library will process the request within 24-48 hours except on weekends and over holidays. If we have questions we will follow-up with the requester.