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A guide to the educational streaming video service for the NMSU-Las Cruces campus

Procedure to access Kanopy documentaries and films

The process to acquire streaming licenses for Kanopy films starts with a student or faculty member requesting a video for instructional purposes, allowing 2 weeks for processing. 

  • Requestors will be asked to provide a course number. Additionally, student requests will require a professor verification of the need for the film.
    • Simultaneous requests for multiple titles will be handled as a single request.
    • Decisions will be made on a title-by-title basis.
    • Decisions will be communicated in one cumulative response to the requester.
  • If the request for purchase is approved
    • The requestor will receive a notification within 5 business days.
    • The notification will include the date the request is approved, an estimated time frame for availability, an instruction to the requestor to check availability, and a reminder that the film is available for one year.
  • If the request is denied, the requestor will receive an explanation.

How to Request Access to a Kanopy Film

If the Library does not have access to a film in Kanopy, you will see a message and screen similar to the ones below.  

Please enter all the information. For the course number, please include the section/s, and in the last text box include a brief rationale (1-2 sentences) for using this film. Submit your request by clicking on the "Request Access" button.