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Books and Streaming Media: Kanopy Streaming

This guide will show you how to find books and video at the library.

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a streaming media service provided for  the Lyon Campus.  There are two kinds of films that faculty can purchase for their classes.  The first is PDA: patron driven acquisition.  That means you automatically purchase the title after 4 plays of 30 seconds or more.  The typical title costs 150.00.  The second type is called Mediated.  That means the librarians have to purchase the film for you to ensure it is for class use only.  Mediated films are recognized by the pop-up submission form when you click the play button.  If you really want the film for class, fill out the form, submit it, and allow at least 2 days for us to get it active for your use.  We'll contact you when it's ready.  The collections used frequently are set as PDA and collections used less are Mediated.

Current Kanopy Licenses (Purchases)

Once triggered at the 4th view of a title for more than 30 seconds,  Lyon College has unlimited viewing access to the film for 12 months. Below are the titles Lyon College has purchased over the past 12 months and will not trigger a charge to our library.

Click this Spreadsheet to view Lyon College Kanopy purchases.  These lists can be generated as needed, just let us know and we'll send you one. 


Kanopy Collections of Lyon College

Sharing Kanopy Films

Kanopy films are available to Lyon College students, staff, and faculty through the Lyon Kanopy site. To log-in, you will be sent to the authentication page and gain access with your Lyon College credentials. If faculty purchase specific films for courses, the titles are accessible to all Lyon College students, staff, and faculty. To share a link on your syllabus use the "share" option located below the film title.

Creating Clips and Playlists

When a clip or playlist is created, it has a unique URL and can be made public or kept private. The URL can be shared with others via email or otherwise, and there is a unique embed code for it as well. All clips and playlists will be saved on the platform for you under your profile, so that it is not lost and you can always revisit it (unless you manually delete the clip/playlist).  

  1. Find the video that you want to create your first clip from. You can access the Playlist and Clip Creation Tool from any video on your institution’s Video Portal by clicking the "Create Clip/Playlist" button under the video player.
  2. If you are not already signed in, the website will prompt you to log into your account so you can begin creating and managing your playlists. You can sign in with your social media account, your existing video portal account, or you can create a new account.
  3. Once you signed in to your account, click on "Create Clip/Playlist" again and an option to create a new playlist will appear. Type in the name of your new playlist and click "Create." This will automatically add the current video to your playlist.
  4. If you are adding to an existing playlist, click "Add Video" to add the video on this current video page to your playlist. You will see the number of clips change when adding the video.
  5. Click on "Edit Playlist" to trim down the whole video into the clip that you want.
  6. You can now edit the playlist title if you want to change it. Click "Save Changes" before navigating away from the page to ensure the new title is saved. To trim down the whole video into a clip, click "Edit."
  7. To select the clip that you want in your playlist, you can either:
    - Click the player to start the film. When you want your clip to start, click "Capture" next to "Start Time". Then click "Capture" next to "Stop Time" when you want the clip to end.
    - Enter in the timecodes manually.

    Once you are happy with your clip, click "Save Clip"

Hours, Social Media, Contact Information

Library Hours 2020

  • Our virtual library is always open!  However, the physical bricks and mortar library is locked and can only be entered with permission from student life.  You must be on our list.  We are open 8 to 5 Monday thru Friday and closed weekends,.
  • Visitors from off-campus are not allowed but research consultations and appointments can be made by calling 870-307-7205.
  • Contact us at: anytime!

Covid Polices

  • Interlibrary Loan. For any items that we do not own, but you need for research, please fill out the ILL Request form that you see in the WorldCat search result for the item. Or email with the bibliographic information on the item. Physical copies of books can be acquired for local faculty, staff and students. Only digital copies of articles can be acquired for non-locals. If retrieving a physical ILL item, we will allow your entrance to Anna’s office. Please return physical items to the book return in the breezeway.

  • Curbside pickup.  We are implementing curbside pickup and books can be ordered for pickup at  We’ll notify you when they are on the cart which will be rolled into the breezeway.  They will already be checked out in your name and all you have to do is pick them up!

  • Returned books should be returned in the wall slot which is also in the breezeway entrance on the right when facing the library.

  • Use WorldCat Discovery to find most of what you'll need for your research needs.  It's the search box in the upper left corner!  If that doesn't work, try the A-Z blue box.

  • Reserves.  Because of Covid the reserve collection has been disbanded for this academic year.  Please check with the librarians if you need to order an ebook or streaming media.  Additionally,  documents can be scanned and links loaded into Schoology.

  • All study rooms on the third floor are locked and a key can be checked out at the front desk to use a study rooms.  Your ID card must be submitted to check out a key.  This is only for students with permission from student life to use the library.
  • All returned items will be in quarantine for 96 hours (4 days).

Ask The Librarian




Updated 09-11-2020

2300 Highland Road
Batesville, AR  72501