Scotch Plains residents with adult or young adult library cards can now stream Acorn TV, Indieflix, The Great Courses Library Collection, and Pongalo (Spanish-language content) – free of charge on their web-connected devices through RBdigital.
Those who already use the RBdigital app for ebooks and audiobooks will see this new content right away. Those who are new to RBdigital can set up an account on the library’s website and then download the app onto their devices. You can stream on the RBDigital app or online in a browser.
Acorn TV — “the best in British TV and film” — features:
- Thousands of hours of world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies.
- 80+ exclusive shows, including A Place to Call Home, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime and more.
- Latest seasons of favorites such as Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, and Murdoch Mysteries.
- Acorn TV originals including Loch Ness, Striking Out, Agatha Raisin and more.
- You can browse the selections here before you set up your account.
- Also available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV.
The Great Courses Library Collection:
- Over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors.
- Topics include science, history, culinary arts, literature and more.
- See a list of available courses (pdf)
- Stream over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.
- Film-festival hits: View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!
- Also available on Roku, Xbox, and Apple TV.
- Largest collection (over 10,000 episodes) of favorite telenovelas and TV series.
- Favorite Spanish-language content from more than 10 countries.
Resident cardholders get 2 logins per week to be used in Acorn, Great Courses, Indieflix or Pongalo, and each login is good for 7 days.
Scotch Plains residents with adult or young adult library cards also have access to a new Comics collection, the StingRay Qello concerts, and the RBdigital ebook and audiobook collections that have proven to be popular and continue to expand.