Streaming Video Entertainment

Scotch Plains Public Library offers adult cardholders streaming video through two services, RBDigital, and now Kanopy!

Kanopy is a streaming site with over 30,000 films, including popular feature films, classic films from around the world, and documentaries from PBS and independent filmmakers.


Get started by creating your Kanopy account:

  • Provide your email and create your own password. 
  • A confirmation email will be sent, and you will then enter your Scotch Plains library card number and PIN.

Using Kanopy:

  • Stream up to five films per month, with three days to view a film as many times as you like without using another play credit.
  • Access Kanopy from any connected device: use an app for iOS and Android tablets or phones, or stream on a smart TV through Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and many more! See all supported mobile and TV apps here.
  •  Wi-Fi access is necessary to view movies, which are available to stream but not to download.
  • Enjoy Kanopy and let us know what you think!


RBDigital offers these streaming video services (in addition to ebooks and e-audiobooks): 

  • Acorn TV
  • IndieFlix
  • Pongalo
  • Qello Concerts
  • The Great Courses.


  Get started by creating your RBDigital account:

  • Register with your email, library barcode number and PIN.  You will create your own username and password. 

Using RBDigital:

  • Viewing options:
    • Download the RBDigital app for viewing on a tablet or smartphone: iOS, Android, or Kindle tablets (not available for dedicated Kindle e-readers.)
    • Continue on the website for viewing on a PC or laptop
    • Connect to a streaming service such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV.
  • Wi-Fi access is necessary to view movies, which are available to stream but not to download.

Resident cardholders get two logins per week to use the following video collections:

  • Acorn TV

Acorn TVWatchBritish mysteries, dramas and comedies. Browse the full list of shows without logging in.


  • Indieflix

Watch shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and web series from 85 countries–including films from Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and other festivals!


  • Pongalo

 Watch favorite telenovelas and TV series, with  Spanish-language content from more than 10 countries.

  • Qello Concerts

  The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries.


  • The Great Courses Library Collection

Great Courses

(Also available through Kanopy) – over 150 courses taught by the world’s top professors on topics including science, history, culinary arts, literature and more. See a list of available courses (pdf)