Streaming Video & Music

Scotch Plains Public Library offers adult cardholders streaming video and music services from:

Watch and listen with your library card!

Kanopy Films

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 and view Kanopy from any connected device:
  •  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, Qello Concerts and 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 TVWatch British mysteries, dramas and comedies. Browse the full list of shows.



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


You can browse and search Indieflix’s offerings here, but you must login through the Scotch Plains RBDigital site

Qello Concerts

  The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries.  Browse the selections here, but login from the the Scotch Plains RBDigital site.

  • 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)

Freegal Music

New! Freegal music has temporarily lifted the 3-hour daily streaming limit, so you can now stream ad-free music continously from a vast catalog of music and videos!

You cal also download and keep up to 3 DRM-free songs a week!

Enjoy their eclectic collection of curated playlists–and create your own lists to share with other Scotch Plains Library users!  See how to create and share your own special playlist here.

Freegal Music is easy to access from your computer, tablet or mobile device.  Find the app in the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and on Amazon.  All you need is your library card number and PIN.

View the Freegal FAQs.