Acorn TV

Acorn TV Service Ends on May 14

We are sad to report that access to Acorn TV will end on May 14, 2021.  Anyone who checks out a title on Acorn TV or The Great Courses on the last day of service, May 14th, will be able to access that title for the next week, with a final expiration date of May 20th.

Acorn TV is being discontinued by Overdrive.  Overdrive purchased Acorn TV in 2020 and has decided to discontinue the product.  If you will miss Acorn TV just as much as we will, take a few minutes to let Overdrive know how you feel.  , opens a new window


Hailed as a “glorious streaming service … an essential must-have” by The Hollywood Reporter, Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming. Just like Netflix, you can binge-watch popular shows like Doc MartinMidsomer MurdersInspector George GentlyVeraMurdoch Mysteries, and more. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch.

Watch Acorn TV in your browser or via an app.

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Gather your tea and biscuits and prepare for a British TV binge!

Acorn TV FAQs

  • There are two ways to access The Great Courses at ELPL:

    Using Kanopy: Using Acorn TVs Great Courses site:
    • Visit ELPL's Great Courses page., opens a new window
    • Sign in or REGISTER for a new account.
    • Scroll down and tap/click on The Great Courses Library Collection, OR select MENU in the upper left corner of the screen and tap/click Education > The Great Courses to begin browsing.
    • When browsing, tap/click on a course for a more detailed summary, then tap/click the CHECKOUT button to start watching. 
    • Once the CHECKOUT button has been selected, it will check out an unlimited 7-Day Pass, which will allow you to view an unlimited number of lectures in the collection for the next week.
     
  • 1.) Visit ELPL's RBdigital page or open the RBdigital app on your mobile device. 

    2.) Sign in or REGISTER for a new account.

    3.) Scroll down and tap/click on Acorn TV, OR select MENU in the upper left corner of the screen and tap/click Acorn TV to begin browsing.

    4.) When browsing, tap/click on an Acorn TV series for a more detailed summary, then tap/click the CHECKOUT button to start watching. 

    5.) Once the CHECKOUT button has been selected, Acorn TV will check out an unlimited 7-Day Pass, which will allow you to view an unlimited number of episodes across all Acorn TV shows in the collection for the next week. 

  • To Stream Through the App:

    1.) Visit the app store on your mobile device and search for the RBdigital app.

    2.) Tap to download the app and open when ready. To set up your account, the app will walk you through steps to select your location and library. Enter your library card number (located below the barcode on the back of your library card) when prompted. 

    3.) If you already have an RBdigital account for ELPL's digital magazine collection, open the RBdigital app and log in with your existing username and password.

    4.) Your RBdigital app will open to the Home screen when all information has been entered. Scroll down and select Acorn TV to start browsing OR tap the menu icon in the upper left corner of your screen and select Acorn TV from the menu. 

    To Stream in Your Browser:

    1.) Visit ELPL's RBdigital page 

    2.) Choose REGISTER to create an account or sign in with your existing RBdigital account.

    3.) Once signed in, scroll down to view all RBdigital collections, including Acorn TV, The Great Courses Library Collection, and digital magazines.

    4.) OR, Select the MENU icon in the upper left corner of the screen, and select Acorn TV to view the entire catalog of courses available to stream. 

  • There are two ways to access The Great Courses at ELPL:

    Using Kanopy:

    Using Acorn TVs Great Courses site:

    • Visit ELPL's Great Courses page., opens a new window
    • Sign in or REGISTER for a new account.
    • Scroll down and tap/click on The Great Courses Library Collection, OR select MENU in the upper left corner of the screen and tap/click Education > The Great Courses to begin browsing.
    • When browsing, tap/click on a course for a more detailed summary, then tap/click the CHECKOUT button to start watching. 
    • Once the CHECKOUT button has been selected, it will check out an unlimited 7-Day Pass, which will allow you to view an unlimited number of lectures in the collection for the next week.
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