What is Acorn TV?

Acorn TV is one of six streaming channels available on RBDigital, a new service that the Irvington Library subscribes to. The Acorn TV channel specifically offers unlimited access to the best in British TV and film, such as popular dramas, mysteries, comedies, and more from across the pond and beyond. And best of all– it’s free with your library card!

How Do I Access Acorn TV?

  1. Go to our RB Digital homepage at
  2. Click on “Acorn TV.”
  3. If you’re new to our RB Digital service, click “register” in the top right corner. If you already have an account, you can click “sign in.”the log-in page to RB Digital, which asks for a username, password, email and library card number.
  4. Now, sign in.
  5. Once signed in, you’ll be taken back to the Acorn TV page, where you can browse available titles. Click a title you’re interested in, and then hit “checkout.” You will then have a 7-day, free and unlimited pass to Acorn! When the 7-days is up, you can simply re-checkout another 7 day pass, and repeat as you wish.

An example of the red checkout button

Note that RB Digital is available on mobile phone and tablet apps through Google Play and iTunes, as well as your Roku to stream on your TV. Once you have followed the above steps, you can download these apps on you preferred devices and sign in to access the content on your favorite screens!

There are so many choices... what should I stream?

If you’re missing your literary mysteries at the library, Acorn TV has many Agatha Christie series, including the “Poirot” series with David Suchet, MC Beaton’s comedy-dramas “Agatha Raisin” and “Hamish Macbeth,” and Kerry Greenwood’s “Miss Fisher Mysteries.” You might also enjoy the “Lovejoy series” starring Ian MacShane, or the Cornwall-set “Doc Martin,” which is especially great for fans of Poldark.

I'm not so into British TV... what other channels are on RB Digital?

Irvington Library cardholders have free, unlimited access to six channels on RB Digital: Acorn TV (British TV and Movies), Qello (full-length concerts and music documentaries), The Great Courses, IndieFlix, Pongalo Telenovelas, and Method SAT/ACT Prep. You can access these channels on computers, phones, tablets, and even a Roku.