RB Digital: A Hub for Entertainment & Education

Even though your Library’s building is currently closed, we are just as committed as ever to providing you with entertainment and learning options. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting the many free digital resources you have access to as a JCPL card holder.

RB Digital is one of those great resources. It’s your ticket to streaming videos and lectures on your computer or mobile device. To access RB Digital on your computer, click the E-Resources tab on our website and select RB Digital. This will lead you directly to the portal where you can register for an account with your library card and start streaming! If you’re on a mobile device, download any of the channels’ free apps to watch your favorites on your phone or tablet.

We have five streaming channels available through RB Digital:

Acorn TV is a British television service. It offers your favorite British TV shows and movies, including dramas like Vera, Murdoch Mysteries, Midsomer Murders, and Foyle’s War; comedies like Rake and Black Books; and even documentaries and feature films about the royal family and British history. Learn more about Acorn TV here.

IndieFlix offers thousands of thought-provoking independent films and documentaries. You’ll also find classic films like Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder or George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Learn more about IndieFlix here.

Stingray Qello gives you access to your favorite musicians through hundreds of live musical performances. It also offers documentaries on renowned artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Bill Withers. Learn more about Stingray Qello here.

Pongalo is a Spanish-language streaming service. It houses over 10,000 episodes of beloved Spanish-language telenovelas from more than 10 different countries. Watch these and hundreds of feature films from Hollywood and Latin America. Learn more about Pongalo here.

The Great Courses is a hub for video lectures given by some of the best professors in the world. You can learn about history, science, philosophy, literature, religion, art, math, and much more! Learn more about The Great Courses here.

RB Digital gives you access to each of these streaming services for free. Once you access each channel, you’ll have unlimited access to it for one week. Stream as much as you want for that week, and when the week is over, you can renew your access to that channel if you want. To watch each channel, you’ll have to go through the RB Digital portal and click “Access”. This will take you to the website of whichever channel you’ve chosen. That channel will automatically create an account for you on its website using information from your RB Digital account. All you have to do is create a password. Click here for a more detailed explanation of how RB Digital streaming services work.

If you have questions or problems using RB Digital during our closure, send us a message on Facebook. We’ll do our best to figure out what’s going wrong and get back to you as soon as possible.

For more information on our digital services, explore www.jcpl.org and follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram.

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