New Streaming Services With OverDrive

The Highland Public Library provided AcornTV digital streaming services to its patrons through its partnership with Ulster County Library Association.  AcornTV has made the decision to no longer serve library accounts and to focus on personal consumer accounts. 

RBDigital, provider of AcornTV and additional library services was recently acquired by OverDrive. RBDigital library services was retired on  May 20, 2021. However, OverDrive is continually improving digital library services offering thousands of magazine titles including foreign and specialty titles and a vast collection of audiobooks and ebooks offered by The Highland Public Library to Ulster County residents free with a library card through the OverDrive/Libby app.

“Overdrive continues to try to come to some agreement with AcornTV. We hope AcornTV will be back in the future and are disappointed with their decision. However OverDrive continues to add thousands of titles for patrons’ enjoyment through their Libby app,”  says Julie Kelsall-Dempsey, Library Director. 

If you live in Highland and you are missing your AcornTV shows, hoopla provides a selection of British TV shows and movies that you may like.  The Great Courses and Universal Classes can be found on the Libby app with the addition of Ulster County Library Association  as a library.You can add Ulster County Library Association as another library to your OverDrive account and Libby app by following these directions.