WRL offers two great options for streaming video.

Please note: in 2020, RBDigital was purchased by Overdrive, as a result of the purchase, access to RBDigital Entertainment, including Acorn TV, will be ending as of 5/14/2021. Overdrive informs us they are in discussions with Acorn TV, but there is no timeline for a possible offering of titles through Overdrive.

RBDigital Entertainment

With RBDigital, you can access Acorn TV (world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond), Great Courses, IndieFlix, and more great streaming content. Get started with RBDigital Entertainment today using the RBDigital app on your tablet or mobile device.


With WRL’s subscription to Kanopy, provided with the generous support of the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library, all library card holders can stream up to four movies per month from a collection of over 30,000 documentaries and classic and foreign films. Get started with Kanopy today and enjoy free streaming video from WRL. Questions? Try Kanopy’s Help pages or call us at 757-259-4050. Connect Kanopy to your smart TV. You can also contact Kanopy directly with questions.

Parents will want to check out the new Kanopy Kids collection for films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Parents can also set up parental controls on the Kanopy Dashboard to limit access for younger viewers. See the Kanopy Kids article for more details on this collection.

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