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Acorn TV

Acorn TV offers a full slate of British TV and film, including 80+ exclusive shows; the latest seasons of fan favorites like Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, Murdoch Mysteries, and more; and Acorn TV originals like Loch Ness. The Los Angeles Times calls it “an alternate universe of terrific British television.”

  • Unlimited access to thousands of hours of commercial-free programming
  • Watch on any internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a web browser – also available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and other devices, or through the RB Digital app
  • New shows added weekly

Access Acorn TV Now!

When first accessing Acorn TV, you will need your Durham County Library card number, four-digit PIN, and an email address to create an account. If you use the library’s RB Digital service to checkout digital magazines, you already have an account with Acorn TV; you can use the same email address and password you have for RB Digital.

When you access Acorn TV through the library, you’ll get a seven-day pass that provides unlimited access to all Acorn TV titles. When your pass expires, you can check out another one to continue watching.

If you need any assistance with Acorn TV, click “Help” at the top right of the page after accessing Acorn TV. If your question is not answered on this page, please email your question (including your country, the name of your library and your library card number) to

You can also contact us online or visit your library location for assistance.