Stream world-class TV from Britain and beyond free with your library card

March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Vancouver Island, BC: Binge-watchers, get your library card, grab a snack, and find a comfortable chair — you’re not going anywhere. Starting April 3, anyone with a Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) card can stream thousands of hours of acclaimed TV, from Britain and beyond, free with their library card.

VIRL’s newest digital resource, Acorn TV, offers world-class mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries, including classic series like Poldark, Murdoch Mysteries, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, and Agatha Christie’s Poirot, and 80 exciting exclusive programs, such as A Place to Call Home, Blandings, The Brokenwood Mysteries, and Jack Irish.

“Acorn TV brings our customers so many excellent choices in every genre,” says VIRL’s Executive Director, Rosemary Bonanno. “It’s an exciting addition to our collection that is sure to become one of our most popular digital resources. Personally, I’m looking forward to watching The Detectorists, a comedy that has been widely acclaimed by critics and audiences around the world.”

New shows are added weekly and include the latest seasons of series. With the streaming service, VIRL customers are in exclusive company — ours is the first library system in Canada to offer Acorn TV.

To stream Acorn TV, VIRL library cardholders can download the RB Digital app onto their mobile device from the Google or Apple Store, or access the service from our website (starting April 3):

The next step is to find an interesting title, sit back, and enjoy the show.


For more information
David Carson
Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives
250.753.1154 ex 248
Cell: 250.327.3651