Sign Up For Acorn TV!


Now available with your library card!

World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch! Choose from:

  • 80+ exclusive shows, including A Place to Call Home, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, Detectorists, and Jack Irish.
  • See them first: Acorn TV streams the latest seasons of fan favorites like Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, Inspector George Gently, Vera, Murdoch Mysteries, and more.
  • Acorn TV originals, including Loch Ness, Striking Out, Agatha Raisin, The Level, and more.

Stream Acorn TV as much as you want, for FREE – anytime, anywhere:

Phone or tablet

  • Go to Des Moines Public Library's RBdigital collection to set up an account before using the app.
  • Download the mobile app, and sign in.
  • Once the app is open, select the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Select Entertainment and tap Acorn TV.
  • Tap Access to checkout a 7-day access pass.
  • Acorn TV will open in your mobile browser.
  • Printable Instructions.

Get it on Google Play

Available at Amazon appstore

Computer / web browser:

  • Go to Des Moines Public Library's RBdigital collection to set up an account or sign in.
  • Once logged in, select the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Choose Entertainment and tap Acorn TV.
  • Tap Access to checkout a 7-day access pass.
  • Acorn TV will open in your browser.
  • Printable instructions.

TV

  • Go to Des Moines Public Library's RBdigital collection to set up an account or to sign in.
  • Select the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Select Entertainment and tap Acorn TV.
  • Tap Access to checkout a 7-day access pass.
  • Access your supported TV streaming device.
  • Add the AcornTV channel.
  • Login to AcornTV with your RBdigital login and password.

You may request support for digital services using our online support form.

Borrowing Policies:

  • You must be a resident of Des Moines or rural Polk County to access Acorn TV.
  • Access to Acorn TV is provided in 7 day licensing increments through the Des Moines Public Library's RBdigital collection.
  • When your license expires, return to RBdigital to check out another. Your viewing history and preferences will be saved.
  • Borrowers may have up to three RBdigital streaming licenses per 7 days. This applies to the following services: AcornTV, The Great Courses, Pongalo, Stingray Qello, & IndieFlix.