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Try out AcornTV before it leaves public libraries on Friday, May 14, 2021.B

By Jenn Slone, Access Team Leader


I am really bummed to let our patrons know that AcornTV has opted to cease its relationship with public libraries, and will no longer be offering their content to our patrons after Friday, May 14, 2021. Lots of our patrons enjoyed the critically-acclaimed British television that this platform provides, so we are sad to see it go.

Last year, the popular eBook platform OverDrive acquired RBdigital Media, who managed the AcornTV service. We knew that the management of the service was changing, but had no idea that it would be disappearing from our offerings so soon.

Beginning April 30, RBdigital will post the following message in their app to notify users:  AcornTV will no longer be available through RBdigital after May 14, 2021.  Any patrons with an active token/pass for AcornTV as of May 14 will continue to have access for the time remaining on their 7-day token/pass.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check out our other terrific eResources for entertainment, such as hoopla, Freegal Music, and (new to CRCPL this year) Kanopy Indie Films.

Cochrane Library

On a positive note, the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) has just made the Cochrane Library available to all Ohio residents through the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding through the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These databases include the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA).

The link to Cochrane is available through the Ohio Web Library and also on our website under “Online Resources” > “eLearning” > “Health & Wellness.”

As always, if you see an eResource that you’d like CRCPL to explore, send me an email.