January 23, 2019

A Montgomery County Library Card Can Provide Access to Free Streaming of Acorn TV

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) cardholders now have free access to commercial-free programming and new shows with Acorn TV. This new service provides thousands of hours of international programming, Acorn TV originals and new shows such as mysteries, dramas and comedies added weekly.

Library cardholders can access Acorn TV by registering via the MCPL website. Customers can “checkout” the Acorn TV channel for seven days and have unlimited access to all content. Currently, there is no limit on the number of seven-day “checkouts” a library cardholder is permitted.


  1. I am so excited about this -- what a lovely bonus to an already excellent library system!

  2. The website does not appear to be working properly as of January 28, 2019.

    1. Judy StilesJanuary 29, 2019 at 10:14 AM
      I am sorry to hear about this. It looks like the website is working properly now. Will you let us know if you are still having problems?

  3. There are also a few foreign language programs available - with subtitles.

  4. I dont see British shows
    One Foot In The Grave__As Time Goes By
    Keeping Up Appearances__Last Summer Of Wine
    Yes Minister__My Family_The Fosters_ After You've Gone

  5. I am excited about this. However, I am unable to log in to Acorn with my MC library account username and password. Do I need to create a different account just for Acorn?

  6. Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with Acorn TV. It may be easier for you to email James Donaldson at James.Donaldson@montgomerycountymd.gov.


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