The Great Courses

The Great Courses

The Great Courses is available from a couple of different providers - Kanopy and RBdigital. Select the provider below that you want to stream The Great Courses from:

The Great Courses - Access on Kanopy

Kanopy now offers The Great Courses for unlimited access. Enjoy over 6,000 popular courses on topics ranging from history and health to science and more, taught by award-winning experts and professors from distinguished institutions. Lending Information. FAQ.

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The Great Courses - Access on RBdigital

ALERT: The Great Courses via RBdigital will be discontinued on May 11, 2021.

Any patrons with an active token/pass for The Great Courses as of May 11 will continue to have access for the time remaining on their 7-day token/pass.

More ways to access The Great Courses:

  • Enjoy access to thousands of The Great Courses titles through Kanopy, which offers you 30-day access for an entire course/title. Type in the search box “The Great Courses” and select “Suppliers” to browse for titles. On mobile toggle over to “Companies” to view the collection.
  • Check out OverDrive for 200+ Great Courses available for a checkout period of 3, 5, or 7 days.
  • Borrow The Great Courses on DVD.


Now through May 11 only:

With hundreds of academic videos on various subjects like history, science, philosophy, mathematics, literature, economics, and the arts, all taught by university professors and subject-area experts, The Great Courses Library Collection from RBdigital has courses on how to do it, how to learn it, or how it happened.

First time users will need to register for an RBdigital user name. Begin by clicking "Register" atop the RBdigital homepage.  You can then begin watching lectures in a web browser.  If you wish to use a mobile app to listen or watch, please download the latest version of the RBdigital mobile app.  Look for The Great Courses audio files in the Audiobooks section, and for video files in the Education section. Lending Policies.

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