Make it your New Year’s Resolution to learn something new! At BCPL, we encourage a lifetime of learning, and it has never been easier than with the digital resource, The Great Courses.

Available through our website, The Great Courses allows you to dive into a variety of subjects such as history, science, music, literature, philosophy, travel, and more! If you’re unsure which topic to choose, trailer videos for each course are provided to give you a preview of what the course has to offer. Each course is separated into a multiple video lecture series making it convenient to start and stop when needed.

And in addition to the video lectures, each course includes a downloadable guidebook to assist in the learning process and is taught by professionals of the field such as professors, explorers, photographers, scientists, etc. It’s simple to get started!

Just follow these easy steps to begin learning:

  1. Go to and click on Digital Library.
  2. Scroll down and click on RB Digital. You will be taken to the RB Digital homepage.
  3. Click on The Great Courses.
  4. Click the Register button in the top right-hand corner, and create your account using your library card.

Once your account is created, you are ready to start learning! With your BCPL library card, you will be given unlimited access for 7 days. After your 7-day pass expires, you can check out another 7-day pass from the RB Digital homepage. Start the year off right by learning something new with The Great Courses!

Written by Emily Sexton
Public Relations Specialist