The Great Courses

The Great Courses - on Libby, by OverDrive

Following a delay with the final stages of transition from RB digital we now have limited access to Courses on Libby. We will update this page as the full catalogue becomes available. 

The Great Courses Library Collection video streaming service is brought to you by The Great Courses—the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses, led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.


  • over 250 unique courses to capture your curiosity or help you to improve in areas you are passionate about
  • 3,000+ hours of carefully curated and commercial-free, entertaining and engaging content
  • courses taught by brilliant, award-winning, and trusted experts in their fields
  • twelve categories for all types of patrons with new content monthly
  • guidebooks for each course to supplement course material

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For The Great Courses click the library card icon and go to extras

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