Rochester Hills Public Library
Contact: Amanda Harrison Keighley
For Immediate Release
May 16, 2018
Rochester Hills Public Library Introduces New Downloadable Services
(ROCHESTER HILLS- May 16, 2018) Rochester Hills Public Library has launched new downloadable services that enable patrons to utilize ebooks, movies, and television shows on their personal devices, in response to a growing demand. The new services include cloudLibrary, Kanopy, Acorn TV, and Qello Concerts.
“At Rochester Hills Public Library, we believe convenient and ease of use, are essential elements in serving a tech savvy community, and with our latest launches we’re taking our expansive collection of digital media to the next level,” said Jessica Parij, manager of Adult Services. “We’ve listened to our patrons and are offering innovative solutions to meet their growing demands for more digital media that is accessible at home or on the go.”
“Our new online media collection represents an even more compelling resource for library card holders, with more documentaries, eBooks, and concerts,” said Amanda Harrison Keighley, community relations specialist at the library. “When combined with our in-house programs like computer help for seniors and e-branch appointments, these new digital services are something everyone will enjoy.”
Some of you may remember using cloudLibrary at RHPL several years ago, and we are happy to report that it’s back and better than before! cloudLibrary will complement our eBook and eAudiobook offerings currently offered through OverDrive/Libby. cloudLibrary allows us to partner with several other Michigan libraries to bring you even more variety in our electronic book offerings - think MeLCat, but for eBooks! We anticipate cloudLibrary to launch to RHPL patrons at the beginning of June. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more details.
Kanopy has a database of over 30 thousand films which are now accessible to all RHPL card holders on their desktop, television or mobile device with the Kanopy app. Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy hosts some of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, hard-to-find titles, film festival and independent favorites and class films.
Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any web-connected device. You get access to Acorn TV for one week with your RHPL card, and there is no limit on how many weeks you can log in! Start watching Acorn TV now at rochesterhillsmi.rbdigital.com.
Qello Concerts is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. You get access to Qello Concerts for one week with your RHPL card, and can log in as many weeks as you’d like! Start watching today at
For more information on all of the great downloadable resources we offer at RHPL, visit ebranch.rhpl.org.
The Rochester Hills Public Library provides life-long learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information. The library serves as a community town square, where over 45,000 monthly visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs including Sunday concerts, a summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, and weekly lectures. The library’s expansive and user-friendly database system allows its 70,000 card holders access to eBooks, movies, and music downloads, language and genealogy services, and consumer reports from the comfort of their own home at no cost. Find more information on Rochester Hills Public Library’s unique offerings at rhpl.org.