Having Trouble Logging In To Acorn TV?

UPDATE: As of Thursday, July 16, all the Acorn TV issues have been fixed! You should be able to log in once to the RBDIgital portal at abbotma.rbdigital.com and be automatically logged in to Acorn TV.

If you continue to experience issues with this, please contact the library at mar@noblenet.org.

We have noticed there have been issues with logging in to Acorn TV, one of Abbot Public Library’s online services with which you can stream British movies and television (for free!).

Acorn TV is one of the services offered through RBDigital, the others being IndieFlix, Great Courses, and RB Digital Magazines.

The issue arises if you are trying to access RBDigital and Acorn through a browser. If you have changed your RBDigital password in the past, you will need to do the same directly through Acorn TV, as it may have retained your old password. To do this, simply click “Forgot Password” and you will be sent an email link with instructions for how to change your password. Don’t forget to change your password so that it matches what you use for RBDigital!


  1. Go to https://abbotma.rbdigital.com
  2. Click on Acorn TV under the Entertainment section.
  1. Click on any of the movies or shows.
  2. Click “Check Out.” You will be prompted to sign into RBDigital. 
  1. A pop-up screen will appear saying you will have unlimited access to Acorn TV for 7 days. Click “OK.” You have now checked out a 7-day pass for access to Acorn TV.
  1. You will be routed to the Acorn TV site. Click “Access Acorn TV.”
  1. From here you will need to log in again. If you have ever changed your password, this is where you will click “Forgot password” and change it so it matches the RBDigital login.

    If you don’t think you ever changed your password, try logging in. If it does not work, click “Forget Password” and follow the steps to change your password to the one you just use for your RB Digital Account.
  1. You should now have access to British television! 

If you continue experiencing issues, or if you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us at mar@noblenet.org or call at 781-631-1481 during service hours, on Mondays through Saturdays from 2:00 pm – 5:45 pm.


Intro to Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel was one of our technology workshops we were excited to teach before the physical closing of the library due to COVID-19. While we hope to gather in the near future to continue sharing our knowledge of technology, we would like to give you a head start on learning Excel! 

Below is a PowerPoint presentation of the basics of the program, and we welcome you to download it to use at your convenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at mar@noblenet.org, and a librarian will be in touch as soon as possible. Click the image to get started!

If you’re interested in learning similar computer programs, take a look at Microsoft Word, which was introduced last week. 

Introducing: Microsoft Word!

Being home more often may mean you have more time to learn a new computer skill! Whether you are brand new to using Microsoft Word, or if you would like a refresher, we have something that can help! One of the Abbot library staff has provided a step-by-step Introduction to Microsoft Word presentation that you are welcome to download and use at your convenience. Just click the image below to view the PDF!

Questions about what you have learned, or confused about anything in the presentation? No need to worry! By emailing mar@noblenet.org, a staff member will be happy to answer any questions you may have.