Have you heard of The Great Courses?
They’re a collection of phenomenal lectures series created by esteemed college professors for the general public on fascinating topics like Decisive Battles in World History, Writing Great Fiction, and Physics & our Universe.
They’re engaging, enlightening, and understandable. The only downside? They can be a touch expensive to buy.
Fortunately, your Mentor Public Library offers four ways that you can enjoy more The Great Courses for free.
1. Borrow them from us
We have several DVD sets of Great Courses series that you can borrow from our collection, including:
- the Wonders of America’s state parks
- Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way
- Cooking Basics: What Everyone Should Know
- America’s Founding Fathers
- Discovering your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy.
2. Stream them using Kanopy
If you’re not familiar with Kanopy, it’s a streaming service that lets you watch some of the world’s greatest films and documentaries. And it’s free with your library card!
It also has dozens of Great Courses series that you can stream onto your computer, phone, tablet, or Smart TV. Typically, you can stream 10 items from Kanopy each month. But, right now, you can stream unlimited Great Courses videos from Kanopy with your Mentor Public Library card.
3. Watch the Great Courses with RBDigital
Just like with Kanopy, RBDigital offers unlimited streaming of The Great Courses. They offer several lectures one:
- Economics & Finance
- Food & Wine
- Health, Fitness & Nutrition
- Hobby & Leisure
- Literature & Language
- Music & Fine Arts
- Professional & Personal Development
4. Stream audio versions of the Great Courses for free with Hoopla
By the way, if you prefer streaming audio, you can stream more than 100 Great Courses in their entirety as audiobooks using Hoopla. Once again, Hoopla is free to use with your Mentor Public Library card. You can borrow up to 20 items per month from its collection, which also includes audiobooks, movies, music, and comics.
So what do you want to learn first?