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The Great Courses

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The Great Courses is one of the premier learning series in the world, and it is THE preeminent learning series if you want high quality instruction from the very best in their fields.  Partnering with prestigious organizations including National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institutes, and the Mayo Clinic, the series features engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts. These courses are available for purchase online, ranging in price from $35.00 to hundreds of dollars per series, but they are FREE at the Library.

The Great Courses Lecture Topics

  • Better Living:  Food & Wine; Health, Fitness, & Nutrition; Hobby & Leisure; Personal Development; Travel; Parenting; Crafts & Woodworking
  • Economics & Finance
  • Fine Arts:  Art History; Studio Art
  • High School: History; Math; Science; Study Skills; Critical Thinking Skills; Reading & Writing
  • History: American History; Ancient History - Classical or World; Civilization & Culture; Medieval History;  Modern World History; Renaissance & Early Modern History; Military History
  • Language Learning: Spanish, French, Latin, Greek, & English Grammar
  • Literature & Language:  Ancient Literature & Mythology; American Literature; British Literature; Linguistics; World Literature; Writing; Genre; Literary Surveys
  • Mathematics:  Applied Mathematics; History of Mathematics; Mathematical Theory
  • Music:  Classical Music; Modern Music; Musical Theory
  • Philosophy & Intellectual History:  Ancient Philosophy; Intellectual History; Medieval Philosophy; Modern Philosophy
  • Professional:  Business; Communication Skills; Education; Leadership Skills; Thinking Skills
  • Religion: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Comparative; Eastern & World Religions; Judaism; Medieval Philosophy
  • Science: Astronomy & Space; Biology; Earth Sciences; Engineering & Technology; History and Philosophy of Science; Medicine; Neuroscience & Psychology; Physics & Chemistry; Social Sciences

The Great Courses at the Library - Two Ways to Learn:

1. Streaming on Your Computer or Mobile Device

To stream any of The Great Courses' most popular classes -- more than 150 in all -- you only need three things:

  • Your library card
  • A free RB Digital account
  • WiFi or internet connection
    • This is a streaming service only; the programs are NOT available for download to watch at a later time.  You must be connected to WiFi or the internet to watch these programs.

See the full class list here or download and print a flyer to share with friends or...

With the Great Courses, library patrons can learn about everything from economics to fine art to travel.

Click the button to start streaming!

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to login to your RB Digital account before you can check out any materials

2. Using DVDs or CDs

The Library has an extensive collection of The Great Courses lecture series available for check out.  With dozens of lecture titles on all the major topics listed above, there is truly something for anyone with a curious mind.

Get Yours Today:

  • The Great Courses in CD sets are located in audio materials (some with oversized materials)
  • The Great Courses in DVD sets are located with other DVDs
  • The Great Courses check out for 3 weeks
  • Overdue CD sets are charged $.10 per day
  • Overdue DVD sets are charged $.50 per day

With the Great Courses, library patrons can learn about everything from economics to fine art to travel.

Click the button to see all the Great Courses in our DVD and CD collection!



Questions or comments?  Stop by the 2nd Floor Information desk, call (303) 651-8472, or email us.

The SILLVR streaming service offers access to educational and documentary-style films.

SILLVR: Another Option to Stream Your Learning

The Streaming Interlibrary Loan Video Resources (SILLVR) is a collaborative initiative between research libraries and digital films and curriculum providers. SILLVR provides unlimited access to more than 35,000 titles from 800+ international producers in a range of subject areas -- from award-winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts and more. Content is available through the Prospector Library to all Colorado and Wyoming library card holders. * This is a pilot program and will be continued based on patron demand.


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