When you hear the phrase “online resources” you might think of research databases and other things that are useful for people writing papers, starting and running businesses, and otherwise finding information. But the E-Library is also where you’ll find all the fun stuff!
Books, of course.
There are plenty of ways to get books in the E-Library. The most common (and most beloved) is via OverDrive, opens a new window, and the Libby app. You can also see what’s available in TumbleBook Library, opens a new window, which is especially geared towards younger readers. Check out their sister sites, Romance Book Cloud, opens a new window and Teen Book Cloud, opens a new window. Or grab a book or two from Hoopla. Read your heart out!
Or listen; there are plenty of audiobooks!
Movies and Video
KanopyWe also have multiple ways for you to stream videos geared at viewers of all ages! There’s , which has hundreds of independent and classic movies, short films, documentaries, international series, and other video to stream, including several PBS collections. Still want more? Visit Libbyapp.com or use the Libby app on your phone or other device to get independent films, documentaries, and concert videos on IndieFlix and Qello Concerts (once available on RBdigital, which no longer exists). You can also find documentaries, classic movies, and more!
Also, did you know you could download music videos on Freegal Music, opens a new window? They range from Thriller to the newest Meghan Trainor, and are worth two of your five downloads each week. (See more below about Freegal.)
Browse through over 4,400 magazine titles or to find something to read on your next break, downtime, or flight, all on your own device.
You can now read comics on your computer or device! Check out backlist digital trades from IDW, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics, including popular ones like My Little Pony, Angel, or Ms. Marvel!
We’ve talked about downloading music through Freegal before. Have you tried it out yet? Download up to five songs a week and stream for three hours. You won’t find everything on there, as it’s limited to certain recording companies’ catalogs, but the artists available—including Adele, Pentatonix, and John Legend—are nothing to sneer at. Current top single downloads are popular on Top-40 radio right now, and you can dig through an endless backlog to find songs from decades past.
Games and Puzzles
These are more for kids than grown-ups, but you can sit your younger ones in front of a few of our best resources and set them up with educational games and puzzles from ABC mouse, opens a new window (only available in the library) and TumbleBook Library, which is available anywhere.
Questions? Call Infoline at 520-791-4010, or contact Ask A Librarian!