Books & More

Search Catalogs

Online Catalog: The Library’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) allows patrons to search for all materials available from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and also from the collections of the entire Mid-Hudson Library System, including books, large print, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD,  eBooks, audiobooks (MP3 and WAV)- and more! Patrons can also view their library account, renew items, and place or cancel their material requests.

Our new Encore catalog also includes articles from thousands of sources that are indexed in several of our subscription databases. Currently we include the content of Gale’s General OneFile and Academic OneFile databases and Opposing Viewpoints in Context–with more on the way.  All these articles are keyword searchable from right within our online catalog; all you need is a current library card.  It’s all free!

SEAL: Southeastern Access to Libraries is the gateway to search for books, magazines and other resources available in the academic, special, public, and school library community in southeastern New York – all from one search screen.

WorldCat: This worldwide union catalog was created and is maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions. If the materials found here are not in our collection, please ask a Librarian to request them for you from another library.

Audiobooks and E-books on the Web

Downloadable Audiobooks and E-books from Overdrive 
The Library District, along with the other 60+ members of the Mid-Hudson Library System, provides access to downloadable audiobooks and e-books via the vendor, OverDrive. This service supports Windows and Mac computers as well as mobile devices, e-book readers, and portable devices (not all formats are supported on all devices). You will be required to do a one-time install of software on your local PC before you can download titles.  Click here to find out more about this service.  If you need help, please call the Adult Services Reference Desk at 485-3445 (select Option 4).graygray bullet

Books Should Be Free – Public domain audiobooks and e-books

LibriVox – Public domain audiobooks

Project Gutenberg – Free e-books

Bestseller Lists

You can view this week’s NY Times Fiction and NY Times Non-Fiction bestseller lists from the Library’s Online Public Access Catalog!

New York Times Best Sellers – All the best seller lists, including children’s, from the New York Times

Indie Bestseller Lists – View National, Regional, and Specialty (genre) lists, compiled from independent book stores

Book Lists on the Web

Find some suggestions for your next book to read with these recommended reading lists from the Web! Also see the Books and Literature page of our Useful Sites for more book-related web sites.

General Browse lists of Amazon’s top selling books in categories that include Editor’s Picks and much more

Bookspot: Brings the best book-related sites together in one user-friendly spot!

Webrary: Morton Grove Public Library’s “Reading Recommendations” includes many themed book and genre lists

Best of 2016 @PPLD:  A LibGuide highlighting some of the most popular titles throughout the collection during the year.


Readers’ Advisory Selected Bibliography

All About Romance

Fantastic Fiction: Find all books by an author, arranged in series

Poisoned Pen: Genre including mystery & crime fiction

Reader’s Advisor Online

Movie Lists on the Web

Internet Movie Database

Kids-In-Mind – Ratings and reviews to help adults select movies for children

Rotten Tomatoes