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e-Library2022-06-16T14:37:33-04:00

Our e-Library offers many ways to enjoy titles and artists right from your device! Please note that many of the services provided are for Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents only. Don’t have a Poughkeepsie Library Card? Find out how you can get one here.

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Magazines & Comics

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e-Books & Audiobooks

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Music

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Streaming Video

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Learn Something New

eBooks & Audiobooks
daybydayny

DaybyDayNY – Provides new fun reading activities daily! Stream from your internet connected device. Available to everyone!

eReference Books

eReference Books – Covering biography, business, history, medicine, nations of the world, science, and more! Great for research and curiosity!

hoopla digital

Hoopla – Allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents to check out 11 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audiobooks, and comics. Stream from your internet-connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

overdrive

Libby, by Overdrive – While this service is available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons, Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access additional premium services and titles – visible only after you log in.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, or take online classes on your internet-connected device using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

tumblebooks

TumbleBooks – Access animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Stream from your laptop, desktop or other internet connected device. Available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons.

Comics & Magazines
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HooplaRead comics and graphic novels right now, including our incredible catalog of DC and Marvel Comics! Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can check out 11 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, and comics. Stream from your internet-connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

overdrive

Libby, by Overdrive –  Borrow from over 3,000 magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com. The Magazine collection is available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons.

Streaming Video
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Hoopla – Allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents to check out 11 items every month, including movies, television, music, e-books, audiobooks, and comics. Collections include Acorn TV, Masterpiece Theatre, Broadway musicals, kid-friendly content, and more! Stream from your internet-connected device or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

IndieFlix

IndieFlixPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Stream thousands of titles – anywhere, anytime from your internet-connected device. Stream award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV and more. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find IndieFlix. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Kanopy

KanopyPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Stream thousands of titles – anywhere, anytime from your internet-connected device. Stream award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV and more. After you have logged in using your library account, look for the “Extras” section to find Kanopy. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Medici.tv

Medici.tv – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access the world’s leading classical music channel, Medici.tv, featuring over 1,800 programs including concerts and archived historical concerts, jazz, operas, ballets, documentaries, artist portraits, and educational programs.

PPLD YouTube

Poughkeepsie Public Library District YouTube Channel – Collection of videos made by Library Staff highlighting our collections and services. Includes do-at-home crafts, local history, early literacy activities, and more! Available to everyone!

Qello

QelloPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service – visible only after you log in. Stream the greatest concert video moments in Classic Rock, Pop, Alternative, Blues, Metal, Country and more! After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Qello. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Music
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ArtistWorks –  Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Learn from world-class instructors for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find ArtistWorks. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Freegal

Freegal –  This music service allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents access to about 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. You will need your library card number and PIN. Stream from your internet device.

hoopla digital

Hoopla – Allows Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents to check out 11 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audiobooks, and comics. Stream from your internet-connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

Medici.tv

Medici.tv – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access the world’s leading classical music channel featuring over 1,800 programs including concerts and archived historical concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, artist portraits, and educational programs.

Qello

QelloPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Stream the greatest concert video moments in Classic Rock, Pop, Alternative, Blues, Metal, Country and more! After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Qello. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Learn
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Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Resources – List of direct links to free study guides, practice tests, and books.

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ArtistWorks –  Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Learn from world-class instructors for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find ArtistWorks. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

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Ancestry.com – Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. Remote access ended December 31, 2021.

Ancestry Education Resources – access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records and online tutorials and video courses. *This at home service is provided temporarily by Ancestry during the quarantine.

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CourseraNew Yorkers can Access Nearly 4,000 Online Free Courses and Certificate Programs on Coursera. Courses Focus on High-Growth and In-Demand Industries like Advanced Manufacturing, Tech, and Healthcare. You must sign up for an account which will be emailed to you.

Creativebug

Creativebug – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access online instructional videos that teach you how to paint, knit, sew, crochet, screen print and other creative skills, and is perfect for the beginner as well as advanced crafters! To access, you must create an account using your email, password, and Library Card number. After you have created an account, you may receive periodic updates about new classes from CreativeBug. To opt-out of those emails, click here. Stream from your internet-connected device. No app available.

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DigitalLearn.org – If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

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GCFLearnFree.org – offers more than 1,000 lessons from Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more. No registration required.

Great Courses

The Great CoursesPoughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Great Courses provides engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and more. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find The Great Courses. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Learn It Live

Learn It Live – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access this premium service, visible only after you log in. Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and programs for wellness and personal development. After you have entered your library account into the Libby by OverDrive app, look for the “Extras” section to find Learn It Live. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/. If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Great Courses

LinkedIn Learning Pathways – (formerly Lynda.com) is providing some free learning paths available during the pandemic. Note that a LinkedIn account is required to view the courses. That account can be created while accessing the free materials. Available through the end of 2021. From any of the Learning Path choices listed on the page, once selected, you will be brought to a blog page. From the blog, choose a course, then you should see this screen where you can click Sign In (do this with or without a LinkedIn account):

On the Sign In page, you can sign in (if you already have a LinkedIn account) or click Join Now to create an account. Do not click the Start Free Trail as it will ask you for a credit card. It is not necessary to access the free Learning Paths. View this short video tutorial on how to access LinkedIn Learning.
Mango

Mango – Learn Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, or Russian the fun, interactive way – all on your own schedule, at your own pace, and wherever you want. Stop in the middle of a lesson and sign back in at a later point, Mango will keep track of everything for you. Available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons.

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Niche Academy is an online learning platform that includes ready-to-use tutorials for many of our library services.

PPLD YouTube

Poughkeepsie Public Library District YouTube Channel – Collection of videos made by Library Staff highlighting our collections and services. Includes do-at-home crafts, local history, early literacy activities, and more! Available to everyone!

Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build a lasting interest in science, technology, and engineering. Curriculum-driven leveled content is integrated with interactive features and intuitive navigation in this highly engaging mobile-ready science resource. Stream from your internet connected device.

Universal Class

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You can take multiple classes and learn at your own pace. Available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons. Find it in the Libby app in the “Extras” section.

Online Resources & Databases
Online Resources

Check out our additional premium online resources that include subjects like Government & Current Affairs, Business & Personal Finance, Health & Wellness, Careers & Job Search, Language Learning/ESL, DMV Practice Tests, Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Education, Nonprofit Resources, Español/Spanish, Reference Books Online, Genealogy, and Technology.

 

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