Online Library Resources

Free Online Resources

Most of these services require logging in with your library card number and PIN. Please have this information available to ensure you can access these services. Some of the services will require you to create an account. If you do not have a library card or need to check the status of your library account please visit the My Account page on this website.

Tumble Book Library

Picture Books Online
Want to read and listen to some great children’s books. You can either have the text read to you or read the pages yourself.

Many different activities are available: Story Books – Read Alongs – Non Fiction – Videos – Language Learning – Puzzles & Games


Overdrive features popular downloadable audiobooks and ebooks. Compatible with many popular e-readers, tablets and smart phones.

Overdrive materials are also available through the Smartphone/Tablet App, Libby. Libby is available for both Apple IOS and Google/Android devices.

Get started with OverDrive – OverDrive Help & Other Resources

Mango-Foreign Languages

Mango Languages gives you anytime, anywhere access to a fast, easy, effective language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication.

Lessons are available in 70+ foreign languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Irish and more) and 20+ English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Universal Class

Continue Your Education with Universal Class

Take an Online Class
Over 500 CEU level courses covering more than 30 subject areas.

Knowledge is Power.
Learn something new today! Universal Class offers hundreds of online CE classes. Our courses are not just tutorials; they are real. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments of your progress.

Assessment of Your Progress.
Verify your learning progress with the assessment of assignments and exams. Receive actual grades and feedback regarding your performance.

Earn CEUs and Certificates.
Earn a certificate documenting your CEUs, contact hours, and course completion. Build your online portfolio and share your achievements with others.

Go At Your Own Pace.
All courses are self-paced. This means you can learn when you want on your own time. You do not need to be online at a specific date or time.


Streaming Video/Movies
Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 30,000 streaming classic and independent films, documentaries and training videos covering various educational topics. Kanopy is available on Desktop, Mobile Devices, Roku and other Smart TV devices. Available on Apple IOS and Google/Android devices.

Register Star via News Bank

Read articles from the Register-Star Hudson NY from 2002 to present. Articles are presented in text only format and do not include photographs. Articles can be read online, printed and listened to using the text to speech option.

NewsBank America’s News

With unmatched U.S. News content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Our library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

  • Read complete digital editions of over 140 popular magazines
  • Check out current & back issues
  • Experience anytime, anywhere availability on PCs, Macs & mobile devices
  • Keep magazines as long as you like
  • Mobile apps available for iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet and Kindle Fire HD/HDX

Columbia County Libraries eResources
Multiple Online Services