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.


Tap Into Discovery. Read, Listen, & Watch with Your Library Card!

Your public library at your fingertips.

Anytime. Anywhere.

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


Available via Web and Mobile and More!

You can stream titles through your desktop browser or our mobile app. If you use our mobile app, you can also download titles to your device for offline playback later, where Wi-Fi may be unavailable. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.


Overdrive features popular downloadable audiobooks, ebooks and e-magazines. 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

Transparent Language

Transparent Language helps millions learn over 100 foreign languages from Afrikaans to Zulu.  Download free language-learning software and start learning a language now.

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

Research diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with curricular areas such as Political Science, English, Sociology, Humanities, Business, International Studies and more with news sources from New York State. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of local and regional news sources. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Columbia County Libraries eResources
Multiple Online Services