Our Digital Branch

Family using tabletsLibrary’s closed? Physically, yes, but digitally, never! Here are just a few of the many things you can do online when the Library is closed.

Read an eBook: Not sure what to check out? Try our staff picks lists, or take one of our BuzzFeed quizzes!

Listen to your favorite jams: Download digital music free and keep it forever with Freegal, or stream and download entire music albums for seven days using Hoopla.

Watch movies and TV shows: Popular streaming and downloadable movies and TV shows are always available with Hoopla, and classics, contemporary art, indie films, documentaries, and educational videos through Kanopy.

Listen to an audiobook: Looking for that perfect book for a long holiday drive? We have you covered.

Read a magazine or newspaper: Read full, digital copies of your favorite magazines, or explore some of the latest news in The New York Times online.

Listen to the Library's podcast: “Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarians” offers recommendations, Library resources, and humor in sync!

Learn a new skill: Learn technology, creative, and business skills with Lynda.com, one of the world’s leading online learning platforms. Lynda offers self-paced learning through thousands of online courses and videos.

Start learning a new language: Get started on one of over 60 foreign languages with Mango Languages. Mango provides fun, engaging, and interactive lessons—including learning through foreign films. ESL lessons are available too.

Play a game: Try one of our game recommendations for kids of all ages, preschool on up.

Enjoy a preschool song or rhyme: Watch one of our Librarians perform preschool songs and rhymes in English and Spanish, or listen to our archive of music and rhymes to sing with infants and toddlers.

Plan your next Library event: The Library offers hundreds of events each year. Take a look at our latest program guide and register online.

Watch Community Access Television Services: Your Library has its own television station which telecasts five cable channels in Monroe County. CATS broadcasts local government meetings and community events, as well as arts & entertainment and locally-produced shows.

Many of these resources require a Monroe County Public Library card. Don’t have one? Sign up now!