Digital Library

Use your Scranton Memorial Library card to borrow e-books, download digital audiobooks, watch a movie, learn a language, or read magazines — all for free.

Link for temporary access to researchIT CT databases for CT residents without a library card:

The Connecticut State Library is also compiling a list of educational free resources for teachers and students:

Now Through August 31, 2020:

(Tumble Book Library: K-6 children’s e-book database)

Tumble Math
(Tumble Math: K-6 math e-book database)

Teen Book Cloud
(Teen Book Cloud: Grades 7-12 e-book database)

Audio Book Cloud
(AudioBook Cloud: All-ages audiobook database)

Romance Book Cloud
(Romance Book Cloud: A collection of romance novels for adults)

♦E-books and Audiobooks

With OverDrive, you can download thousands of free e-books and audiobooks, including fiction and nonfiction bestsellers. OverDrive books are compatible with most PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets. OverDrive’s Libby app is recommended because it is especially easy to use, but you can use the OverDrive app if you prefer.

Getting Started with Libby Guide
Get the OverDrive Libby App
Browse OverDrive Titles
OverDrive Help


You can download even more audiobooks and e-books from RBdigital. This collection includes audio from The Great Courses series.

Update: Easy access to RBdigital now available courtesy of the state library. No library card required. You can visit RBdigital, select  the register option on the upper right side of the page and follow these steps:

1) Create a user name and password and use ctstatelib20 for the access code.
2) Provide first name, last name, email, and postal code.
3) Check the box to accept the terms of service and privacy policy and click on the register button.

That’s it. You can now access the Connecticut State Library’s eAudio and
e-book collection from RBdigital!

Mobile App Account Setup and Login Sheet
RBdigital Video Tutorial
RBdigital Help Page


Collections of e-book titles from E.C. Scranton Memorial Library (OverDrive/Libby) and e-book and e-audiobook titles from the State Library (RBdigital) are available using the SimplyE app, designed by the New York Public Library.

Download the app:

Get started with SimplyE for Android

Get started with SimplyE for Apple iOS

You can visit eGO’s page for more on how to install and use SimplyE.

Movies and Other Videos:

Stream films from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, or Roku. Create an account at Kanopy using your Scranton Memorial Library card. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Scranton Library Kanopy landing page
Steps for creating  a Kanopy account
Help with other questions

Kanopy Borrowing Details:

  • 5 films per month
  • No waiting lists or fines
  • A 72-hour loan period
  • Your borrowing limit resets on the first of each month

♦Learn a Language 

Learn a new language with Mango, an interactive language-learning program complete with an on-the-go app.

Mango offers English as Second Language lessons for speakers of various languages and provides the opportunity to study a foreign language through cinema with its Mango Premiere option.

Click to get started
Mango support page


RBdigital Magazines

The same RBdigital app that you use for downloadable books also lets you read full digital copies of popular magazines on your mobile device or computer.

Setting up Your RBdigital Account
Browse the RBdigital Magazine Collection
RBdigital Magazines Printable User Guide