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:
♦eBooks and Audiobooks
With OverDrive, you can download thousands of free eBooks 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.
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.
That’s it. You can now access the Connecticut State Library’s eAudio and eBook collection from RBdigital!
♦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.
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.
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.