Madison residents have several choices for downloadable and streaming collections. Apps are available for your device where noted. You can also find many of the book titles in these collections in the library catalog.
AudioBook Cloud is a collection for all ages that includes popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, biography, and more. There’s no need to place holds or download anything. This resource will be available through August 2020.
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
With OverDrive’s Libby app, you can download thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks, including fiction and nonfiction bestsellers. 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 audiobooks, e-books, and magazines through RBdigital. This collection also includes audio from The Great Courses series.
For RBdigital e-books and audiobooks:
For RBdigital magazines:
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:
You can visit eGO’s page for more on how to install and use SimplyE.
TeenBookCloud is geared toward students in grades 7-12 and offers Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. All books are always available and do not require holds or downloads. This resource will be available through August 2020.
TumbleBookLibrary is a K-6 children’s e-book database and includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. This resource will be available through August 2020.
TumbleMath is a K-6 math e-book database that uses stories and literature to teach math concepts. TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere — all in a format that combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, and quizzes in order to test and track progress. This resource will be available through August 2020.