Stream & Download

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.

Any questions? Call the Reference Desk at 203-245-7365 or email


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


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.

Get the OverDrive Libby App
Browse OverDrive Titles
OverDrive Help

RBDigital/Zinio Magazines

OverDrive has acquired RBdigital and will soon be transferring LION’s ZINIO magazine service from RBdigital to OverDrive. LION’s transfer is scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2021, and we will let you know if there are any expected changes to that timeline. All titles in the OverDrive ZINIO magazine package will be added to LION’s OverDrive platform. Please note that the transition process may take up to 24 hours to complete.


Collections of e-book titles from E.C. Scranton Memorial Library (OverDrive/Libby) and e-book and e-audiobook titles from the State Library 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.