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.

Try our YouTube How-To Playlist to learn how to use these resources.

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. A note on magazines (April 1, 2021): OverDrive has acquired RBdigital and transferred magazine titles from RBdigital to the Libby/OverDrive platform. That means you can now check out magazines in Libby or OverDrive. 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
Getting Started with Libby Help Sheet
Browse OverDrive Titles
OverDrive Help


Note: SimplyE has been bought by LYRASIS and we were recently notified that our library would be removed from the SimplyE app on Friday, September 3rd. We will be transitioned to the Palace app as soon as it is launched, which is planned for later this fall.