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OverdriveOVERDRIVE (audiobooks & ebooks) : Choose from our ever-growing collection of downloadable audiobooks and ebooks!   Simply download software to your computer, then browse, checkout and download with your New Haven Free Public Library card!


To see if your device is compatible, click here.

NOTE   Overdrive has made some updates that you should be aware of:
1) Users can now renew a borrowed title if no other users are on hold for that title.
2) The renew option becomes available on a user’s Bookshelf three days before the title is scheduled to expire.
3) Users may only renew a title one time.


National Emergency LibraryInternet Archive has announced the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.







Kanopy: online movie streaming

Stream a variety of feature films, documentaries and educational videos from Criterion Collection, First Run Features, PBS, Great Courses and more!


Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, videos, music and audiobooks straight from your browser, tablet, or smartphone!  Click here to sign up and access with your NHFPL library card.


FreadingFREADING is a brand new way to enjoy e-books from the New Haven Free Public Library. With Freading, you’ll find thousands of ebooks from every genre, and you can explore them all without ever waiting on a hold or worrying about late fees. Read on your computer or take the book with you on a compatible eReader, smartphone, or tablet!

To get started, check out this Freading FAQ, or access the collection here.

Click here for the latest Freading Newsletter.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides Are Now Available on Freading!  Click here for more info.

RBdigital eAudio & eBooksRBdigital eAudio & eBooks: researchIT CT’s downloadable eAudio & eBook service: Temporarily unavailable. Stay tuned as these material move to a new platform, SimplyE, soon. Provided statewide, this downloadable audiobook collection features nearly 1,400 titles and just recently added ebooks to their collections. These titles can be checked out after creating a new RBdigital account. Click here to learn more or here to access the collection.




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