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


Internet 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.


FREADING 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.


eGO via the SimplyE app: eGO is the Connecticut State Library’s statewide library eBook platform, currently being rolled out to libraries. Stay tuned as New Haven materials become integrated into this app in the near future! Click here for more information on eGO! and for more information about getting started with the SimplyE app, click here.