Online Resources

Here is a guide for free online resources to enjoy. These resources require a library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

For Families and Kids

For Tweens and Teens

  • Universal Class Homeschooling Videos – A variety of online school courses that includes examinations. 
  • OverDrive Teen Collection – Young Adult e-books, audiobooks and magazines.
  • Mango Online language learning classes.
  • Kanopy – On-demand streaming service
  • hoopla – e-books, audiobooks, television shows, movies, e-comics, and music (turn on “Kids mode” to limit search results and browsing to kid-appropriate content).
  • Gale Onefile – Search and browse various periodicals, general interest and academic alike, on a variety of subjects.
  • NewsBank – Text-only articles from various news sources from around the country. These databases are also available to all library guests using patron computers and personal devices connected to our wi-fi. Please ask a librarian for special access.
    • America’s News: Search all of NewsBank’s news sources, or browse by topic.
    • Times Union Collection: A collection of the Albany-based Times Union.
    • Register-Star Collection: A collection of the Hudson-based Register-Star.
    • Black Life in America: News databases focused on black history in America.
    • HeritageHub: U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 – today.

For Adults

  • OverDrive – e-books, audiobooks, and digital magazines.
  • Universal Class – Continuing education classes on a wide range of subjects.
  • Kanopy – On-demand streaming service that includes The Great Courses, a series of college-level classes.
  • hoopla – e-books, audiobooks, television shows, movies, e-comics, and music.
  • Mango – Online language learning.
  • Gale Onefile – Search and browse various periodicals, general interest and academic alike, on a variety of subjects.
  • NewsBank – Text-only articles from various news sources from around the country. These databases are also available to all library guests using patron computers and personal devices connected to our wi-fi. Please ask a librarian for special access.
    • America’s News: Search all of NewsBank’s news sources, or browse by topic.
    • Times Union Collection: A collection of the Albany-based Times Union.
    • Register-Star Collection: A collection of the Hudson-based Register-Star.
    • Black Life in America: News databases focused on black history in America.
    • HeritageHub: U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 – today.
  • Jobnow – Job search, resume, and interview help.