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E-Resources for Entertainment and Lifelong Learning

E-Resources for Entertainment & Lifelong Learning

Curated free e-books, audiobooks, and other e-resources for older students and adults - for COVID-19 and beyond.

Also see Children & Families for more resources.

 

CLC is working with vendors and researching ways to help our member libraries serve their users during these unprecedented days of quarantine and social distancing. Our primary goal is to provide you with resources from our vendors, partners, and others that will help you serve library users who are working and learning from home.

 

This page will be updated regularly. Send suggestions for additional resources to clc@ctlibrarians.org.

 

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  • ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION - Complimentary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition via ProQuest if your library subscribes (all CT libraries have access through the CT State Library). Usually this resource is only accessible from within the library. Users will need a valid library card and must enter through home library link. UPDATE 4/2: Public libraries need to meet certain technical requirements and submit a remote access request to ProQuest Technical Support in order to set up access. Get more information here.

  • EBSCO - College Admission & GED Test Prep Resources from EBSCO LearningExpress
    Free access to select ACT, AP, SAT, and GED test prep materials and study guides through June 30.

  • HOOPLA DIGITAL (from MIDWEST TAPE, a CLC contracted vendor) NEW 4/7
    hoopla digital offers instant access to nearly 900,000 titles across 6 formats : Audiobooks, eBooks, Comics/Graphic Novels, Movies, Television, and Music Albums. Through April 30, FREE borrows from the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,000 top titles and hoopla favorites. Library users will be debited zero borrows from their monthly hoopla allotment when they check something out from the collection. LEARN MORE
    Current hoopla libraries - automatic free access
    Non-subscribers - Email Amanda Hurst (ahurst@midwesttapes.com) who will direct your inquiry to the appropriate Midwest Tape representative to set up access.

  • OVERDRIVE - Public Library Alert: No cost and low-cost ebook and audiobook collections for your community
    Overdrive is assembling no-cost and low-cost digital book collections, with the goal of supplying high-quality titles for readers of all ages.

  • RB DIGITAL - https://iconnct.rbdigital.com/home. Free audiobooks and eBooks from Recorded Books via the CT State Library. Includes many bestsellers. Click "register" to set up account. CT residents may access without a library card using this access code: ctstatelib20

  • REFERENCE USA (a CLC contracted vendor) NEW 4/7
    Special offer for CLC members from ReferenceUSA:
    Current ReferenceUSA subscribers - receive 90 days of FREE access to ReferenceUSA's U.S. Healthcare & U.S. Jobs/Internships modules (applies to all current subscribers whose package does not already include these modules)
    Non-subscribers - receive 90 days of FREE access to the entire ReferenceUSA database
    To set up access or for questions, email TJ Pridell at ReferenceUSA, thomas.pridell@infogroup.com.

  • TUMBLEBOOKS – TumbleBooks is offering their databases AudioBookCloud and RomanceBookCloud FREE to all public libraries through at least August 31. (See additional resources for children on the "Children & Families" page.) NOTE: use the special links provided - usernames and passwords are embedded so no additional login is required.
    AudioBookCloud - all-ages audiobook database. Access via this link
    RomanceBookCloud - romance novel ebook database. "Read to your heart's content!" Access via this link

 

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