Online Resources

Downloadable eBooks,
Audiobooks & Magazines

Libby is replacing the Overdrive App, which will be removed in February 2022.
Libby is a user-friendly mobile app to use on your phones or tablets when downloading e-books, audiobooks and magazines. So sign up for the Libby app now, just go to your app store and look for Libby.

To get started with Libby, download the app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.
To view in the browser, visit
An overview tutorial on how to use Libby.

Kanopy Streaming Video

Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 26,000 streaming films. Patrons will be able download five items per month. Kanopy is available through the Ulster County Library Association. Kanopy

Universal Class

Take a free class today, using your Library Card. Universal Class offers over 500 lifelong learning and continuing ed. classes. Brought to you by the Mid Hudson Library System. Universal Class
A tutorial.


The Library now has Hoopla. Download the app, use your library barcode and pin and instantly borrow audiobooks, eBooks, comics, music, movies and TV.

To get started download the app for iOS from the App Store, or from the Google Play store for Android, or go to


The following databases are provided free to the residents of Ulster County through the gracious support of the Ulster County Legislature. Your Library Card barcode is necessary to access these databases.

Looking for a Job?

Current job openings in New York State. more

JobNow is an innovative online service that provides expert resume help, real-time interview coaching and career advice. There are services to help with every step of a job search. more

mangoMango Language Learning

Mango languages gives you anytime, anywhere access to a fast, easy, effective language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. more


With our new Craftsy collection on hoopla, patrons can fine-tune their craft or start a new one in baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, and sewing! Craftsy is the leader in step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts. more


TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. more

foundationcenterSearch for Grants

The Foundation Center is an organization dedicated to gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information about foundations and for those seeking grants. For now, this collection can only be searched by computer at the Kingston Library. more


Great Courses: Lifelong learning and personal enrichment with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures. more


IndieFlix: A streaming movie service that offers access to feature films, documentaries, and shorts. more


Health information, business data, newspaper & magazine articles and more. Some are listed below. Have your Library card Barcode ready. more


The New York Times from 1980 to current, the NYT Book Review and Magazine from 1977. more

Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspapers including The Kingston Daily Freeman (1895;1903 – 1912) more

Gale Newsstand Complete – Contains over 1,100 newspapers, 33 of which are New York newspapers. more



“Access information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your desktop by logging on to NOVELny—the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. A wide variety of resources − books, magazines, newspapers, research and reference sources and more are available to New York State residents with NO FEES 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

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