Online Resources

Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks

Thousands of titles for eBooks and Audiobooks, plus over 34,000 always available eBooks. more
Click How to set up OverDrive for a helpful PDF.

Libby is a more user-friendly mobile app from Overdrive to use on your phones or (most) tablets when downloading e-books and audiobooks. Go to the App store to download Libby, and use the LibbyGuide to get started. For more details, you may view Libby’s Help page.


Kanopy Streaming Video

Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 26,000 streaming films, documentaries and training covering various educational topics and feature films: business, the arts, training, foreign language films, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education and more.

Featured producers in Kanopy’s collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy. net, Symptom, Media, Education Foundation, and hundreds of other leading producers.

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 including business, pet & animal care, crafts & hobbies, homeschooling, computer & technology, cooking, yoga and so much more. Brought to you by the Ulster County Library Association. Universal Class

RB digital – Magazines online

Magazines are available online from the Mid-Hudson Library System through RBdigital. You can download any of over 150 different magazines and keep them for as long as you like. There are also a years worth of back issues to choose from.
Here’s a quick “how to” video.



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?

The following websites can help. more

Current job openings in New York State.


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.

mangoMango Language Learning

Learn a language at your home computer with Mango. Mango languages offers 28 languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dari, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. Mango also offers 14 ESL courses

nytlogoHistorical New York Times

The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007)


Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
This collection can only be searched by computer on-site at the Library.

Portions of pertaining to New York are free to New York State residents at home. more


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


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 on-site at the Kingston Library.



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


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

Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspapers including The Kingston Daily Freeman (1895;1903 – 1912) more
proquestnewsstandGannett Newsstand Complete – Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers including the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Consumer Reports

From January 1996 to current (delayed 3 months). Have your Library barcode ready.



“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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