Download e-Books and Audiobooks on your computer or device with cloudLibrary with your library card. To download the app on your device, please go to https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/, select what kind of device you have, and follow the instructions on how to install them.
*Access with your library card. To renew, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
From TumbleBooks, AudiobookCloud offers unlimited streaming access to audiobooks for all ages. (Free to access until August 31, 2020).
For those craving for a good romance story, Romance Book Cloud allows unlimited and unrestricted access to a wide variety of romance e-Books. (Free to access until August 31, 2020).
Please note that cloudLibrary and AudioBookCloud also have e-Books and audiobooks for kids and teens.
TumbleBooks (free access until august 31)
Junior Library Guild is offering free resources to their JGL Digital online reading platform designed for elementary, middle school, and highschool.
Digital Maine Library is offered by the Maine State Library and accessible throughout Maine. It includes resources for college students, educators, and researchers.
JSTOR provides access to academic journal articles, books, and primary resources for all kinds of subject. They help explore a variety of scholarly content for students and educators. The JSTOR Open and Free Access contains all articles, journals, and resources that are accessible to everyone.
Library of Congress offers a wide variety of digital resources and online archives for students, teachers, and researchers.
Project Muse includes scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences. They have partnered up with university presses and non-profit publishers to temporarily offer free resources to support and encourage learning and teaching.
- Computer Desktop Encyclopedia – Includes definition for over 25,000 computer jargons and phrases.
- Encyclopedia.com – Provides free access to nearly 200,000 reference entries from citable sources.
- Encyclopedia Britannica – Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.
- Encyclopedia of Earth – An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.
- Encyclopedia of Life – Global access to knowledge about life on Earth.
- Encyclopedia of Psychology – Intended to facilitate browsing in any area of psychology.
- Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – A free, online encyclopedia related to science fiction.
- Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development – Provides up-to-date scientific knowledge on early childhood development from conception to age five.
Digital Maine Library is provided by the Maine State Library and accessible throughout the State of Maine. They provide free learning resources for students K-12. https://library.digitalmaine.org/
BAM! Body and Mind will tell you everything you need to know about nutrition, physical activity, stress, safety, and diseases. They have games and quizzes to test your skills. This resources is specifically designed for kids 9 – 12.
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.
The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers
KidsHealth is a website for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
NASA for students includes STEM resources for grades k-12, higher education, informal education, and educators. It includes fun at-home for kids, adults, and the whole family.
The National Geographic Society has put together educational resources that explores our planet and how to protect our wildlife and habitats.
National Geographic Kids has interactive online activities (such as videos and games) to help kids learn about all kinds of different subject.
PBS Kids’ weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home. Sign-up is required.
Scholastic has put together day-to-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Their online activities focus on four separate learning experiences. Kids can do them on their own or with their family members.
Smithsonian’s History Explorer offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for learning and teaching American History.
Brightly Storytime is a resource to help parents raise lifelong leaders. They feature book recommendations for every age and stage, reading tips, insights, etc.. This is launched in partnership with Penguin Random House.
Every Child a Reader has released their coloring pages to celebrate Children’s Book Week in 2020.
The Kennedy Center Educator partnered up with Mo Willems to invite you into his studio every day for his Lunch Doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.
Stimola Live is a website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators presented by Stimola Literary Studio. Check their archived live stream on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrexk4RcIHoE4Q95fL9HZUg/featured ).
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books along side creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
These resources are offered by the Maine State Library https://library.digitalmaine.org/ and can be accessible anywhere in Maine.
Search through the Bangor Daily News, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel, Maine Times, Portland Press Herald and Sun Journal dating back to 1980.
A full-text newspaper resource searchable by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
Access to the most searched magazines across the OneFile products. The titles selected are based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries.”
You may also search for major newspapers (i.e. New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal) through https://library.digitalmaine.org/about/multi-database-search/ by clicking JOURNAL FINDER and searching for a specific newspaper or journal title.
A link to Amazon’s free Kindle books. You may download the Amazon Kindle app on your iOS or Android devices.
BookBub features limited-time offers for the best free books in over twenty genres, from both top-tier publishers and critically-acclaimed independent authors. These free e-books are available on all devices, including Kindle, Nook, iPad, and Android.
DigitalBook.io is where you will find free public domain audiobooks and e-Books. They serve as a free audiobook and e-Book platform that looks for free digital books from LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Google Books, Open Library, and Amazon.
LibriVox records chapter of books in the public domain and then they release audio files back onto the net for free. All their audio is public domain.
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free e-Books. Most of which are older works under public domain. You may download them on your computer or mobile devices.
The Smashwords Store provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. Once you register, the site offers useful tools for search, discovery and personal library management. Over 70,000 books are free.
Advance reading copies are pre-publication copies of books. These following resources are most commonly used by librarians, book sellers, and publishers to either browse the upcoming titles or for marketing purposes. You can request electronic advance reading copies of books for all ages.
All the streaming services listed below can be downloaded on compatible devices such as mobile, tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, and smart TV. For more information, please click on the following icons that will direct you to their website.
A joint venture between Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Sony Pictures, Crackle is a free-to-use video streaming service featuring full-length movies, TV shows, and other original programming.
The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization working towards compiling digital forms and contents all over the Internet. Their mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. They also serve as an aggregator where you can access free books, audiobooks, films, TV shows, audio, and images.
Pluto TV is a free streaming television service that delivers 100+ channels and on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies.
Unlike Netflix, Hulu, or HBO, Tubi TV is a free movie and TV streaming service. The contents are done in partnership with major movie studios like Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM, etc.
Content by Emerging Technologies Librarian and Adult Services Librarian