Overdrive has been our most popular service for eBooks and digital audiobooks for years. It supports many devices including: PCs, Macs, basic Amazon Kindles, Kindle Fires, basic Barnes & Noble Nooks, Nook color devices, Apple devices and Android devices. Click preceding links for printable instructions supporting the device of your choice.
Try OverDrive’s new app, Libby, for a simpler method of accessing the same giant collection of eBooks & audiobooks. Click here for instructions on using Libby with supported devices. **Please note: The Libby app is not available in the Amazon app store for Kindle devices.**
Watch from over 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and educational videos. Stream up to 8 titles a month (for 3 days each) on your desktop computer, mobile, Roku, Apple TV and coming soon to Amazon Fire TV. To access Kanopy on mobile devices or a television, install the Kanopy app from your device’s app store.
To use Kanopy, follow this link then choose SIGN UP to create your Account. You will need an email address and password. Once you receive the confirmation email, follow the provided link and enter your library barcode number to authenticate your Kanopy account.
Hoopla brings you thousands of movies, television shows, songs, audiobooks, eBooks & comics for free. All you need is a library card and a computer, smartphone or tablet. There are never any waitlists or late fees. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your device for watching or listening later. Click here for instructions on using this service.
Flipster allows you to access digital versions of some of your favorite magazines such as People Weekly, Forbes, & Food Network Magazine. Read magazines online on ANY Internet-connected device, or download them into the Flipster App on a compatible device for offline use. Flipster works on PCs, Macs, Apple devices, Android devices, and some Kindle Fires. Click your device for instructions on how to use.
TumbleBooks is an exciting electronic reading service that searches nearly 200 stories by title, author and reading levels in three languages: English, French and Spanish. The collection covers levels from picture books to chapter books so it is great for beginning or independent readers. Children can read at their own pace two different ways; in automatic mode, the story is narrated and pages turn automatically and in manual mode, children read at their own pace and turn pages themselves. Readers can pause the story at anytime, even get help with vocabulary and pronunciation. There is also a text size slider which enables the reader to increase the text size. There are also educational games and puzzles based on TumbleBooks titles to extend your fun.
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. By engaging fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and expands children’s knowledge of the world around them. BookFlix is accessible to every child – early readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners. Click here for instructions on how to use.
RBdigital offers access to exclusive Recorded Books audiobooks, as well as content from all major publishers currently totaling over 5000 titles. RBdigital can be used both on computers and portable devices. Audiobooks can be streamed on PCs and Macs or downloaded into the RBdigital app using portable Apple devices, Android devices, Nook color devices and Kindle Fires. *NOTE: search for LIVEBRARY as your library, not Sachem. Click your device for instructions on how to use.
FreedomFlix is a digital resource designed to engage even the most reluctant readers. Covering ten subjects in the social studies curricula, FreedomFlix offers dozens of units. Each contains an introductory video, an intuitive ebook, related articles, primary sources, vetted weblinks, project ideas, and so much more.
ScienceFlix provides an in depth examination on more than 30 different scientific topics including earth science, space science, life science, health & human body, physical science, and technology & engineering. Featuring videos, articles, project ideas, experiments, quizzes, and featured careers.
TrueFlix leverages Scholastic’s True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book titles are supported with related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.
Ebsco eBooks offers access to numerous nonfiction eBook titles, including such topic areas as classic literature, philosophy, religion and even Cliffs Notes! Ebsco eBooks work with numerous devices including, but not limited to: PCs, Macs, Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nooks, Nooks HD & HD+, Apple devices and Android devices. NOTE: This service is NOT compatible with basic Amazon Kindles (e-ink), ONLY the Kindle Fire. Click your device for instructions on how to use.