Digital Library

National Emergency LibraryStinson Library Sponsored Free-To-Patrons Resources

cloudLibrary – our premium digital audio book and eBook source
 cloudLibrary supported devices:
         •Apple iOS as is used on iPhones and iPads (App Store app link)
         •Apple Mac OS (X.8.x or newer direct download when clicked)
         •Android (Google Play app link)
             •There are special instructions for Kindle Fires and B&N nooks that lack a Google Play app.  Staff can help walk patrons through this as it may require tech savvy efforts.
         •Windows 7, 8(.1) and 10 (direct download when clicked).
             •Older versions of Windows may also support it, though none of them are being officially maintained and may be problematic.
         •Chrome OS for Chromebooks and the Chrome Web Browser on  any OS (chrome web store)hoopla is a digital lending service (like cloudLibrary) but with a different collection of items. hoopla is a provider of movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks. At the time of this post (5/17/20) there are already 47,086 items available through Stinson’s hoopla collection!
For account set up, this site requires both an email account and an active library card. If your library card is expired, or you are not yet a patron, we have an online new library card registration / expired card renewal system.
There is no download required; you can stream directly from the site. Alternatively, there are apps that make hoopla easier to use.  Find the app on your favorite streaming or smart-device.

We are here to help!
Some of these websites need a digitally linked library account (if your account isn’t already set up for this call or stop by and we’ll be glad to help) to use. If you have any questions about these websites, our circulation staff can help with most questions. Some questions might need to be directed at Thomas, the technology coordinator, or Alexander, the circulation manager at our main branch.

Alternatively, you can leave a comment here and Thomas will try to respond quickly.Other free resources:
National Emergency Library NEW
OpenLibrary.ORG – Over 1,000,000 eBook titles free to loan
Project Gutenberg – Offers over 50,000 eBooks free to keep
Archive.ORG – Material with expired copyrights is ours for the taking

13 replies on “Digital Library”

Good question!
Unfortunately the renewal process requires us to confirm your address and phone number.

This must be done in person or over the phone (833-2521).

I imagine that you aren’t the only one with this question so I’ll type the long and short of it.

Short version: your PIN/password is the last four digits of your library card number (which I just confirmed is set up to connect you to our digital resources).

Long version: if you have never accessed Overdrive, Zinio, the PAC, or used our computers at the library, you may need to have your library card imported into our digital system. To do this, you’ll need to ask us to link you to our system. You may visit in person, call us (833-2521). If you perfer, leave a comment here with your name and request and we will import you into the system.

I’m sorry to see you switch your digital lending service to 3M Cloud Library. I read my digital books on a Kindle e-reader and cannot borrow books from 3M. You have lost a patron. I hope to see you switch back to Overdrive or some other digital lending service that is able to help all major brands of e-readers.

I realize this response is quite late but I believe we spoke over the phone about this as well. I too am sorry that we can’t accommodate as many users as we used to be able to. The publishing companies are still trying to figure out how to digitally lend to libraries.

For anyone reading this later, Kindle Paperwhite and other “digital ink” devices have issues with our e-readers. Kindle Fire and similar Smart Tablets can still access our digital lending though! If you run into a question or a complication, feel free to stop by our library 2-6 PM Monday-Friday, or 10-6 on Tuesday for assistance.

You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I to find this matter to be actually one thing that I believe I might never understand.

It sort of feels too complicated and extremely huge for me.
I’m having a look forward on your next put up, I will attempt to
get the cling of it!

If you can make it to the library we can help you with the set-up which is the most difficult part. If the stairs are a problem, we can come out to meet you in the parking lot.

Thank you so much for hoopla! It has really helped to have entertainment for the evening especially during the time of confinement!!

Hi Julie!
Unfortunately, no, not at this time. ILHS has about 4 different digital programs but they are restricted by region so the only ones we have access to are cloudLibrary and Hoopla (both of which are excellent choices). Libby and Overdrive are outside of our region.

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