Shrewsbury Public Library

Digital Media

Accessing e-Content and Digital Media

Below are links and brief descriptions for all of the e-Content services to which the Shrewsbury Public Library subscribes. To access some of these resources, you will need your library card and/or your library account password (sometimes referred to as your "PIN"). Tutorials on the usage of select services may be accessed by clicking on the "View tutorial" button in the resource description.

For additional assistance and help with devices and downloads, please email us at splreference@cwmars.org.

Digital Resource Access Titles and Holds Loan Length Renewals Returns

Graphic link to Creativebug

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Watch on your device, computer, or TV Unlimited titles

Graphic link to Freading

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Read on your device Six titles per week Three weeks Upon expiration, one renewal (redownload title) Loan period expires automatically after three weeks

Graphic link to Freegal Music

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Listen on your device or computer Five downloads per week; five hours streaming audio per week Unlimited

Graphic link to Headspace license request

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Watch, listen, and read on your device or computer Licenses expire every month Request a new license each month

Graphic link to Hoopla

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Read, listen, or watch on your device, computer, or TV 10 titles per month Three weeks for e-audiobooks; one week for music; one days for movies and TV Automatic and early returns

Graphic link to Kanopy

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Watch on your device, computer, or TV 10 titles per month Standard loan period of 72 hours; Other access modes (e.g. kids content and The Great Courses) loan for 30 days

Graphic link to Libby

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Read, listen, or watch on your device or computer Maximum of 10 holds or titles at a time One to three weeks for e-Books and e-Audiobooks; up to one week for video *(Libby app. does not support video and is not supported on Amazon or Kindle devices) Three days before expiration; one renewal if no other holds on the title Automatic and early returns
CreativeBug Graphic Link

Creativebug, a division of JOANN™ Arts and Crafts, provides access to a vast collection of award-winning arts and crafts video classes taught by industry recognized artists and design experts. Your library membership allows you free access to thousands of sewing, fine art, and crafting classes to help you find your "creative happy place."

Freading Graphical link

Freading is a new look at e-book lending. The e-books in their catalog will never be checked out, instead they are always available for download. Try the Freading app on your tablet!

Graphic link to Freegal Music

Freegal offers download and streaming access to millions of songs, including many of Sony Music’s legendary artists. Shrewsbury Public Library patrons can download five MP3s per week, and also listen to up to three hours of streaming music every day!

Graphic link to Headspace license request

Headspace is your personal guide to meditation and mindfulness. With hundreds of exercises for meditation, sleep, focus, and movement, it will help you start and end your day feeling like your best self. There are a limited number of Headspace licenses available every month for Shrewsbury residents; you may request one here.

Graphic Link to HOOPLA

Hoopla Digital provides online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With Hoopla Digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card.

Graphic Link to Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kids favorites. You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.

Graphic Link to Libby by OverDrive

Libby (formerly Overdrive) is a source for popular e-books and e-audiobooks for Kindle and other devices. Download the Libby by OverDrive app for your iPhone or Android devices to view content.  You may also access Libby by OverDrive via any web browser at libbyapp.com.

To access other consortia, such as the SAILS, NOBLE, Minuteman, OCLN, or other library networks, click here.

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