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

Digital ResourceAccessTitles and HoldsLoan LengthRenewalsReturns

Graphic link to Creativebug


Watch on your device, computer, or TVUnlimited titles

Graphic link to Freading


Read on your deviceSix titles per weekThree weeksUpon expiration, one renewal (redownload title)Loan period expires automatically after three weeks

Graphic link to Freegal Music


Listen on your device or computerFive downloads per week; five hours streaming audio per dayUnlimited

Graphic link to Headspace license request


Watch, listen, and read on your device or computerLicenses expire every monthRequest a new license each month

Graphic link to Hoopla


Read, listen, or watch on your device, computer, or TV10 titles per monthThree weeks for e-audiobooks; one week for music; one days for movies and TVAutomatic and early returns

Graphic link to Kanopy


Watch on your device, computer, or TV10 titles per monthStandard loan period of 72 hours; Other access modes (e.g. kids content and The Great Courses) loan for 30 days

Graphic link to Libby


Read, listen, or watch on your device or computerMaximum of 10 holds or titles at a timeOne 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 titleAutomatic and early returns

Graphic link to Mango Languages


Learn one of over 70 languages from your device or computer.Unlimited

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 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!


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 five hours of streaming music every day!

Headspace button

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; you may request one here.


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


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.


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

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

A colorful "M" with abstract patterning on it sits above "MANGO LANGUAGES"

Mango Languages is a language learning system with over 70 languages available onsite and to Shrewsbury residents with a valid library card.

Little Pim is their language-learning solution for our youngest patrons, and is available in 12 languages, integrated with the Mango system.

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