Funded Resources

  • AcornTV
    Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any Web-connected device. Browse Acorn TV’s shows below, click on a show to learn more, and use the checkout button on any show page to get full access to all of Acorn TV’s selections. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Ancestry.com (Library Use Only)
    Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at AncestryLibrary.com which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Book Browse
    Reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • Consumer Reports
    Available until August 2019 – ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. Login from Library Supported by Central Library Development Aid from New York State 
  • Digital Comics
    Marvel Comics checkout and reading options are just like magazines—read through the RBdigital app or online in your browser Supported by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica:
    Britannica Academic
    Britannica High School
    Britannica Middle School
    Britannica Elementary School
    Offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • GALE Academic OneFile: News are articles covering the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • GALE General OneFile: News and articles covering business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Updated daily. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • GALE Health and Medicine
    Articles on general health issues from popular and scholarly magazines and encyclopedias; includes alternative medicine. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • GALE News
    Full-text newspaper articles from newspapers across the country and around the world, including the New York Times, the New York Post, The Daily News, the Albany Times Union and other newspapers. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • Gale Kid’s InfoBits (Elementary Level General Periodicals)
    Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.Supported by the New York State
  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints
    Covers covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
    Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Gale in Context: Middle School
    Offers magazines, newspapers, primary sources, over 12,000 videos and more on a variety of topics. Supports national and state curriculum standards in language arts, social studies and science.
    Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A library of searchable electronic-format reference books covering biography, business, history, medicine, nations of the world, and science. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program and Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC).
  • Great Courses
    The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more. Browse the courses below, click on a course to learn more, and use the checkout button on any course page to get full access to all of The Great Courses selections. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Hudson Valley Reads
    Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • IndieFlix
    IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • JobNow
    A database that will help you create a resume, hone your interview skills and search for jobs. Patrons can also take practice tests, chat with a live tutor or receive writing help. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • Kanopy: Streaming Video
    A database that will help you create a resume, hone your interview skills and search for jobs. Patrons can also take practice tests, chat with a live tutor or receive writing help. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • Mango
    Learn Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, or Russian the fun, interactive way – all on your own schedule, at your own pace, and wherever you want. Stop in the middle of a lesson and sign back in at a later point, Mango will keep track of everything for you! Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Method Test Prep
    Method Test Prep is a comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise ACT/SAT scores. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • The New York Times
    Full text access from 1985 to the present. Articles can be translated into more than 10 different languages or listened to using the audio player. Supported by the New York State Library’s NOVEL program.
  • Online Magazines
    Access to 94 magazine titles digitally, and a full year backlist of each title! Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Overdrive
    Overdrive features popular downloadable audiobooks and ebooks. Many of the audiobooks are compatible with both i-pods and mp3 players. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature and Your Local Library.
  • Pongolo Novela Club
    Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies streamed on demand to all popular devices Supported by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Qello Concerts
    Full-length Concerts and Music Documentaries. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Take an Online Class
    Access to over 500 online courses. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Tumblebooks: Picture Books Online
    Want to read and listen to some great children’s books. You can either have the text read to you or read the pages yourself. Funded by the Ulster County Legislature.