Champaign County Library cardholders are now able to download FREE eBooks, audio books, music, magazines. and computer skills tutorials from a variety of different services. For more information on these services, please check out the links below. You will need a valid library card and PIN to use these services.
Kanopy, an on-demand film streaming service, is now available to patrons. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting champaigncounty.kanopy.com Films can be streamed at no cost from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku. Patrons have 10 downloads per month.
Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
The Ohio Digital Library is a statewide consortium of libraries that jointly provide free downloadable eBooks, audio books, music, and videos to library customers. Browse, “checkout,” and download to your computer and other supported devices for either 7, 14, or 21 days. No overdue fines are charged and some audio books and eBooks are “always available” for download. Look for the Libby in your app store!
Lynda.com: Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals for free with your library card and PIN number.
Check out their video tutorials on topics like Windows, Mac, 3D printing, Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, etc.), Photoshop, AutoCAD, photo and video editing, marketing techniques, leadership skills and so much more!
For more information, visit our page about Lynda.com.
Champaign County Library card holders can visit hoopladigital.com or download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
Check out magazines and audiobooks with the new RBdigital app! Formerly the OneClickdigital and Zinio apps, RBdigital is the new app that allows you to browse magazines and audiobooks that you can check out using your library card!
Download FREE e-books from the Champaign County Library using a new service - Freading. This site currently provides access to over 100,000 titles from over 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly. Read on your computer or transfer to a portable device. One difference between Freading and the library's other e-book service, Ohio eBook Project, is that Freading titles are always available - there are no waiting lists.
Download music for FREE from the Champaign County Library through Freegal. Freegal is a downloadable music service, like iTunes from your library. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download special software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods. All music is free and you get to keep it forever - there are no due dates!
Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.