Online Resources

All you need is your library card number and pin to access the databases and apps listed below! If you have forgotten your pin and need help resetting it, please email

Don’t have a card and are a resident of the Town of Patterson? Click here to get a temporary online card.

Looking for interesting resources or websites that have useful information? Check out the Poughkeepsie Public Library District’s “Tuesday Tips.”


OverDrive – Download eBooks which you can borrow for 7, 14 or 21 days – your choice
Hoopla  – eBooks, eAudioBooks, movies, TV, graphic novels & comic books
NY Times – Full text articles from 1985 to current
Popular Magazines – Access to over 1,000 magazines including favorites such as Cosmo, People, Time & Sports Illustrated
Project Gutenberg – Download a free ebook from their collection of over 60,000 books, no waiting!
RBDigital Magazines – Full color, interactive digital magazines with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to how many you can download
SimplyE – The New York Public Library’s free e-reader app that makes it easier than ever to borrow e-books, and it includes a free collection of books you can download immediately. It is available on the App Store or Google Play.
Teen Book Cloud – online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
Tumblebooks – A collection of animated books for children

Listen & Watch

Audible Stories – Stories for kids that can be streamed to your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
AudioBookCloud – all ages audio book database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
OverDrive – Download audiobooks for 7, 14 or 21 days, or eVideos for 3, 5 or 7 days
Hoopla  – Stream or download movies, television shows, audiobooks and music with no waiting and lots of renewals
LibriVox–Free public domain audiobooks
RomanceBookCloud – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
Tech Talk – an educational and motivational learning resource about technology and communications for non-techies.  It’s designed to help everyone at work feel like a hero. This service is being provided free to all by Tech Talk during the quarantine. Thanks Tech Talk!
Click on Member Login
Username:  free-learning
Password:  free-learning


Ancestry – Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more.
CreativeBug – View thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists
Homework Help – A collection of links to resources to help your student of any age complete their homework
Mango – Learn over 60 languages
Reliable Health Information – All manner of info you can use to help you manage your health
TumbleMath – The most comprehensive collection of math picture books complete with animation and narration you will find anywhere.
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
Universal Class – Access to hundreds of courses in various topics


JobNow – Help with resume and job interview preparation.
Job Express – current job openings in New York State
Testing and Education Reference Center – Learn how to pursue a new career and gain advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and networking. Build an attention grabbing resume and prepare for certification exams for some of the most popular careers. Practice for the GED® or find the graduate school that is right for you, search for scholarships and prepare for admission exams including the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, and MCAT.