Online Resources

All you need is your library card number and pin to access the databases and apps listed below! If you need help creating or resetting your pin, check out the Creating & Resetting Your Pin document for step-by-step instructions, or contact the Circulation Desk at 845-878-6121 x10.

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.”


Libby by OverDrive – Borrow eBooks on your internet-connected device using the Libby app. Learn how to get started here.
Libby, by Overdrive Magazines – Borrow from over 3,000 magazines on your internet-connected device using the Libby app by OverDrive. Learn how to get started here.
Hoopla  – eBooks, eAudioBooks, movies, TV, graphic novels & comic books
NY Times – Full text articles from 1985 to current
Project Gutenberg – Download a free ebook from their collection of over 60,000 books, no waiting!
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.

Listen & Watch

Audible Stories – Stories for kids that can be streamed to your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Libby by OverDrive – Download audiobooks on your internet-connected device using the Libby app. Learn how to get started here.
Hoopla  – Stream or download movies, television shows, audiobooks and music with no waiting and lots of renewals
Kanopy–Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more
LibriVox–Free public domain audiobooks


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 (ending July 31, 2023)
Transparent Language— interactive learning materials in over 120 languages
Reliable Health Information – All manner of info you can use to help you manage your health
Research Databases–links to resources for newspaper and magazine articles, and business, historical and genealogy research.
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