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.”

Read

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.
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.
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
LibriVox–Free public domain audiobooks

Learn

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
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

Do

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.