Many of our online resources are available 24/7 right from home! Here are just a few examples of things that you have access to any time with your Franklin Township Library card:
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming service offered to public libraries and universities that differs from other platforms by emphasizing critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and award-winning foreign films. You’re much more likely to find things here that are unavailable elsewhere, such as art house favorites, rare and beloved classics (a large portion of the Criterion Collection is available to stream, for example), independent and hard-hitting documentaries, and much more. You will need your library card number and PIN to create an account.
Click here to get started with Kanopy.
CloudLibrary is a free service that allows you to download eBooks and eAudio books. Once you create an account using your library card number, PIN, and email address, you will have access to hundreds of titles! When using a mobile device, you will need to download the free app. Click here to download the CloudLibrary app (click on CloudLibrary, then on the icon that corresponds to your type of device, e.g. Apple, Android, etc.).
We also have Hoopla Digital available for more eBooks and audiobooks, and Libby for digital magazines! Click here to learn more!
Mango Languages is an intuitive language learning program that is available in more than 70 languages. This learning tool specializes in using real-life situations that teach in a practical way; ordering food, asking for directions, and beginning casual conversations are emphasized as realistic ways to become acquainted with your language of choice. The best part? As a Franklin Township Library patron, this program is offered to you free of charge! Click here to start exploring Mango Languages!
If you’d like to use Mango on your smartphone or device, click the link on the right of the page – it will take you to the App store where you can download the app for free.
The New York Times
You’ve probably had the unfortunate experience of hitting a paywall when trying to read an interesting article online from larger news corporations. As a Franklin Library patron, you have free unlimited access to the New York Times! To access the NYT from outside the library, you will need to access and redeem a code provided by the website. Click here to find out how!
Use this resource to find your next favorite book or author! Novelist is an ideal way to discover new authors or find an author whose style matches your own personal taste. Special search features give the reader the ability to find a book by describing the plot, locating a series name, or reviewing suggested reading lists. Lists of titles are grouped by content and age group in order to find the best fit for your reading preference and level. Click here to get started. (You will need your FTPL card to begin!)
Universal Class (Available through Libby)
Universal Class brings you lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. A wide range of subjects are available, from accounting, history, and mathematics to spiritual studies, interpersonal skills, and more!
If you’re looking for more online lessons on things like career preparation, adult core skills, college test prep, and computer skills, the library also has Learning Express Library available to you! Click here to register!
There’s more where that came from! Click here to see what else is available through the library!
If you have any questions about our online resources, please leave a comment below!
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