Discover your family tree at home!
Library patrons now have access to Ancestry.com Library Edition from home. Thanks to Proquest, this service which was previously only available inside the library is now accessible from your home computer. To start your journey into the past HERE.
Universal Class, has more than 500 lifelong learning and Continuing Education (CE) classes. All classes are designed and led by professional instructors. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You can even take multiple classes and receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Anyone with a library card from a Mid-Hudson Library System library can create an account and use Universal Class, completely tuition-free.
To create a free account, visit beaconlibrary.org and click on the Universal Class link.
Bring the Film Festival experience home with Indieflix. Your library card gives you free access to international independent films, documentaries, shorts, and new series. You can also enjoy classic films, television shows, and vintage animated films. Log on with your library card and pin to gain access to unlimited access to over 8,000 streaming movies.
Download and stream music with your library card and Freegal.
HPL card holders can download three MP3 Freegal Music tracks each week, and stream three hours each day for free. Go to www.beaconlibrary.org and click on the Freegal logo for more information.
Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for HPL cardholders. Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.
Library patrons can enjoy full versions of over 100 popular magazines online with RBDigital. Check out all the eMagazines available at http://tinyurl.com/mhls-emag. You can even set up alerts to notify when the newest issue of your favorite magazine is available. Check it out today. Download the RGDigital app or enjoy from your desktop browser.
Bring the Film Festival experience home with Indieflix. Your library card gives you free access to international independent films, documentaries, shorts, new series. You can also enjoy classic films, television shows, and vintage animated films. Log on with your library card and pin to gain access to unlimited access to over 8,000 streaming movies.
Tumble books is offering free access to all their content for families through August 31st. No library card or sign-in needed. For free access go to www.beaconlibrary.org and you'll find links to the websites at the bottom our homepage.
Mango has courses in over 70 languages. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani and Yiddish, they've got you covered. English language learners can also use Mango to study English in their native language. English courses are currently available in 20 different languages from Arabic to Vietnamese. Go to beaconlibrary.org and click on the Mango logo to find out more.
Many of our patrons are already familiar with OverDrive for downloading ebooks and audio books. But did you know that they also offer streaming video? You can now access streaming videos on your device with OverDrive and your library card. Go to https://mhls.overdrive.com/ to check out all the titles available. There's also a tutorial available here.