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Libby/Overdrive

All our digital magazines are now available through Overdrive/Libby.

Learn more here for more tips & how to find Magazines new and old.

Access free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines (NEW) on supported tablets, smartphones, and e-readers. You can find our catalog over at ebccls.overdrive.com.

Great news for Kindle users

Overdrive supports all Kindle devices.

Browse, Download, and Read

Download the Overdrive or Libby App for your mobile device and start reading today!

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Checkout Information

- Checkout Limits: Up to 5 items at once; magazines do not count towards limit

- Loan Period: 2 weeks

- Fines: There are NO fines for digital content

- Renewals: If no one is waiting on the item, you can renew three days before it is due.

- Holds: If a book isn't available, click "Place a Hold" and you'll be notified when it's available.

- Hold Redelivery: If you can't read a hold when it becomes available to you, but want to remain on the list, select the earliest date you want it delivered and you'll be given the first available copy then.

- Early Returns: Books can be returned by using the "Check In" option located on the “My Books” page.

 
Hoopla

Hoopla Digital (RPL cardholders exclusive)

A digital collection of over 200,000 streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, music, ebooks, comics, and audiobooks that you can access on your computer or download to a portable device. Set up your account and start browsing collections.

Checkout Information

- Checkout Limits: Up to 4 titles per month

- Holds: There are none. This is because, if an item is on Hoopla, you can check it out right away.

- Loan Periods for: 

  • Audiobooks, eBooks & Comics: 21 days

  • Music: 7 days

  • Movies & TV Shows: 3 hours (72 hours) for most, 2 days (48 hours) for some

- Fines: There are NO fines for digital content

- Early Returns: Books can be returned early by clicking "return" underneath the item.

Download to Read, Watch, and Listen on the Go

Download the Hoopla App for your mobile device or computer and start reading today!

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For your TV/Alexa

Did you know Hoopla is available for Android TV, Roku, Fire TV, AppleTV and your Alexa?

For Android TV, Apple TV, & Roku: On your device, go to the app/play/channel store and download the app/channel.

For Fire TV: On your computer, go to the amazon appstore and search for "Hoopla." From the app, select your Fire TV device and click "deliver."

For Alexa: Go to the amazon skills page and search for Hoopla. Enable the skill and when you want to play a Hoopla audiobook or music, say "Alexa, ask hoopla..."

 

Kanopy (RPL cardholders exclusive)

Kanopy

Access over 26,000 independent, international, classic, or documentary films, from producers and distributors such as Great Courses, Criterion Collection, PBS, and more.​ Visit the Kanopy website and start watching today.

Browse, Stream, and Watch

Download the Hoopla App for your mobile device or Smart TV/Roku and start watching today!

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Checkout Information

- Checkout Limits: Up to 4 titles per month

- Holds: There are none. This is because, if an item is on Kanopy, you can check it out right away.

- Loan Periods: 3 days (72 hours)

- Fines: There are NO fines for digital content

- Early Returns: Books can be returned early by clicking "return" underneath the item.

Films are streamed from Kanopy's servers.

We encourage using a wired or wireless internet connection.​​

Job, Careers, & Skills

 
Career Cards

3,000+ courses that include over 130,000 videos: business, design, web development, multimedia skills, software and more.

(RPL cardholder exclusive; formerly Lynda.com)

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Note: LinkedIn Learning is currently working on an app but it is not available yet.

For a full FAQ, click here.

Job & Career Accelerator

Resource for:

  • Creating resumes

  • Writing cover letters

  • Interview techniques

  • Career advice for first time and career changes

 

Plus millions of job listings.

Detailed info on:

  • 14 million U.S. businesses and employers

  • 89 million U.S. residents

  • 855,000 U.S. health care providers

  • Canadian businesses & residents

  • Job postings by field, location, company, etc.

(formerly ReferenceUSA)

 
Northstar Digital Literacy

RPL is proud to be an official testing center for Northstar, offering access to their high quality, nationwide certificate program for digital skills.

Our Location ID is: RRNR

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgewood Library

Looking to improve your digital skills or learn a new one but don't know where you need to improve? Northstar makes it easy with simple to follow assessments and practice modules to help in a variety of subjects such as Internet Basics, Microsoft Word, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills and more.

Note: Not all courses have Northstar practice modules at the moment, however there are links to vetted resources for each module here.

Assessments do not require login but if you wish to save your scores and access practice modules, a free learner's account is necessary. To set one up, please contact erosner@ridgewoodlibrary.org.

Want to earn an official Northstar certificate for a skill? Contact the library to set up a proctored assessment by calling 201-670-5600 x130 or emailing ask@ridgewoodlibrary.org

 

Provided by the State Library, learn and practice a new language (including English) with your library card through Rosetta Stone. Visit this link to access it.

Download and Learn

Download Rosetta Stone: Learn Languages for your mobile device and start learning today!