Digital Services

Waterbury Public Library patrons have access to a wide range of digital resources. Choose from the following categories:


Ebooks, Audio Books & Magazines


There are two ways to access our Ebook and Audio Book collection:

Libby/Overdrive – eBooks & Audio Books

Use the Libby App through Overdrive to access our collection of eBooks and Audio books. The Waterbury Public Library is part of the Green Mountain Library Consortium, offering you access to thousands of new and old eBooks and Audio books. We also use Overdrive/Libby for our own collection specific to our library. Login to Overdrive/Libby to access both the Consortium’s collection as well as our own.

*If you have already been using Libby / Overdrive please check out the following page for important information regarding how you will need to switch over to the Green Mountain Library Consortium’s collection.

If you have never created an account with Overdrive, please check out our Overdrive/Libby instructions.

 

RBdigital – eBooks & Audio Books

The library has a large collection of eBooks and Audio books through our service with RBdigital. Our collection is combined with the State of Vermont Library’s collection. Visit our RBdigital collection today!

 

Digital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

Digital Magazines are part of RBdigital. Sign in to RBdigital and look for Digital Magazines in the top left hand drop down menu. If you need to create an account with RBdigital, please check out our RBdigital instructions.

 

Streaming Movies, Documentaries & Concerts


ACORN TV

Hailed as a “glorious streaming service…an essential must-have” by The Hollywood Reporter , Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!

Acorn TV is part of RBdigital. Sign in to RBdigital and look for Acorn TV under Entertainment in the top left hand drop down menu. If you need to create an account with RBdigital, please check out our RBdigital instructions.

 

IndieFlix

IndieFlix brings engaging stories to movie lovers around the world. Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries. View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more! Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters. Contribute to films just by subscribing, because IndieFlix directly supports the filmmakers. Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser! Also available on Roku, Xbox, and Apple TV.

IndieFlix is part of RBdigital. Sign in to RBdigital and look for IndieFlix under Entertainment in the top left hand drop down menu. If you need to create an account with RBdigital, please check out our RBdigital instructions.

 

Pongalo

Pongalo offers the largest collection of Spanish-language telenovelas and translated movies streamed on-demand to all popular devices. You will have access to streaming video, allowing you to binge-watch videos the same way you do on paid streaming services.

Pongalo is part of RBdigital. Sign in to RBdigital and look for Pongolo under Entertainment in the top left hand drop down menu. If you need to create an account with RBdigital, please check out our RBdigital instructions.

 

Stingray Qello

Watch the world’s largest collection of on-demand full-length performances, concert films, and music documentaries. Stingray Qello transforms your connected devices into the ultimate live concert video experience. Give your favorite headliners a standing ovation from the best seat in the house anywhere, anytime!

Stingray Qello is part of RBdigital. Sign in to RBdigital and look for Stingray Qello under Entertainment in the top left hand drop down menu. If you need to create an account with RBdigital, please check out our RBdigital instructions.

 

Online Courses – Education


The Great Courses Library Collection

Of the more than 500,000 college professors in the world, only a select few are chosen to teach one of The Great Courses. They include award-winning experts and professors from the most respected institutions in the world and were chosen based solely on one factor: their ability to teach.

The courses range from a myriad of subjects and includes:

  • History — Study ancient and biblical times, medieval Europe, Eastern and Western civilizations, as well as how these historical periods still impact society.
  • Health — Dive into courses on meditation, nutrition, natural healing and brain fitness.
  • Science — Learn from America’s leading scientists in numerous areas of study ranging from biology, astronomy & space, engineering & technology and beyond.
  • Language Arts — learning leadership, thinking and communication skills in both professional and personal lives are essential to get a head.
  • And Much More!

The Great Courses Library Collection is part of RBdigital. Sign in to RBdigital and look for Acorn TV under Entertainment in the top left hand drop down menu. If you need to create an account with RBdigital, please check out our RBdigital instructions.

 

ePrep

It’s like having a private tutor every step of the way! ePrep online courses provide expert video instruction on the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and PLAN tests, so students can achieve higher scores and parents can save money by eliminating the need for expensive private tutors.

ePrep Courses:

  • Magnify understanding and retention by aural, visual and tactile engagement with test problems in real time
  • Allow students to maximize scores by practicing under test-simulated conditions
  • Offer expert instructors to answer questions and solve problems
  • Include a vocabulary builder that provides effective ways to learn 1,000 common SAT/ACT test words
  • Monitor student progress throughout the course and recommend subject matter and strategy videos for review
  • Send students email reminders to keep them on track
  • Feature a Parental Support Center for keeping parents up-to-date

ePrep is part of RBdigital. Sign in to RBdigital and look for ePrep under Entertainment in the top left hand drop down menu. If you need to create an account with RBdigital, please check out our RBdigital instructions.

 

 

 

Universal Class

Through a partnership with the Vermont State Library system, Universal Class, Inc. provides free online continuing education courses. It aims to advance intellectual exchange in teaching, research, and service with its technology and belief that lifelong learning should be affordable to all people of all cultures. With a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality continuing education.

 

Mango Languages

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

 

Genealogy


Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.