Digital Resources

DIGITAL RESOURCES


Libby

Download e-books and audio books from the Mid York Library System collection to your smartphone or tablet. If you have an Amazon Kindle or Kindle Fire, you’ll need to use a different app called Overdrive to access this collection. Need a library card? Click here to sign up.

The collection contains new releases and some older titles. One person can access an item at a time (just like the library), so you may need to place a hold on a popular item.

The lending period is two weeks. After that time, the item will return automatically. If you have not finished and no one else is waiting, you can renew it. If someone else is waiting, it will be automatically returned and you will have to join the end of the waiting list.

You may choose to return it sooner if you have finished using it; just like the library, this allows another patron to use it.

Patrons can have six items checked out at one time and ten items on hold.

Simple Start Guide

Step 1: Turn on your device.

Step 2: Go to your device’s app store (Apple App Store or Google Play Store) and search for Libby. It will have an icon like the one at the top of this page.

Step 3: Download the app on your device, open it, and follow the prompts to set up your account. When it asks for your library, select Mid York. Then, add your library card number and PIN. (If you don’t know your PIN, contact the library.)

Step 4: Browse for an item. On bottom left, where it says Library, you can browse the collection. Or, click on the magnifying glass to search. Choose Explore to search by genre or type. Once you find something, tap on the item to borrow it. If it is unavailable, it will give you the option to place a hold.


 

Overdrive

Overdrive provides access to the same collection available through Libby. Libby is much more user-friendly and intuitive. Choose Overdrive if you have an Amazon Kindle or Kindle Fire. Need a library card? Click here to sign up.

For help downloading or using Overdrive, contact the library.


RB Digital

With RB Digital, you can access current, full-color issues of magazines for your desktop, smartphone, and tablet. There is no limit to how many magazines you can check out and there is no due date; they are yours to keep.

In September 2020, the digital ebooks and audiobooks from RBdigital were moved to the Libby app. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great ebooks and audiobooks you loved in the RBdigital app, now available in Libby. If you have already been enjoying the Libby app, there will be no change, other than you may notice even more great titles available for you to borrow.

If you currently have a book checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the book. Holds will not be moved, but you may export your Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles. You can place holds on those titles again in Libby.

If you have not yet tried the Libby app, see the section above to get started.

Simple Start Guide

Step 1: On your computer, visit Mid York’s RB Digital Page.

Step 2: Sign up for an account by clicking “Register” in the upper right corner. You will need your email address, library card number and PIN. You will also need to know your home library. If you need help with this, contact the library. RB Digital will ask you to create a password; if you forget this password the library won’t be able to help you so be sure to write it down. Choose the Kirkland Town Library as your library.

Step 3: If you will use RB Digital on your smartphone or tablet, go to the app store (Apple App Store or Google Play Store) and download the RB Digital app. It will have an icon that looks like the one at the top of this section. Download the app to your device and log in using the information you used in Step 2.

Step 4: Browse the collection and check out a magazine. When you choose one, it will ask you if you would like to automatically check out the next issue of this magazine. This is helpful if you’d like to digitally subscribe. You can choose to read the magazine online or download it. If you are going to be away from WiFi (like on an airplane), be sure to download it. You can delete it when you are done reading it so it doesn’t take up space on your device.


Transparent Language

Learn over 100 languages online with a flexible learning path, speaking practice, grammar lessons, and much more. Need a library card? Click here to sign up.

Simple Start Guide

Step 1: Transparent Language is accessed through the RB Digital app. If you don’t have the app or an account, follow Steps 1-3 in the RB Digital section above. Once you have completed those steps, you can continue.

Step 2: On the RB Digital Homepage, scroll down to the section titled “Education.” Click the + button. The next screen will show the Transparent Language program. Choose “Checkout” to get started.

Step 3: Your internet browser will open and you can begin learning a foreign language. Bon chance!


Podcasts

Podcasts are free audio programs that you can listen to on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Choose from thousands of podcasts on all subjects imaginable.

Simple Start Guide:

Step 1: Connect your device to the internet.

Step 2: Find an app. On Apple devices, look for the Podcasts app. It may already be downloaded to your device or you can search the App Store. On Android devices, look for the Play Music app. It can be downloaded from the Google Play store but it may already be installed on your device. On a computer, go to a podcasting site such as Spotify, Pandora, or Stitcher. You can also go to a site that publishes its own podcasts such as NPR or iHeart Radio.

Step 3: Find something to listen to. Browse the podcast app or search for a topic. Click here for a list of the Kirkland Town Library’s favorite podcasts.

Step 4: If you find something you like, you can subscribe or write a review. When you are done listening, you can delete the episode from your device so it does not use your storage space.