The Patchogue-Medford Library has a variety of different digital media available for you with just your library card. Need a great book to read over the holidays? Try looking through Overdrive and Hoopla for a great selection of downloadable books and audiobooks! Looking for a great magazine with recipe ideas? Then try Flipster’s great collection of new and popular magazines! Or if you’re looking for movies, comics, or music then try Hoopla!
I’m a picky reader, so the hardest part about finding a new book or author to read is the time it takes to look through book jackets. Digital books solve this issue for me by letting me read book descriptions quickly. The fact that I can look over dozens of books to find the one I want, and that Overdrive has many of the latest books lead me to read more. If you prefer digital audiobooks, we have those too for all of the latest items.
Overdrive now has a new app that you can use called Libby, it makes checking out the latest downloadable books and audiobooks a breeze. If you’re frustrated with how complicated the overdrive app is, then try the new Libby app.
Maybe you want more than digital books or audiobooks though? That is where Flipster comes in, it has all the latest magazines from cooking magazines to my favorite gaming magazines. If you’re like me you haven’t owned a magazine subscription in forever, and so free access to all the latest articles about a variety of topics has enabled me to keep pace with all my favorite hobbies.
If Flipster doesn’t have the magazine you are looking for then RB Digital might. It has a rather large catalog of magazines to look through, you’re sure to find something great here!
One Click offers a great listing of audiobooks in case Overdrive doesn’t have it, or if there are too many holds. Make sure to give One click a look if the audiobook you are looking for is checked out or not available on overdrive. You just might find it on here, or something else that could be good. For me it’s the Doctor Who audiobooks, as a Whovian I always appreciate convenient access to more Doctor Who in any format.
Hoopla is our latest addition to our download and streaming services, and it has everything from books to music, movies, and even comic books. The great thing about Hoopla is the access to comic books, as I love comics and graphic novels and there are very few services that offer free access to a wide variety of comics. We also have a decent selection of music and movies, and the greatest thing is that there are no holds or waiting. You get five downloads a month of any of the content, if you see something you like then you can read it, listen, or watch it immediately!
If you ever need help setting up your Overdrive, Flipster, RB Digital, One Click, or Hoopla, then please give us a call at 631-654-4700 x220. You can also stop by the library and ask for help at the reference desk. We have one on one appointments that you can schedule with a librarian to help you with technical issues and to help you learn how to use your tablet, computer, or phone. We’re always happy to help you fix any problems you’re having enjoying the great content and digital media that we have available!