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With online services and download media available 24/7, your library is always open!

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Download Audiobooks, eBooks and Video that can be listened to or viewed on your computer or transferred to a portable device. Many titles can also be burned to a CD. There are never overdue fines or late fees - titles automatically return to the Library's collection. Click here to access the Downloads 2 Go collection.

Click on any of the following for training guides and instructions:

Searching for eBooks (Training Guide
Searching for eBooks (Video)
Borrowing eBooks & Audiobooks: Android Devices (OS v4.0 or newer) (Training Guide)
Borrowing eBooks & Audiobooks: Android Devices (below OS v4.0) (Training Guide
Borrowing eBooks & Audiobooks: iPad / iPhone (iOS 6 or newer) (Training Guide)
Borrowing eBooks & Audiobooks: iPad / iPhone (below iOS 6) (Training Guide
Setting up an iPad to download eBooks & Audiobooks (Video
Kindle App for iPad (Training Guide)
Borrowing eBooks & Audiobooks: Kindle Fire HD(X) (Training Guide)
Borrowing eBooks & Audiobooks: Kindle Fire (non-HD) (Training Guide
Borrowing eBooks: Kindle eReader (Training Guide)
Borrowing eBooks: Kindle eReader (Video
Borrowing eBooks: Nook or Sony eReader (Training Guide
How to Download & Install Adobe Digital Editions (Video)
Borrowing eBooks: Nook eReader (Video
Borrowing eBooks: Nook HD & Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook (Training Guide)
Borrowing eBooks: Nook Tablet & Nook Color (Training Guide)
Borrowing eBooks & Audiobooks: Windows 8 Devices/Microsoft Surface (Training Guide
Borrowing Audiobooks (Training Guide
Borrowing Audiobooks (Video)
Borrowing eBooks: OverDrive READ (Training Guide
Accessing EBL Ebooks (Instructions)

 

SONY Music Entertainment

Music Downloads! Hundreds of thousands of songs from SONY Music Entertainment are at your fingertips! Download to an iPod, MP3 player, PC or a Mac. Using your library card and PIN, you may select three downloads each week. This library service is brought to you through Freegal Music. It's FREE and it's legal!

Click here to download.

Click here for a Freegal video tutorial.

Click here for a video about how to use the Freegal App on your tablet or mobile device.

 

Databases

A DataBase is an organized body of related information. The Library subscribes to many databases that contain relevant articles, news reports and statistical information. The databases can be searched electronically and are useful for school assignments, topic-related research and information on current events.

Click here to search the Databases
Click here for a video about using the ChiltonLibrary database.
Click here for a video about searching the Buffalo News database
Click here for a video about searching the Consumer Reports database.

Each month a database is profiled to familiarize our users with the wealth of information that databases offer. Click here to see the Resource of the Month

 

The Library has unique and interesting materials from our rich history digitized and archived in New York Heritage Digital Collections. Click here for a sample.
 

 

The Buffalo State Hospital Cards are part of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's Local History File. The Local History File is the Library's most comprehensive resource for Buffalo research. It is an index to select Buffalo newspaper articles. References to books, vertical file materials, scrapbooks, and magazines are also included. The Local History File covers Buffalo and Erie County people, places, things, and history. It was started in 1936 as a WPA project and now includes about 300,000 entries on over 100,000 index cards. Most citations date from 1930-1982, but some go back as far as the 1890s and as recent as this year.

Click here to see the collection