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Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks & Streaming Content

Libby is an app offered thru OverDrive that allows patrons access to the CW MARS Digital Collection and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines to personal devices..  The Libby makes it easy to switch between multiple library collections such as; CLAMS, Boston Public Library, Merrimack Valley, Minuteman, NOBLE, Old Colony, and SAILS and find all your loans and holds on one shelf.

The Libby app is compatible with most devices but not including Kindle. For instructions on installing the app and/or downloading materials using Libby, please visit Libby’s help page or ask us at the Reference Desk.

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Learn how to browse and enjoy eMagazines using Libby


Library card holders can access materials available through the CW MARS Digital Collection which is available for download to personal devices. The collection includes a variety of downloadable eBooks, downloadable Audiobooks, and digital magazines. The same CW MARS Digital Collection is available within the OverDrive and Libby apps.

OverDrive is considered the “classic app,” and includes select features may not yet be available in the Libby app, such as streaming video, recommendations, as well as compatibility with Kindle Fire, MP3 players, and screen readers. OverDrive app is compatible with most computers, tablets, and smartphones  For instructions on installing the app and/or downloading materials using OverDrive, please visit Overdrive’s help page or ask us at the Reference Desk.

Additionally, by using this app library patrons can search and borrow from several library systems at the same time. Partner Libraries includes: Boston Public Library, CLAMS Library Network, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, Minuteman Library Network, NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange), Old Colony Library Network, SAILS Library Network


Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Storrs Library Patrons are limited to 10 Hoopla check-outs per calendar month.

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Kanopy is a dedicated video streaming service featuring over 30,000 films including independent and world cinema, documentaries, instructional films, T.V. series and many other genres. These videos can be viewed on a range of devices by downloading the appropriate app. Storrs Library cardholders can stream up to 12 titles per month.

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NoveList Plus
Are you looking for ideas for your next great read? NoveList Plus is here to help! Search award and prize book lists by genre, plot, title, or author to find similar books. You can explore browse books by subject; explore fiction through genres and subcategories; read reviews, descriptions and articles and more! Results from NoveList appear in the CW MARS catalog search, making it possible to easily see next titles in a series or to view read-a-likes. To enjoy additional features from NoveList Plus Database, including Award Winning Lists, advanced search categories, please sign in to the database using your CW MARS library card number and password.


Consumer Reports
Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services from Consumer Reports Online, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most. Patron can access this service using their Storrs Library Card and Pin.

Massachusetts Municipal Guide  A listing of municipalities sorted by county, federal program contacts, selected state offices including the Massachusetts State House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate and U.S. Congress.

Gale Online Resources
Gale PowerSearch is a platform that offers comprehensive access to authoritative reference, periodical and primary source information.

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Boston Public Library (BPL) eResources
Residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are entitled to register for a BPL eCard and access databases, electronic resources and a variety of materials that are available from the Boston Public Library (BPL). To register for a BPL eCard, applicants must meet any of the following criteria:

  • Reside permanently in Massachusetts.
  • Live in-state for most of the year to attend school.
  • Commute to a Massachusetts employer on a sustained and regular basis (primary place of work).
  • Own property (real estate) in Massachusetts.

For additional information about registering for a BPL eCard, please consult Boston Public Library’s eCard FAQ on their website. Boston Public Library  makes available its resources to the Commonwealth as part of its status as the Library of the Commonwealth. The Library for the Commonwealth is a state funded program by BPL which  provides services to anyone who lives or works in Massachusetts. Additional information about this program is available on BPL’s website.


Ancestry Library Edition
ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.

In order to successfully use the Remote Access Link please use the Firefox Browser or Apple Safari

Heritage Quest Online
HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.


Mango Languages
Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for over 60 languages, 17 ESL courses, over 20 specialty courses, and language learning through full length foreign films and mobile apps. Winner of a 2015 Platinum Modern Library Award. Mobile apps are available. Remote access for Storrs library cardholders only.

Click for a Full Tutorial on Getting Started and Using Mango Languages


The Springfield Republican
Enjoy access at home to the Springfield Republican by providing your email address. This free access will be offered by The Springfield Republican during the Covid-19 Pandemic to provide necessary information to library patrons.

***PLEASE NOTE:  THIS FREE SERVICE WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING JUNE 23, 2021.  A personal subscription service can be purchased at

NewsBank provides public libraries with Web-based access to tens of millions of articles and video clips from local, state, regional, national and international news sources.

The New York Time Online
Redeem code for 72 hours of free unlimited article access.

Directions to access this digital addition:

  • Click on the link above, The New York Time Online, to redeem your code for digital access.
  • The first time, you will have to sign up by supplying an email address and password.
  • After that, you will need to come back to Storrs eResource page and click on The New York Time Online
    • If your code has expired, just redeem another code and login using the Log In link at the bottom of this page.  You will use the email address and password you supplied to create the account to log in.
    • If your code is still valid (within the 72 hour period),  when you try to redeem another code a message will display, It looks like you’re already a Subscriber,  just go to the top of that page and click on the NY Times Logo.