Electronic Resources

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Ebooks, Audiobooks, Streaming Video, & Music

Digital Media Download Center
Wisconsin's Digital Library is a catalog of downloadable ebooks, videos, music and audiobooks available to Wisconsin residents. To get started, Sign In by choosing your library and entering your library card number. Visit the "Help" resources for more information on using the database.

Use the Libby app to download Ebooks and Audiobooks!

Hoopla

Hoopla is a web and mobile streaming platform for audiobooks, comics, e-books, magazines, movies, music, and TV. You can use it on mobile devices, desktop computers, and there are even apps for Roku, Apple TV, and other "smart" TVs.

Visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/ to create an account using your email address and library card number.

  • Access is limited to residents of Superior and Douglas County.
  • On Hoopla, everything is always available. There are no waitlists or holds.
  • Each patron can check out FIVE items per calendar month. Checkouts reset on the first of each month. Unused checkouts do not roll over to the following month.

What are the checkout periods?

  • Ebooks/audiobooks: 21 days (3 weeks)
  • TV/Movies: 72 hours (3 days)
  • Music: 7 days (1 week)
  • Magazines: 7 days (1 week)

What if I need help?

Visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/help for troubleshooting and tech support.

Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides free quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and more. Stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices.

Visit https://northernwaters.kanopy.com/ to create an account using your email address and library card number.

  • Each patron can check out FIVE items per calendar month.
  • Checkouts ("play credits") reset on the first of each month.
  • Unused play credits do not roll over to the following month.
  • A film uses a play credit once you start it. Many films on Kanopy have a 48 or 72 hour viewing period, and you can watch the film as many times as you like during the viewing period without using another play credit. Some series, like those from A&E and The History Channel, require only one play credit to access an entire season for one viewing period (48 or 72 hours). Other series require a play credit for each episode you watch.

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages, offering a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content, including movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action features, and animated favorites. Our patrons have unlimited viewing access to Kanopy Kids content. Play credits are not required.

Arts, Crafts, & Cooking

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more -- all you need is a library card!

  • To get started, click the link above.
  • First time user? Enter your library card number in the box and follow the directions on the next screen.
  • Already signed up? Click the link above and log in with your library card number.

 

New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks.

Languages

Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn.  With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

  • To get started, click the link above.
  • First time user? Click "Sign up" and enter your library card number in the box. Follow the directions to create a username and password.
  • Already signed up? Click the link above and enter your username and password to log in to the resource.

News

NewsBank offers a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Superior TelegramDuluth News-TribuneEau Claire Leader-Telegram, and Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

 

Enjoy The New York Times and discover original, quality journalism that helps you make sense of this moment — and make everyday life better. Start exploring today. Click here to get started.

Databases

The following online databases provide a wealth of information in a variety of formats. Some of the databases may require a password, available at your local library, or access may be limited to in-library use.

Here's a video introduction to BadgerLink and the many resources it provides!


Library Database Center
The BadgerLink* database portal offers Wisconsin residents access to businesshealthliteraturemagazine and newspaper resources, many available in full-text. For more information about the EBSCO databases in BadgerLink, visit the online support center. If you are unable to access any BadgerLink database, log in using the Library Card Access page. The following databases are among the many resources available through Badgerlink:

  • Consumer Health Complete - Includes more than 200 health and wellness reference books and encyclopedias, thousands of health reports, drug evaluation sheets, videos, pamphlets and other documents.
  • HeritageQuest - Research ancestors and historical sources dating back to the 1700s.
  • MasterFILE Premier- A general reference database with nearly 1,700 publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Accessed in BadgerLink's Database List.
  • NoveList - A readers' advisory database with over 150,000 fiction titles, and over 4000 custom created articles and lists. Access Feature Articles, BookTalks, and Book Discussion Guides along with Author Read-alikes, Readers' Advisory training content and a variety of other reader materials.
  • NoveList K-8 - A readers' advisory database for grades K-8 with collection of titles, BookTalks, Recommended Reads book lists and more.
  • TeachingBooks.net - Thousands of resources for k-12 multimedia fiction and nonfiction reading activities for educators, librarians, students and families supporting language arts, book clubs, art educators, social studies and much more.
  • EBSCOhost - A rich eBook collection of books, journals, and database content. Select the EBSCO Database List, then select the eBook Collection. Sign in at the top of the page.

*BadgerLink is a project of the Department of Public Instruction's Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning for the citizens of Wisconsin. Funding is provided through the Public Service Commission Universal Service Fund.