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Recorded Books gives you access to downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, as well as Acorn TV and Qello Concerts. Acorn TV allows for unlimited 7 day passes. Access to magazines, Acorn TV and Qello Concerts is limited to Scarsdale Cardholders. All access on phones and tablets is through the RB DIGITAL APP. Step-by-step Instructions on How To Watch Acorn TV.
OverDrive is your main resource for downloadable library ebooks and audiobooks. Log in with your Scarsdale Library Card and get access to additional content available only to our patrons. The collection includes over 11,000 eBooks and over 3000 audio books.
The Cloud Library offers E-books and Audiobooks for all ages, available for use with the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android products, Kindle Fire and Windows PCs.  Download the app, sign in with your library card and find your book. Features include bookmarking and notes and syncing on multiple devices. Click here to get started.A Scarsdale library card is required.
Hoopla offers access to over a million titles in six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic novels. You can check out 5 items a month and there is no waiting. Includes a collection of travel books and The Great Courses.
Freegal is a downloadable music service that the Westchester Library System subscribes to. All you need to access the service is your Westchester Library card. Patrons now receive five weekly downloads and three hours of music streaming per day.
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Recorded Books gives you access to downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, as well as Acorn TV and Qello Concerts. Acorn TV allows for unlimited 7 day passes. Access to magazines, Acorn TV and Qello Concerts is limited to Scarsdale Cardholders. All access on phones and tablets is through the RB DIGITAL APP. Step-by-step Instructions on How To Watch Acorn TV.


OverDrive is your main resource for downloadable library ebooks and audiobooks. Log in with your Scarsdale Library Card and get access to additional content available only to our patrons. The collection includes over 11,000 eBooks and over 3000 audio books.
The Cloud Library offers E-books and Audiobooks for all ages, available for use with the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android products, Kindle Fire and Windows PCs.  Download the app, sign in with your library card and find your book. Features include bookmarking and notes and syncing on multiple devices. Click here to get started.A Scarsdale library card is required.
Book Browse: The very best books entertain, engage and enlighten. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you’ll find on BookBrowse. BookBrowse offers reviews, “beyond the book” articles,recommended reading for book clubs, read-alikes, books by themes, author interviews and more. A Scarsdale library card is required.
Hoopla offers access to over a million titles in six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic novels. You can check out 5 items a month and there is no waiting. Includes a collection of travel books and The Great Courses.
Comics Plus is an online streaming service that provides access to thousands of digital graphic novels, comic books and manga. The catalog currently includes over 7,000 digital graphic novels, comic books and manga from over 80 major publishers catering to all ages and interests. Available genres include fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, memoir, biographies, classical literature, mystery, horror, fantasy, romance, and, of course, superheroes.
Freading is a new innovative source for library ebooks. You get 5 tokens a week to use towards borrowing ebooks. As long as you have enough tokens you can get any ebook in the collection.
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks. Download them or read online.
With Google Books, search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic.
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Recorded Books gives you access to downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, as well as Acorn TV and Qello Concerts. Acorn TV allows for unlimited 7 day passes. Access to magazines, Acorn TV and Qello Concerts is limited to Scarsdale Cardholders. All access on phones and tablets is through the RB DIGITAL APP. Step-by-step Instructions on How To Watch Acorn TV.
With Kanopy watch over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.
Hoopla offers access to over a million titles in six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic novels. You can check out 5 items a month and there is no waiting. Includes a collection of travel books and The Great Courses.
LEARN
  • ABCmouse.com – Helps children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.
  • ABCmouse.com at Home – WLS is pleased to bring you a pilot of a new product from ABCmouse.com allowing patrons to access the service at home. ABCmouse.com helps children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.
  • Tutor.com –  Tutor.com provides live homework help from expert tutors, overnight assignment reviews, and practice tests.
  • Driving-Tests.org – In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Westchester Library System is proud to offer free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks. Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.
  • Job and Career Accelerator – A comprehensive online job search system that is part of Learning Express.
  • Learning Express – A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series.
  • Lynda.com – A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals through a video library of engaging , top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. If you forget your password call 1-888-335-9632 to reset.
  • Mango – As of January 2019, Mango is no longer offered. Other options to try include Babbel  or  Duolingo .
  • Muzzy – Muzzy is an online language learning platform for kids. Lessons are available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian! Home access requires a Scarsdale Library card.
  • NoveList – Reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.
  • NoveList K-8 – Specifically targeting grades K-8, NoveList K-8 Plus provides reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.
  • University of Fashion: Brings together the best fashion industry professionals to create lessons that inspire and educate students, teachers, home sewers and the fashion curious.
RESEARCH
  • Academic OneFile – A great source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources.
  • Britannica Academic – Delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research.
  • Britannica Elementary – Encyclopedia Britannica for elementary school students. Lets students look for people, places and things, watch and learn with videos and animations, and have fun with games and activities.
  • Britannica High – Encylopedia Britannica for high school students. Helps students get quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects. Start research projects with multiple resources in one place and find multimedia to use in projects and presentations.
  • Britannica Middle – Encyclopedia Britannica for middle school students. Helps students find fast answers and get homework help, explore videos and articles on famous people and places as well as discover maps, photos, and illustrations for school projects.
  • Britannica Primaria – Geared towards elementary school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
  • Britannica Secundaria – Geared towards high school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
  • Business Insights: Essentials – Detailed company and industry news that includes profiles, company histories, brand information, rankings and investment reports, etc.
  • Castle Garden Immigration Center – is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892
  • Consumer Reports – Access to all the ratings, reviews and articles of the magazine, plus frequent updates and a convenient Shop Online feature. Limited to Scarsdale cardholders.
  • ConsumerLab.com – provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements, and nutritional products. Includes ConsumerLab.com’s independent product evaluations, test results for ConsumerLab.com selected products and Approved Products from ConsumerLab.com’s Quality Certification Program, product recalls, and safety warnings. A science-based encyclopedia of natural products is also provided, including a drug-interaction database. Note: This database is only accessible in the library.
  • ConsumerLab.com at Home
  • CQ ResearcherLimited to Scarsdale Cardholders. CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. The reports are written by journalists, footnoted and fact-checked.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals – A service that covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • Educator’s Reference Complete – A collection of more than 1,100 peridiocals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator–from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate an graduate level. Educator’s Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty–such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.
  • Essential Online Health Information for Older Adults – This publication provides guidance for older adults on navigating essential online tools to research health topis and evaluate and manage health services. In addition to demonstrating how each resource can be accessed and used, there are tips on internet privacy and general web searching. This publication is offered in conjunction with a series of public presenetations launched at Westchester County’s Senior Law Day, October 2018. Supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.
  • General OneFile – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
  • Google News Archive – Search and explore information from historical archives dating back over 200 years. For a quick how-to on using Google News Archive see this post on the Free Technology for Teachers blog.
  • Health Reference Center Academic – Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center.
  • Informe Académico – Meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material–not simply translations of English-language materials–on a powerful, easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.
  • Infotrac Newsstand (Gale) – Full-text newspaper database has several NY newspapers, including the NY Times from 1985-Present, as well as over fifty national and international newspapers. Click here for a title list. (Full-text)
  • JSTOR – A full text-archive of scholarly journals. Limited to Scarsdale Cardholders.
  • Kids InfoBits – Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.
  • Literature Resource Center – Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Limited to Scarsdale Cardholders.
  • Local History Photographs – Digitized photographs from our local history collection on stored on flickr.
  • Local History Photographs at hrvh.org – A collection of images from two sources: digitized from slides collected by the local photographer Harold Haliday Costain; photographs by local photographer Elizabeth Arey. Check back often as more images are being added.
  • Mergent Archives – Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of more than a century’s worth of global corporate and industry related documents. This collection contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries. Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy-to-navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs. Home Access.
  • Mergent Intellect – Powered by Hoover’s™, a Dun & Bradstreet Solution, Mergent Intellect is a flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Home Access.
  • Mergent Online – This state-of-the-art product provides Internet-based access to the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database available, with the latest in features and functions. Home Access.
  • The Merck Manuals – Offering both the Professional and Consumer versions, The Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.
  • National Newspaper Index – Indexes New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
  • New York Times (1985 – current) – Available through General OneFile.
  • NoveList – Reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.
  • NoveList K-8 Plus – Specifically targeting grades K-8, NoveList K-8 Plus provides reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.
  • NYS Newspapers – Collection of ten major newspapers published in New York State, searchable by section, keyword or relevance. (Full-text)
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online – Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito. This database has been made possible thanks to the Bridging Cultures Grant. Please note: Home access is not available.
  • Press Reader – Delivers an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss and share. Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print. Home Access.
  • Research In Context – Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.
  • Scarsdale Inquirer Digitized Collection – The Scarsdale Library and the Scarsdale Historical Society have joined forces to digitize the Library’s collection of the Scarsdale Inquirer. Digitization began with issues from 1901 and will eventually go through 1936. The digitized collection is full text and fully searchable. (Full-text)
  • Scholastic Go – Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO!®offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.
  • Scholastic Science Flix – Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.
  • Secrets of the Sequences: Video series on the Life Sciences – With initial funding from the Pfizer Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences, VCU has assembled 50 of the best videos from the public television series, “Secrets of the Sequence” to assist teachers in the application of genetic research across the biology curriculum. Funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has allowed for the creation of additional videos, which are also included on this site.
  • X-Plain Patient Education Health Tutorials – More than 1400 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests and procedures. Versiones en español de este contenido también están disponibles aquí.
CHILDREN
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford

  • ABCmouse.com – Helps children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.
  • ABCmouse.com at Home – WLS is pleased to bring you a pilot of a new product from ABCmouse.com allowing patrons to access the service at home. ABCmouse.com helps children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.
  • Tutor.com –  Tutor.com provides live homework help from expert tutors, overnight assignment reviews, and practice tests.
  • Driving-Tests.org – In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Westchester Library System is proud to offer free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks. Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.
  • Job and Career Accelerator – A comprehensive online job search system that is part of Learning Express.
  • Learning Express – A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series.
  • Lynda.com – A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals through a video library of engaging , top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. If you forget your password call 1-888-335-9632 to reset.
  • Mango – As of January 2019, Mango is no longer offered. Other options to try include Babbel  or  Duolingo .
  • Muzzy – Muzzy is an online language learning platform for kids. Lessons are available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian! Home access requires a Scarsdale Library card.
  • NoveList – Reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.
  • NoveList K-8 – Specifically targeting grades K-8, NoveList K-8 Plus provides reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.
  • University of Fashion: Brings together the best fashion industry professionals to create lessons that inspire and educate students, teachers, home sewers and the fashion curious.
LOCAL HISTORY
  • Local History Photographs – Digitized photographs from our local history collection hosted on Flickr.
  • Local History Photographs at NY Heritage – A collection of images from two sources: digitized from slides collected by the local photographer Harold Haliday Costain; photographs by local photographer Elizabeth Arey. Check back often as more images are being added.
  • Scarsdale Historical Society – Dedicated to discovering, preserving and disseminating the rich history of Scarsdale and our neighboring communities.
  • Scarsdale Inquirer Digitized Collection – The Scarsdale Library and the Scarsdale Historical Society have joined forces to digitize the Library’s collection of the Scarsdale Inquirer. Digitization began with issues from 1901 and will continue through 1977. The digitized collection is full text and fully searchable. (Full-text)
  • Scarsdale Town Minutes: 1787-1864 – Side by side view of a book of Scarsdale Town minutes along with a transcription. Full text searchable!

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