Stafford Library
Stafford Library Free Online Resources

Overdrive - Downloadable audio books and eBooks

Use Overdrive to access thousands of audio books and eBooks for use on your personal computer, iPod, mp3 player, Nook, Kindle, or other electronic device.

researchIT - Connecticut’s research engine.

researchIT provides all residents of Connecticut with online access to essential library and information resources. With researchIT you can:
  • Search the statewide library catalog and request materials that are not found in the Stafford Library catalog.
  • Access millions of articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, etc.
  • Find information on various health and sciences related topics.
  • Research various topics for student projects.
  • Access genealogy databases such as Heritage Quest.
  • Download audio books.

Universal Class - access to over 500 free online non-college credit continuing education courses

Use Universal Class to access courses on a wide variety of topics for both your personal and professional enrichment. Courses can be accessed at your leisure 24/7 online. You have 6 months to complete a course after you sign up for it, but you can do the work at your own pace. Subject areas include:
  • Parenting
  • Teacher Tools
  • Test Preparation
  • Web Development
  • And MANY MORE!
  • Business
  • Art
  • Crafts and Hobbies
  • Cooking
  • GED Training
  • Health

Consumer Reports - Online access to information from this popular magazine

Use Consumer Reports to find reviews and ratings of thousands of products.

Novelist - An online resource to discover your next great read

Use Novelist to help find:
  • Information about your favorite authors and their books.
  • Books similar to ones you love.
  • The titles and sequence of books in a series.
  • Books on a specific subject you are interested in researching.