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.

hoopla - Your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Acorn TV - Unlimited access to the best in British TV and Film

Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any Web-connected device. Browse Acorn TV's shows below, click on a show to learn more, and use the checkout button on any show page to get full access to all of Acorn TV's selections.

Qello Concerts - Full Length Concerts and Music Documentaries

Qello Concerts is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital 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.