Digital Resources

Resources paid for by the Library for you to use for free with your library card

Montana Library2Go is an online service that offers access to nearly 30,000 downloadable digital e-Books and audiobooks for our customers.  Our Library is part of a consortium of many libraries across the state that pool our resources so our customers can have a huge variety to choose from.  You can use Montana Library2Go on your computer or access it with the Overdrive or Libby apps on your tablet or smart phone.  Find them in your app store. Don’t have a library card? Visit https://mtsc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/MTSC/ and on the lower left of the screen get a temporary digital card or contact us and we will get you a permanent card.

Overdrive app

CreativeBug is a new digital platform with thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.  This amazing resource will keep you busy for hours!

Visit https://www.creativebug.com/lib/northlakecounty and enter your library card number then create an account!

Flipster is an online service that offers access to the following magazines, including their back issues.  We are adding magazines to this list each year.  You can read these on your computer or download the Flipster app from your app store to be read on your tablet or smart phone:

  • Crochet World
  • Interweave Knits
  • Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting
  • McCall’s Quilting
  • McCall’s Quick Quilts
  • Willow & Sage
  • Flea Market Decor
  • Taste of Home
  • Pioneer Woman Magazine
  • Country Living
  • Audubon
  • Birds & Blooms
  • Astronomy
  • Men’s Health

Kanopy is a video streaming solution offering access to more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, and educational videos from thousands of producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, Great Courses, Kino Lorber and more!    

We have decided to add Kanopy to our digital resources. A few things to note as we begin using this service:  You are allowed 5 videos per monthOnce you click to start a movie the library is charged $2 and you use one of your credits.  You have 72 hours of access to that movie.  Kanopy Kids charges the library $5 per user but you can access all Kanopy Kids materials for 30 days.  The Great Courses videos charge the library’s account $5 and you get access to that course for 30 days.  You can click on the image to read descriptions before clicking to start any video. Search for the film in Google to watch a trailer.  You can also create a list.  We can see how long a video is watched, so if we find that many people are starting a movie and just exiting it will be difficult for us to keep the service.  To access Kanopy, just click on the logo to the left and enter your library card number.  If you don’t have a library card, contact us.

Thank you Freegal Music – now offering streaming 24/7 ad-free through September!

Freegal music is an online service that offers access to over 15 million songs of every genre.  You get 5 song downloads per week to keep forever and 3 hours of ad-free streaming each day.  You can even create your own playlists!  Along with songs, there are also music videos and audiobooks.

You can access Freegal on your computer or download the Freegal app from your app store to listen on your tablet or smart phone.

We subscribe to Niche Academy, an online service with tutorials for many popular and library online services.  Looking for instructions for Flipster and Freegal?  How about how to set up a Gmail account?  Click on the logo to the left to explore what is available.  We also have technology help with Heather in the library, by phone and by email at nlcplibrarytechhelp@gmail.com.

Tumble Book Library has given free access to their collection of children and juvenile books online.  This great website offers both educational and recreational materials, including graphic novels and videos.  Your kids can read or be read to, or even read along.  You might even find a few classics to read again.  Check out this great resource today by clicking on the logo to the left.

We have a free trial with Biblioboard to use their online repository of 3,000 graphic novels and comics through August 31st.  Connect today and read titles online – no waiting periods!  You just need to be in Montana to access this.

The Library provides access to Ancestry.com typically from within the library for in-depth genealogical research. HOWEVER, Ancestry is allowing access from home temporarily!  Click on the image to the left, log into your account with your library card number and PIN, then scroll to the bottom right and click on the link!

Free Online Resources Open to All