Digital Resources

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 credits per month.  Once you click to start a movie you use one of your credits.  You have 72 hours of access to that movie.  You can access all Kanopy Kids materials for 30 days with one click.  The Great Courses videos are available for 30 days of access for the course you click on.  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.  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 December!

“Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number. Freegal® Music offers access to over 16 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Stream* 3hours of musiceach dayand download up to 5 songs each week – yours to keep for your personal use.” *24-hour streaming available until 12/31/2020

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. 

The Library provides access to Ancestry.com Library Edition from within the library for in-depth genealogical research. At least through December, ProQuest is allowing access from home!  Visit our online catalog and log into your account.  Scroll to the bottom right and click the link to access.

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.  We are thankful to the Merck Manuals company for providing these resources free of charge.

Free Online Resources Open to All