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Explore our new resource guide to virtual library collections, services and events.

Flipster is a selection of digital magazines available on your desktop computer or mobile device accessible with your CPL Card. Magazine titles include, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Time, Real Simple, Scientific American, Yoga Journal, and more.
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, books, and more with your library card. Register for a hoopla account by visiting
Kanopy is a video streaming service of more than 30,000 films, including the Criterion Collection. Visit to create your free account and add your CPL card to start watching up to 5 films per month.
Libby, by OverDrive allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks on your computer or mobile device. The Libby app is a fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. Available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.
OverDrive is a collection of over 51,000 ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos you can borrow from your library using your CPL card. Check out up to 10 titles.

Online Learning Resources is an online training provider with over 5,700 comprehensive courses and over 180,000 videos covering business, software, technology, and creative skills. Go to: to create an account and access for free using your CPL card.
Mango Languages is a language learning tool with everyday conversation in over 70 languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

Cambridge Public Library Databases

The Cambridge Public Library provides Cambridge residents access to a wide variety of online resources on a multitude of topics. These resources offer a vast amount of authoritative information that can be accessed in the library or at home using your CPL card. To use these resources, visit