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Kanopy

What is it? 

Kanopy is a streaming service for movies, similar to Netflix, that specializes in documentaries, independent, and foreign films. 

Checkouts Per Month: 5

Checkout Duration: 3 Days

Returns: Automatic

Waitlists: No

How to Get Started: 

Watch the video to the right or follow these steps:

1) Click the icon to the left to go to Kanopy's website

2) Click "Sign Up" at the top right of the screen

3) Enter your information including name, and email address, and choose a password; click "Sign Up" 

4) Check your email for a message from Kanopy. Click on the verify my email button in that email message.

5) After verifying your email, you will be taken back to the Kanopy website. Click the "Add Library Card" button and enter your CIDL library card number.

6) Enjoy watching movies on Kanopy, either in browser, or with the Kanopy app on your smartphone or tablet. 

Overdrive

What is it?

A large collection of eBooks and digital audio books you can check out, just like you would at the library. 

Checkouts per Month: Unlimited (Limit 6 at a time)

Checkout Duration: Up to 3 Weeks

Returns: Automatic

Waitlists: Yes

How to Get Started:

Watch the video to the right or follow these steps:

1) Click on the icon to the left to open the Overdrive website

2) Click "Sign In" at the top right

3) Select Clarkston Independence District Library from the list of libraries

4) Enter your CIDL library card number and click "sign in"

5) Browse for title you want and read them by clicking on the item and selecting "Borrow"

6) Download the Libby app on your smartphone or tablet to take your books on the go. Libby has all the same content as Overdrive, it is just a more friendly way to access it on your mobile devices

 

CIDL would also like to thank the Clarkston Area Lions Club and the Friends of the Clarkston Independence District Library for their generous donations to our Overdrive collection.

Hoopla

What is it? 

Hoopla is a one-stop-shop for digital resources. Everything from audio books to movies, comics to music is available on Hoopla.

Checkouts per Month: 5

Checkout Duration: Movies/TV - 3 Days; Music - 7 Days; Audiobooks, eBooks, Comics - 21 days

Returns: Automatic

Waitlists: No

How to get started:

Watch the video on the right or follow these steps:

1) Click on the Hoopla icon to the left to go to Hoopla's website

2) Click the blue "Get Started Today" link in the middle of the page

3) Enter your information, including email address and choose a password; click next

4) Choose your library (Clarkston Independence District Library) from the list and click next

5) Enter your library card number and click next

6) You can now log in to Hoopla using the email address and password you just selected and begin checking out items to read, watch, or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or PC

RB Digital

What is It?

RB Digital Magazines allows you to check out full color, digital, issues of your favorite magazines such as The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Reader's Digest. Read these on your smartphone, tablet, or PC, all free of charge with your library card.  

Checkouts per Month: Unlimited

Checkout Duration: Unlimited

Returns: Manual

Waitlists: No

How to Get Started:

Watch the video to the right, or follow these instructions:

1) Click on the RB Digital Icon on the left to go to the RB Digital homepage

2) Click "Create New Account" on the top right side of the screen

3) Enter your CIDL library card number

4) Fill out the form including first and last name, email address, and choose a password

5) Click create account

6) Start checking out magazines and read them anywhere with the RB Digital app, available on your smartphone or tablet

 

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