To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is currently CLOSED.

We are still available by phone at 860-828-7125 or via email at library@berlinpeck.org, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

You can still use your library card to access online materials like ebooks, audiobooks, video, and more.

No card? Register for a temporary library card, and we will email you with a full-access library card ASAP.

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Enjoy these library resources from home!

Feeling like there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do? You can still visit the library from the comfort of your own home!

Berlin-Peck has plenty of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, magazines, concerts, graphic novels, craft classes, and more–which you can download for free to keep you and your family entertained.

Our three most popular services are:

  • OverDrive
    Download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, television, movies, and children’s materials. Works on nearly any device!
  • hoopla
    Download ebooks, audiobooks, television, music, movies, comics & graphic novels, and children’s materials. No waiting for holds!
  • RBdigital
    Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines—plus, log in to services like AcornTV, Great Courses, IndieFlix, and Qello Concerts.

For Children & Families: visit our Library Fun @ Home Page for links to free read-alouds, activities, videos, learning resources, and, for a limited time, access to TumbleBook Library, Tumble Math, Teen BookCloud, and Audio BookCloud books & audiobooks.

Choose from thousands of ebooks and audiobooks using OverDrive, hoopla, or RBdigital—and download directly to your mobile device, tablet or computer! To get started, click the links, or visit your app store to download the free OverDrive, hoopla, or RBdigital app.

Each service includes different books. You can search all three at once using the library catalog. Use the “refine by” feature on the left side

 

magazines

You can download free, full-color magazines from Flipster, OverDrive, or RBdigital.

Each service includes different magazines.

 

movies & television

OverDrive and hoopla both offer downloadable movies and television episodes.

You can also use your RBdigital account to stream British mysteries, dramas, and comedies from AcornTV, and pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts from IndieFlix.

 

music & concerts

Download complete music albums for hoopla, or check out Qello for a HUGE collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries—pop, rock, alternative, oldies, classical, electronic, funk, jazz, hip hop, metal, and more.

 

genealogy

Finally take that deep dive into your family history with Ancestry.com (now available at home for a limited time), HeritageQuest, and fold3.

 

online learning

Learn a new language with easy daily lessons from Mango Languages, or embrace your creative side with Creativebug art and craft video classes!

Use your RBdigital account to access Great Courses, streaming thousands of in-depth videos on subjects like; Science, History, Travel, Health & Wellness, Professional Development, Photography, Cooking and much more.

If you register for a temporary library card during this closure, we will email you with a full-access library card as soon as we can!

overdrive
OverDrive
ebooks • audiobooks • video • magazines • comics & graphic novelsDownload to your smart device with the free app, or read/listen/watch right in your internet browser.
hoopla
hoopla
ebooks • audiobooks • TV • movies • music • comics & graphic novelsDownload to your smart device with the free app, or read/listen/watch right in your internet browser. Up to 4 downloads per month, with NO WAITING!
Flipster
Flipster
magazinesRead The New Yorker, People Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly on your phone, computer or other smart device.

RBdigital
ebooks • audiobooks • magazines • TV • moviesDownload ebooks to your smart device with the free app, or download to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. Download magazines with no waiting. Watch documentaries and film festival winners with IndieFlix, British television with Acorn TV, and music concerts from Qello.

Great Courses from RBdigital
video learningVideo courses taught by brilliant, award-winning, and engaging lecturers, on the most fascinating aspects of history, science, food, philosophy, travel, music, finance, health, and more.

IndieFlix from RBdigital
movies • TV • documentariesStream indie films, documentaries, and classic TV on your computer, Apple TV, or Roku. No limits, and NO WAITING! Available through RBdigital.


Qello from RBdigital
music concerts and documentaries

The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Available through RBdigital.


AcornTV</> from RBdigital
movies • TV

World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any Web-connected device. Available through RBdigital.


Freading
ebooks

Download to your smart device with the free app, or download to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. Up to 9 downloads per month, with NO WAITING!

Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com
genealogy

With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Ancestry.com has made it possible for us to offer home access. Please note that this is a temporary measure, and this page should only be used by Berlin-Peck Memorial Library patrons.

AtoZ The USA
AtoZ The USA
travel guides • state information • geography • statistics

Going on vacation? AtoZ has fantastic online travel guides and information for all fifty states.

AtoZ World Travel
AtoZ World Travel
travel guides • country information • travel resources

Going on vacation? AtoZ has fantastic online travel guides and information for countries all over the world.

AtoZ World Food
AtoZ World Food
recipes • beverages • food culture

Explore food culture, recipes, ingredients, and more! Learn about food from around the world, with recipes for traditional beverages, appetizers, soups, salads, breads, entrees, side dishes, desserts, and snacks.

Berlin Citizen
Berlin Citizen from NewsBank
Search and browse full-text articles from the Berlin Citizen. Includes all articles 2001 to present. Free and ad-free!

Berlin Name Index
Berlin Name Index
An index of Kensington, Berlin, and East Berlin families maintained by the Berlin Town Historian.
Some entries taken from recent obituaries but most of the information is historical in nature.

Berlin High School Yearbook Collection
Berlin High School Yearbook Collection
The Berlin High School Yearbook Collection contains yearbooks dated 1937 to 2010. Digital copies are available online through the Internet Archive. Print copies up to the current year are available in the library’s local history room.

Creativebug
Creativebug
crafts • art • sewing • kids’ projects • video instruction

Watch more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Chilton Library
Chilton Library
auto repair • certification test prep

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs, including step-by-step service and repair procedures, labor estimating, diagrams, close-up photographs and illustrations, and ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports
product research • consumer advocacy

Research products before you buy them! Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy.

Driving Tests
Driving-Tests.org
Practice for your driving tests! Our driving resources includes tests for cars, motorcycles, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), as well as online driver’s manuals (car and motorcycle) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

fold3
fold3
Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

AtoZ The USA
HeritageQuest
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

JobNow
JobNow
resume resources • live job coaching • computer training • job search

Get live job coaching, resume assistance, basic computer training, help with your job search, and more.


Mango Languages
language • ESL

Mango Languages is a fun, colorful online tool for learning languages. Pick from 64 different languages, or find English lessons in 17 different languages.

New Britain Herald
New Britain Herald from NewsBank
Search and browse full-text articles from the New Britain Herald. Includes all articles 2000 to present. Free and ad-free!

New Britain Herald
NewsBank
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. Search and browse the Berlin Citizen, New Britain Herald, and many other news magazines. Plus, set up alerts for certain words or subjects!

NY Times
The New York Times Digital
newspaper

Access The New York Times news from home or in the library — plus 25+ customizable newsletters, access to the Today’s Paper web app, and mini crosswords!

NOTE: The New York Times Digital uses a redeemable code to process your free library access. Click “Redeem,” then sign in to your New York Times account (or create a new one).

referenceUSA
ReferenceUSA
people • businesses • healthcare • jobs
ReferenceUSA has vital information on people, businesses, consumers, healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information. Business executives can find valuable sales leads, conducting market research or competitive analysis, and provides an avenue for businesses to do effective marketing & outreach. Students are able to reference this data for research projects and job seekers may find gainful employment.

Salem History
Salem History
literature • history • science • health • careers
Comprehensive information on historical events and provides biographical sketches from Salem Press’ Great Lives from History and Great Events from History.

Value Line
Value Line
investment research
Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

NOTE: The library’s Value Line subscription can only support 6 users at a time. If you receive an error message that says “VALUE LINE SIMULTANEOUS USER LIMIT REACHED,” please try back later.

Weiss Financial Ratings<
Weiss Financial Ratings
financial ratings • investment ratings

Get financial strength ratings for banks, credit unions, and insurance; as well as investment ratings for stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.

World Book
World Book
encyclopedia
The classic encyclopedia you used throughout your childhood is now available online! You can access World Book Online at the library or from the comfort of your home with your Berlin-Peck library card.

CT State Library
Connecticut State Library

archives • public records • museums • administration
The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for citizens of Connecticut, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of State government.

CT State Library Databases
Connecticut State Library Databases
law • government • biography • genealogy • journals • newspapers
An alphabetical listing of online searchable databases with legal, biographical, genealogical, government, and general information, including indexes, journals, and online newspapers available on-site at the Connecticut State Library.

CT State Library Digital Collections
Connecticut State Library Digital Collections
law and legislation • photographs • historical documents
Materials from the State Library, the Museum of Connecticut History, and the Connecticut State Archives. Collections include historical photos and papers; account books, diaries, and Journals; photographs of Connecticut; Connecticut State Library history; court documents; library items; State Archives items; law and legislation; legislative histories; newspapers; portraits; and more.

CT State Library State Archive Finding Aids
Connecticut State Library Archive Finding Aids
government, church, and organization documents
Records from more than 70 Connecticut state government departments, commissions, and offices, covering the colonial period to the present, as well as files from many non-governmental institutions, organizations, and churches, as well as collections of tax lists and other official records from Connecticut towns.

CT State Library Newspapers
Connecticut State Library Newspapers
local & major newspapers
Town newspapers, every daily newspaper and the majority of weekly papers, business newspapers and special interest publications; major national newspapers and indexes to newspaper collections.

CT State Library ProQuest Newspapers
Newspapers through researchIT CT and ProQuest
local & major newspapers
This link brings you directly to the ResearchITCT newspaper collection. Search for full-text newspaper articles from such publications as The Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

researchIT CT
researchIT CT
journals • magazines • newspapers • downloadable books
Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. We also offer a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.