Your library card provides access to all sorts of great online services! From ebooks to research databases to language learning, all of these services are free, and can be accessed from either the library or at home with your library card.
eBooks, Downloadable Audiobooks, and More
Find your next craft project with Creativebug! Learn how to sew, knit, make art, and more with this online library of craft classes and tutorials. All you need to do is log in with your library card number and create a free account to get started.
- TV Shows
Hoopla Digital connects you a wealth of content, all of it free with your library card. Watch movies and TV shows, stream music, listen to audiobooks, and read eBooks and popular comics with your computer’s web browser or by using the free Hoopla Digital app. You can check out up to 8 items a month. Best of all, everything downloads instantly – absolutely no hold lists! Available to Ferguson residents only.
Stream movies, documentaries, and more free with your library card on Kanopy! You can check out up to 8 items a month, and everything is available on demand! Available to Ferguson residents only.
- eBooks – EPUB, PDF, Kindle, HTML5
- eAudiobooks – MP3, WMA
10 items at a time. Can check out for 7, 14, or 21 days, with 1 renewal if there is no hold list. You can access OverDrive through your computer browser by clicking the link above, or with the Libby app!
Read recent issues of magazines for free with your library card through your Libby app!
This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. Access to our digital magazine collection wouldn’t be possible without them!
TumbleBooks is a collection of online animated, talking, picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction, and games for K-3 readers. You can access it from the library, or from home with your library card number.
Brainfuse VetNow is a resource just for veterans! VetNow offers support for veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. Get free online job and academic assistance for Veterans, and much more! VetNow is available without a library card, as long as you are logging on from somewhere in the state of Missouri.
Search a wealth of genealogical records to map your family tree. Available in the library only.
How-To Video on using Ancestry Library Edition
Empower learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more. Digital Literacy will give your students and patrons the skills to be savvy digital citizens! You can access it from the library, or at home by clicking the link above.
Mega-site for research using magazines and newspapers.
How-To Video on using EBSCO Research Databases
The Rosen Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro-, and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams. Financial Literacy is an online economics and personal finance resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12, but can easily benefit adults. You can access it from the library, or at home by clicking the link above.
Find business plans, periodicals, and reference support for entrepreneurs and business students. Includes accounting, finance, human resources, managing, marketing, tax, and more.
Develop a Business Plan using Gale’s online planning tool with intuitive dashboards!
Search United States census data and other historical records to fill out your family tree.
LawDepot offers legal forms in minutes with high-quality, easy-to-use, and completely customizable legal documents and templates. You can access it online with your library card, or in the Libby app!
GED, ASVAB, TOEFL, SAT, and job tests.
How-To Video on using Learning Express
Find Missouri legal documents to print, edit and utilize.
This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more. You can access it from the library, or at home by clicking the link above.
Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). You can access it online with your library card, or in the Libby app!
Knowledge is at your fingertips with World Book Online! This kid-friendly resource has all the benefits of an encyclopedia, plus games, activities, videos, and more. You can access it from the library, or from home with your library card number.