Digital Services

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

Hoopla Digital

  • eBooks
  • Audiobooks
  • Music
  • Movies
  • TV Shows
  • Comics

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!

Digital Magazines

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!

Research and Services

Ancestry Library Edition

Search a wealth of genealogical records to map your family tree. Available in the library only.

How-To Video on using Ancestry Library Edition

Black Freedom Struggle

Black Freedom Struggle from Proquest is a database providing a selection of primary source documents that may be used by a wide range of students, from middle and high school students to college students and independent scholars. It features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history from 1790 to now.

Book Connections

Book Connections strives to joyfully enrich everyone’s experience reading children’s and young adult books. Find book trailers, movies with authors, audio performances, discussion questions, and more—all great ways to engage with books together! You can access it from the library, or at home by clicking the link above.

Digital Literacy

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.

EBSCO Research Databases

Mega-site for research using magazines and newspapers.

How-To Video on using EBSCO Research Databases

Financial Literacy

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.

Gale Business Entrepreneurship

Find business plans, periodicals, and reference support for entrepreneurs and business students. Includes accounting, finance, human resources, managing, marketing, tax, and more.

Gale Business Plan Builder

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.

Law Depot

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!

Learning Express

GED, ASVAB, TOEFL, SAT, and job tests.

How-To Video on using Learning Express

Missouri Legal Forms

Find Missouri legal documents to print, edit and utilize.

Teen Health and Wellness

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

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!


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.

World Book Online

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.