Digital Resources

The Blackstone Library provides a variety of free digital resources you can use online from home or in person at the library. Wherever you have an internet connection, you can search our catalog & place holds, download eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. Check out our digital media collections below or explore the quick links on the right. There are also a number of databases available under our “Research” tab or click here.

eBooks & Audiobooks from OverDrive

OverDrive has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks for borrowing. Available to Branford and LION library card holders. Need help downloading to your device? Visit our help page here.

eBooks & Audiobooks from the State of Connecticut’s OneClickdigital

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the State’s collection, using your library card.

Magazines from Zinio

With Zinio, you have digital access to many popular magazines. Borrow them online, then read them in your browser or from within the Zinio app. A new feature allows you to search the magazine content (you must be logged into your account). Just click on “Article Search.”

Pronunciator

Pronunciator offers 80 language programs as well programs to learn English in more than 50 native languages. All you need is your Blackstone or Willoughby Wallace Library card to get started. Click here to register. (Por favor, haga clic aquí para continuar en Español.)

You can use Pronunciator on your computer as well as your Apple or Android phones and tablets, with the Pronunciator app.

Pronunciator also offers ProCitizen, a citizenship prep course, which you can access here. (Por favor, haga clic aquí para continuar en Español.)

Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service

Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the library’s Shoutbomb text messaging service. Receive text notices about items available to pick up, items due soon, overdue items and fines. PLEASE NOTE: The library does NOT charge a fee for this service, but your cell phone plan’s regular text-messaging rates apply. For additional information and instructions, click here.

SCOLA

SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on the SCOLA website.