Readers' Services









OVERDRIVE / LIBBY
Ebooks and Audiobooks on computers, tablets, eReaders (including Kindle,) MP3 players and smart phones for all ages. SCPL residents can sign-in to see additional “Advantage” books.
WHO CAN USE: All library cardholders in the Mohawk Valley Library System in good standing. SCPL residents can sign-in to see additional “Advantage” books.
APPS: Download the Overdrive App or the Libby App wherever you download apps for your device. Libby is the more user friendly Overdrive App.
CHECK-OUT LIMIT: Borrow up to 4 books/audiobooks at a time. Books will be automatically returned on your due date or can be returned early.
HOLDS: Place holds on books/audiobooks that are checked-out.
RENEWALS: Books/audiobooks can be renewed.
LOAN PERIOD: Books/audiobooks can be borrowed for 7 or 14 days (can set your preferences in the SETTINGS section.
HELP: Use the Overdrive HELP menu.










HOOPLA
Ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, TV shows and music on computers (streaming only,) tablets and smart phones for all ages.
WHO CAN USE: All SCPL cardholders in good standing. You will not be able to use the app if you have an expired card, fines/fee $5 or more, have more than 5 items overdue. If your child has a “juvenile with restrictions” library card they may not borrow R rated movies, TV shows rated 14+, comics labeled for mature audiences, or music labeled Parental Advisory. Parents whose child has a “juvenile” card can also choose to limit access to adult materials within the Hoopla App themselves.
APPS: Download the Hoopla App in Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, Apple TV or Chromecast.
CHECK-OUT LIMIT: 4 items per month per person. Items will be automatically returned on your due date or can be returned early.
HOLDS: All items are always available so there is no need for holds.
RENEWALS: There is no option to renew but you can just borrow and item again once its loan period ends.
LOAN PERIOD: Videos-3days, Music-7 days, eBooks/audiobooks/comics-21 days.
HELP: Use the Hoopla HELP menu.










RBDIGITAL Books & Audiobooks(formally OneClick)
Ebooks and audiobooks on computers, tablets and smart phones for all ages.
WHO CAN USE: All SCPL cardholders in good standing.
APPS: Download the RBDigital App in Google Play, iTunes, Amazon. To access books and audiobooks, use your Schenectady County Library account. To access magazines use your Mohawk Valley Library account. You can switch between the two profiles within the app. We hope to have this issue resolved in the near future.
CHECK-OUT LIMIT: 3 books, 2 audiobooks at a time.
HOLDS: Place holds on books/audiobooks that are checked-out.
RENEWALS: Books/audiobooks can be renewed.
LOAN PERIOD: Books/audiobooks can be borrowed for up to 21 days. Audiobooks can be borrowed for up to 14 days.
HELP: Use the RBDigital HELP menu .










RBDIGITAL Magazines (formally ZINIO)
Digital magazines on computers, tablets and smart phones for all ages.
WHO CAN USE: Library cardholders in the Mohawk Valley Library System in good standing.
APPS: Download the RBDigital App in Google Play, iTunes, Amazon. To access books and audiobooks use your Schenectady County Library account. To access magazines use your Mohawk Valley Library account. You can switch between the two profiles within the app. We hope to have this issue resolved in the near future.
CHECK-OUT LIMIT:You are able to borrow as many titles as you like for as long as you like.
HOLDS: All magazines are always available so there is no need for holds.
RENEWALS: You keep any magazine you download so there is no need to renew.
LOAN PERIOD:You are able to borrow as many titles as you like for as long as you like.
HELP: Use the RBDigital HELP menu .







NOVELIST
This subscription website will help you find your next great read! Offers recommended reading lists for all ages, author read-a-likes, book discussion guides, book lists, Common Core and more.
WHO CAN USE: SCPL cardholders in good standing.
APPS:There is no app version of this website, but it can be accessed on a computer or any mobile browser using your SCPL library card and going HERE.
HELP:Use the NoveList HELP menu.

Websites to help you find a good book:

PROJECT GUTENBERG – Offers over 54,000 free older ebooks whose copyrights have expired.

KINDLE'S TOP 100 FREE eBOOKS – Their current hottest free titles.

LITLOVERS – Ideas on starting a book club and ideas for discussions.

GOODREADS – Track all your reading here and connect with friends.