Do you enjoy reading The New York Times? Do you like thumbing through magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Glamour or delving into The Economist?
These and more are available to you electronically at no charge from the Charleston County Public Library. You can also download free music and movies as well as ebooks and audiobooks.
All you need is a Charleston County Public Library card. We posted information about CCLP several weeks ago. To access that post, click here.
The library has The New York Times dating from 1851-1922 and 1981-until today. Once logged into the library website, you have 24 hours of free access to The New York Times and may reactivate your account as needed.
RBdigital is the app you can use to receive your favorite magazine, audiobooks, movies and more from the library on your smartphone or tablet. Magazines stay on your device until you remove them.
Hoopla is an online streaming service that allows you free access to e-books, comics, audiobooks, music, films, and television that are available at the library.
Overdrive and Libby are apps that allow you to access the library’s digital collection. Libby is a new app from Overdrive and is great if you have an Android or IOS phone or tablet. If you use a Kindle, Overdrive is your best bet. Also, Overdrive allows you to limit your child’s reading to age-appropriate books.
If you want to see the difference between these two apps, click here.
To access information for downloading The New York Times, RBDigital, Hoopla, Overdrive, and Libby, click here.
Do you need tech help with any of the above? The library also can help you there. They have a tech team that offers programs, hands-on classes, and individual appointments. For more information, call 843-805-6885 or go here.
It might be worth a trip to the Main Libary downtown if you want to access several of these features. They have more staff on their tech team than the regional libraries have. The address is 68 Calhoun Street.