Tech: Digital Services and Material

Tech at Maxwell

  • Computers for the public to use
  • Wi-fi for patrons to access the Internet with their own devices
  • A photocopier, printer, and document scanner
  • A digitized collection of West Genesee school yearbooks
  • Ebooks, and digital audiobooks, videos, and music
  • OCPL’s databases for research
  • Tech toys

Kanopy

Exciting announcement! Library patrons now have FREE access to Kanopy, a video streaming service that provides instant access to hundreds of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kid favorites! To get started, visit https://onlib.kanopy.com and select the Add Library Card button on the lower left. Enter your library card number and PIN, create an account using your preferred email, and begin streaming! Just one more reason why your OCPL library card is one of the best FREE memberships you’ll ever have!

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! It is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and Smart TV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. Start streaming now!

Image Source: Kanopy, Inc.

OverDrive Digital collection

Meet Libby.

Overdrive includes currently popular ebooks, audiobooks, and music.

Titles can be read or played on tablets, ereaders (including Kindle), computers and more.

Visit OCPL’s Overdrive site to get started.

Hoopla

hoopla

Maxwell Memorial Library offers Hoopla, a service we partner with to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles. All you need is your library card and a Web browser, smartphone, or tablet.

Databases and Online Reference

Access newspapers and archives from news from all over New York State through OCPL’s Databases.

Ancestry.com New York

ancestry

Now available to New York residents at no charge.

Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize family history records and make them available online for free. The list of records available is located in the bottom left corner of the page.

Descriptions of the records as well as the holding organizations are provided through the links and logos on the Ancestry.com New York web page.

Follow this link to sign up for your free account.

Google Cardboard

A Google Cardboard viewer

Our Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers can be checked out for three weeks. Visit exotic places, play immersive games, fly, drive, and ride — all from the comfort of your own home. Download the free app on your Android or Apple smartphone and use our Cardboard to have real fun in the virtual world.