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Tech Help

Tech Help at the Library

Learning new technology can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming.  Your Metropolitan Library System librarians are here to help ease your worries and help you learn your new device.    Our librarians can help you download content and resources available for free from the library.  Soon, you'll be showing your kids and grandkids about all you learned. 

 

Purchase a new device for a loved one?

Download a eGift tag to include with your device pointing them to our tech help resources. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! With our hoopla collection, you can watch TV shows and movies on your Android device (including Android TV) and Chromecast, iOS device (including Apple TV), Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. Learn more about hoopla on this page.

With our Kanopy collection, you can watch TV shows, movies, and documentaries on your Android device (including Android TV) and Chromecast, iOS device (including Apple TV), Kindle Fire (list of supported Fires) and Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. Note: You must have an internet connection to watch Kanopy content as it cannot be downloaded. Learn more about Kanopy on this page.

Directions for downloading or streaming albums, movies, and TV shows from hoopla can be found on this page.

Directions for enjoying movies from Kanopy can be found on this page.

Directions on enjoying digital magazines from RBdigital can be found in our How-to Guides.

Directions for enjoying eBooks/audiobooks from our OverDrive collection or from our always available eBook collection from EBSCO can be found in our How-to Guides.

Our always available eBooks and audiobooks from hoopla can be read in your browser or you can install the app.

Directions for downloading or streaming albums, movies, and TV shows from hoopla to your NOOK Galaxy Tab 4 (not to the older NOOKs) can be found on this page.

Directions for streaming movies from Kanopy can be found on this page.

Directions for enjoying eBooks/audiobooks from our OverDrive collection or from our always available eBook collection from EBSCO can be found in our How-to Guides. These directions will also work for Kobo tablets like the Arc, Arc 7, Arc 7 HD, and Arc 10 HD.

Our always available eBook and audiobook collection from hoopla can be read in your browser or you can install the app.

 

Upcoming Tech Help Sessions

One-on-One Tech help

January 20, 2021
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Get a new device or Christmas?  Or already have a device and don't know how to use it?  No worries your friendly librarian is here to help!  Our One-on-One Tech Help session can help you set up your device and help you download all the...

One-on-One Tech help

January 20, 2021
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Get a new device or Christmas?  Or already have a device and don't know how to use it?  No worries your friendly librarian is here to help!  Our One-on-One Tech Help session can help you set up your device and help you download all the...

One-on-One Tech help

January 20, 2021
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Get a new device or Christmas?  Or already have a device and don't know how to use it?  No worries your friendly librarian is here to help!  Our One-on-One Tech Help session can help you set up your device and help you download all the...

One-on-One Tech help

January 20, 2021
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Get a new device or Christmas?  Or already have a device and don't know how to use it?  No worries your friendly librarian is here to help!  Our One-on-One Tech Help session can help you set up your device and help you download all the...

One-on-One Tech help

January 20, 2021
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Get a new device or Christmas?  Or already have a device and don't know how to use it?  No worries your friendly librarian is here to help!  Our One-on-One Tech Help session can help you set up your device and help you download all the...

One-on-One Tech help

January 20, 2021
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Get a new device or Christmas?  Or already have a device and don't know how to use it?  No worries your friendly librarian is here to help!  Our One-on-One Tech Help session can help you set up your device and help you download all the...

One-on-One Tech help

January 20, 2021
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Get a new device or Christmas?  Or already have a device and don't know how to use it?  No worries your friendly librarian is here to help!  Our One-on-One Tech Help session can help you set up your device and help you download all the...

One-on-One Tech help

January 20, 2021
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Get a new device or Christmas?  Or already have a device and don't know how to use it?  No worries your friendly librarian is here to help!  Our One-on-One Tech Help session can help you set up your device and help you download all the...
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Library Resources for Your New Device

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Always Available eBooks

Our always available eBook collection features over 250,000 titles. These titles span nearly 3 dozen subject areas and include categories like: Arts & Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's & Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction, Computer Science, Cooking, Fiction, Home & Garden, Law, Philosophy, Reference, Self-Help & Family, and True Crime.  

Always available means NO waitlist or holds! Read eBooks directly in your browser or download to your device for up to 21 days.

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Audiobooks

Enjoy audiobooks for all ages and from all genres on your computer or mobile device. Audiobooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy audiobooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books from Overdrive.

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Digital Magazines from RBdigital

RBdigital is a collection of hundreds of current and back issues of your favorite magazines that can be read on your computer or mobile device. Enjoy magazines like Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, The Economist, Food Network Magazine, Kiplinger's, National Geographic, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Wired and more and keep them as long as you want. Directions on how to enjoy magazines from RBdigital on your device may be found on this page.

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eBooks (Popular Fiction and Nonfiction)

Enjoy eBooks for all ages and from all genres on your computer or mobile device. eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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hoopla digital

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service including selections from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, A24, Oscar winners and nominees, New York Times Critics' Picks, classic cinema, documentaries, world cinema, and PBS. Children and parents can enjoy unlimited use of the Kanopy Kids section with curated children's movies, tv shows, and read-along stories. Stream from the web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, or Roku.

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Kids Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction eBooks just for kids. eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Kids Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books for Kids from Overdrive.

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Libros en Español Para Descargar

Overdrive ofrece libros electrónicos y audiolibros para leer o escuchar en tiempo real

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New York Times

NYTimes.com provides free access to articles from 1851-1922 and 1981-present as well as a number of blogs, interactive features, videos, and other web-only content. While offsite, click this link to redeem your 24-hour pass to access NYTimes.com content without hitting the paywall. If accessing from a library computer or on the library's wi-fi, simply navigate to nytimes.com and register for a free NYTimes account or login to your existing account. For full coverage of the Times from 1851-2012, visit our Historical Newspapers database.

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Odilo - Libros en Español Para Descargar

OdiloApp le permite leer libros electrónicos de Odilo en su smartphone o tableta, navegar por el catálogo de la biblioteca, descargar y devolver títulos, así como tomar notas, poner marcadores y mucho más. 

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Revistas en Español Para Descargar

Rbdigital ofrece acceso a más de 200 revistas que puede leer, y hasta descargar, en su computadora, teléfono o tableta. 

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TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library has over a thousand always available eBooks for elementary school students. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, and graphic novels as well as learning activities for literacy and reading comprehension such as puzzles, games, quizzes, and lesson plans.

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Teen Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for Teens. Audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Teen Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books for teens and young adults from Overdrive.

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Washington Post

Washington Post provides expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. While offsite, redeem a 7-day pass to access WashingtonPost.com content without hitting the paywall. Also available without redeeming a pass if accessing from a library computer or on the library's wi-fi. For full coverage of The Washington Post dating back to 1877, visit our Historical Newspapers database.

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Government Printing Office eBooks

To help meet the needs of the Federal Depository Library (FDL) community, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made eBooks available in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Users can download these eBooks free of charge, for use on various ereading devices. GPO’s goal is to expand and provide greater access to U.S. Federal Government content.

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Internet Archive Text Archives

Archive.org is an online resource that offers permanent access to millions of free full-text scanned books. 

Metro Library is not responsible for the content of this site.

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LibriVox Audiobooks

LibriVox is an online resource that provides free access to thousands of audiobooks in the public domain. The audiobooks are created by a team of volunteers and they can be streamed or downloaded or transferred to a CD or an MP3 player. Metro Library is not responsible for the content of this site.

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Open Culture

Open Culture has high-quality cultural and educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. 1000s of audiobooks, online courses, certificates/MOOCs, movies, language lessons, eBooks and other enriching content available for free to you anytime!

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Project Gutenberg eBooks

Search a catalog of tens of thousands of public domain eBooks that never expire and don't count against your OverDrive checkout limit of 10 titles. No restrictions, no waiting, and yours to keep as long as you want!

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