View streaming videos with your library account. Indieflix has thousands of independent films from Sundance, Cannes, and other major film festivals. Enjoy through your browser on your computer, mobile phone or even on a Roku. Instructions to create an account are here.
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
eBooks--formerly NetLibrary--also accessible from home with driver's license.
Forgotten Books--classics, philosophy, mythology, folklore, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library--MeL database; home access with MI driver's license.
Google Books--for free books use "Advanced Book Search" and search "full view only".
International Children's Digital Library
Internet Archive--Digital library of free books, movies, music & wayback machine.
LibriVox--acoustical liberation of books in the public domain
Online Books Page--search and browse over 11,000 titles.
Project Gutenburg--books and stories that are now in the public domain.
Freegal Music Tips:
How does Freegal work?
Access Freegal Music with your Saline District Library card number. You can download up to three songs per week (Monday through Sunday).
How do I search Freegal?
Browse by Genre, Featured Artist, or Newly Added; or do a keyword search at top of the home page by artist name or song title. Advanced Search expands to include composer.
How do I download a song?
Music tracks are downloaded as MP3 files and can be permanently saved on your computer or portable devices. It is recommended to first download a song to your computer by clicking “Download Now” next to selected song and saving it to a location of your choice. There is no need to install any software on your computer.
Can a song be played on portable devices?
Yes. After downloading a song, sync the portable device with your computer.
I've downloaded a song, but can't find it on my computer:
The downloaded songs may be automatically stored in different places, depending on the operating system you are using, the type of browser you are using, and the way your computer is configured to handle MP3 files. Here are some techniques that may help you locate the mp3 files you have downloaded to your computer:
- There may be a folder on your computer called "Downloads" that contains the MP3 files you downloaded from Freegal.
- There may be a folder on your computer called "Temporary Internet Files" that contains the MP3 files you downloaded from Freegal.
- If you use the Firefox browser, check the settings in the Tools -> Options menu. The "General" tab shows the location that is used for saving downloaded files.
- If your computer is set up to automatically open MP3 files in iTunes, let iTunes manage the file location for you. In order to keep the songs in iTunes after the initial download from Freegal, click the "Advanced" tab on the iTunes Edit -> Preferences menu, and check the box that says "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library".
- Use your computer's Search capability to locate your files. For Mac computers, this is the "Spotlight" tool. On Windows PCs, look for the "Search programs and files" box when you click on the Windows Start button. A good way to search for your Freegal MP3 file is by typing in the artist's last name, or a distinctive word from the song title.
- Note that when downloading a Freegal song on an iPad or iPhone, there is no easy way to save the MP3 file on your device. The recommended method is to download from Freegal to a computer and then transfer the MP3 file from the computer to your portable device.
Zinio Digital Magazine Quick Start Guide:
1. Go to the create account page here and click on the Create Account button and enter your library card number for validation.
2. Create a viewer account by entering your email, password, and user name.
3. The account status will say Successful! and you will be sent an email for verification.
4. In your email, click on the activation link.
5. Your patron account will be confirmed and you will be directed to the login page.
6. Login to the Zinio Library Collection.
7. Browse the collection and select a magazine for your account.
8. After you have selected the magazine, another window will open to your personal Zinio account. This is a separate account from your library authenticated account. Follow the directions to set up this account.