Accessing Services

Below are links to all of the downloadable media the Shrewsbury Public Library subscribes to.  In order to access some of them you will need your library card number and/or your library account password (sometimes referred to as your PIN).

You may view tutorials on the usage of select services by clicking the carousel above.

For help with devices and downloads, contact the library.

Shrewsbury Public Library is now subscribed to Creativebug, a division of Joann Arts and Crafts. Creativebug provides access to a vast collection of award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by industry recognized artists and design experts. Your library membership allows you free access to thousands of sewing, fine art & crafting classes to help you find your "creative Happy Place."

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Hoopla Digital provides online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With Hoopla Digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card.
Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and Kids favorites. You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.
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Overdrive is a source of popular e-books and e-audiobooks for Kindle, Nook and more.

To access other consortia:


  • Download the necessary software to view content on your computer.
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Freading is a new look at e-book lending. The e-books in their catalog will never be checked out, instead they are always available for download. Try the Freading app on your tablet!
Freegal Music


Freegal Music offers download and streaming access to more than 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countriesShrewsbury Public Library patrons can download 5 MP3s a week and also listen to 3 hours of streaming music every day!
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Universal Class

Universal Class provides a growing catalog of over 500 courses on subjects as diverse as
Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care, and 100’s more. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.