Free Online Resources for Adults

Free Online Resources for Adults


Libby, by Overdrive The library has added more titles to increase our e-collection at this time.

Many Books A collection of over 50,000 ebooks. ManyBooks has grown into a platform where self-publishing authors have the opportunity to introduce their work to our community and new books are uploaded to our site daily - provided they comply to our quality standards.

Project Gutenberg A library of over 60,000 free ebooks. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. 

Simply E Explore more than 300,000 e-books and audiobooks available for free at NYPL—from children's books to bestsellers. You can also find accessible e-book offerings, learn about downloading e-reader apps to your device, and more. NY Residents can get a library card through Simply E app.



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Immediate Hiring Opportunities in New York State

New York State Department of Labor:  Pandemic Unemployment Assistance - Provides assistance for workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.

New York State Department of Labor:  Unemployment Insurance Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

New York State Department of Labor:  What You Need to Know About the CARES Act



Broadway World Living Room Concerts

Nightly Metropolitan Opera Streams



Cornell University Bird Cams

Google Arts and Culture Museum Collection

National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tours

PBS Immersive Museum Exhibits

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tours


National Institutes of Health

Stop, Breath & Think: Mindfulness

Weekly Meditation Sessions with Anna Salamone

YMCA on Demand

YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County Youtube Workouts

Yoga With Adriene



Jango: Free Unlimited Music

NPR Music: Tiny Desk Concerts, All Songs Considered, and more