Online (and free) resources for our patrons

While the Saugus Public Library is closed to the public indefinitely, nearly all of our online resources are still available to our patrons from their homes or pretty much wherever they are.

We’d like to highlight a few resources:

For those of you who are not familiar with Hoopla (eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, comics/graphic novels, music, TV shows), it is a free content streaming service that Saugus residents who hold a valid Saugus Public Library card can use. Just download the Hoopla app onto your mobile device or smart TV and start using their collections right away.

In addition to the regular 10 titles per month our cardholders may normally access, Hoopla is making a special offer: In order to provide relief to Libraries and to provide more content to Patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, we are happy to introduce the Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. This special feature will be available to our patrons through April 30th, 2020. To access Hoopla Bonus Borrows, just click on the Bonus Borrows tab on the scrolling content portion near the top of the Hoopla app on your device.

Here are a few other highlighted resources you might want to use while you are at home:

Saugus History Online includes historic photos, yearbooks, etc.

HeritageQuest  Saugus residents can research their ancestry through America’s largest commercial genealogy archive. Beginners and experts benefit with the best family history and genealogy data and resources available.

See our web site for a complete list of free online resources (many of them available to you at home on your PC, phone, tablet, or smart TV) you can use from your home.

If you are having difficulty accessing one of our online resources, please call the library (781-231-4168 extension 3102) and we’ll do our best to help. If you don’t get an answer, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. We have staff in the building Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Published: April 2nd, 2020

Author: Alan Thibeault