Library-Curated Collection of Free Online Resources

Scotch Plains Public Library subscribes to many digital resources to support and entertain you while we Stay at Home. To add another level of variety, the librarians curated this list of free online resources.

Looking for something outside of our RBdigital or Overdrive collections? Try these free online resources…

Project Gutenberg – Over 60,000 public domain books available in ebook format.  Read online in html or download in ePub or Kindle format.

LibriVox Audiobooks – Audiobooks in the public domain. Listen on your computer, download with iTunes or as a zip file. Audiobooks for adults and children.

Sync Audiobook Collection – Beginning April 30, teens ages 13 + can download one selected audiobook title every week via the Sora app through July 29. These titles do not expire once downloaded.  Sora is the student version of Overdrive.

Missing our museum passes? Try a virtual tour instead…

American Museum of Natural History – Explore AMNH’s exhibits, take a museum view virtual tour, and enjoy guided tours of some of the museum’s halls via Facebook Live.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Discover the gardens online, learn about the flowering cherry tree collection, and read gardening how-to articles to prepare for spring.

Cooper Hewitt – Explore this national design museum’s virtual exhibits.

Frick Collection – The Frick is known for its Old Master paintings and examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. Take a virtual tour, explore its online exhibitions and watch videos of lectures on the museum’s YouTube channel.

Guggenheim – Visit the Guggenheim from home. Tour the building virtually, download audio guides about the museum, the building, and its collections, and watch archived live-stream interviews with staff members.

Intrepid – Take a virtual tour of the museum, explore the collection, watch videos and animations, and hear the stories of those who served on the aircraft carrier.

Looking for a replacement for our Gentle Fitness and Walk with a Librarian programs? Visit our Wellness Programs page for free online fitness and meditation resources.