This resource list features online resources made available by Barrington Public Library, Ocean State Libraries, Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), Providence Public Library, and digital companies.
ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORMS PROVIDED BY LIBRARY
eZone - ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video (Ocean State Libraries card required - any library - app available, OverDrive and/or Libby)
Flipster - digital magazines (geolocated for Rhode Island residents - no card required)
hoopla - ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video, music, and graphic novels (Barrington Public Library card required - app available)
Kanopy - streaming video (Barrington Public Library card required - app available)
LEARNING PLATFORMS PROVIDED BY LIBRARY
Ancestry.com - discover your family history and start your family tree (Ocean State Libraries card and pin required for access at home) - Please use any web browser except Chrome at this time.
AskRI.org - Rhode Island's Online Reference Center (geolocated for Rhode Island residents - provided by Providence Public Library with the support of OLIS)
Learning Express Library - practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, & ebooks (geolocated for Rhode Island residents - no card required)
Mango Languages - language learning including ESL (geolocated for Rhode Island residents - no card required - create a free account - app available)
Online Learning & Enrichment Resources (compiled by the OLIS) - This guide includes a multitude of online learning resources and tools separated by age group or topic.
Udemy - online courses (Ocean State Libraries card required - create a free account - app available)
Universal Class - online courses for education and enrichment (Barrington Public Library card required)
FREE ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT & LEARNING RESOURCES
Codecademy - learn to code for free with interactive lessons and daily practice (create a free account)
Complete Works of William Shakespeare - this site has offered Shakespeare's plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993
Digital Public Library of America - browse and discover ebooks, images, videos, sounds, and so much more around the U.S.
Duolingo - learn 30+ languages for free - create a free account - app available
Education.com - free worksheets, activities, lesson plans, excercises, and more for kids preschool to 5th grade - app available, premium option available
GCF Learn Free - free online learning in areas such as technology, work, core skills, and reading
Internet Archive - non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more (create a free account)
Khan Academy - learn anything (math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more), anywhere - create a free account
Project Gutenberg - a library of over 60,000 free ebooks
Romance Book Cloud - choose from over 1,800 free romance ebooks through August 31, 2020, login with: