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The Rockford Public Library is a great resource for patrons, especially those with limited incomes. There are many ways that you can save money and get free stuff with your library card!
Use the digital services from home.
Cable can be expensive. We’ve found many cheaper alternatives and sometimes the best ones come from local libraries!
Stream movies and TV shows.
You can use your Rockford Public Library card credentials to stream free movies and TV shows from services like Hoopla and Kanopy. These include popular movies and TV shows!
Download music for free.
Love music? The library can help you save money while you listen to your favorite tunes.
Freegal will allow you to download a certain number of songs each month with your library card.
Hoopla lets you stream music directly from the website. They have over 80,000 albums available for streaming!
Access audiobooks and ebooks from home.
Of course, the staple offering of any library is books. You can access an entire library’s worth of eBooks and audiobooks from the comfort of your own home. Just log in with your library card credentials to browse, borrow and read these books from CloudLibrary, Hoopla and Tumblebooks.
Browse endless magazines.
Prefer magazines? No problem! Try RBDigital and Flipster. You’ll have access to thousands of magazines, including back issues, through these services.
Get exclusive access to important databases.
You also have access to many research databases, including EBSCO, Gale, Heritage Quest, Home Improvement Reference Center, World Almanac and more. For an alphabetical list of databases you can access with your library card, click here.