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Did You know…..you can download e-books, e-audiobooks, comic books, music, television shows and movies for free with your New Canaan Library card. Digital Library access is provided to New Canaan Library cardholders that have a business or residency in New Canaan. If you don’t qualify for a New Canaan Library card, check with your local library for their offerings and unique login. Don’t have a NC Library Card or need it renewed?  Click HERE to fill out the online form or you may Email us with the information listed at the bottom of the page.

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OverDrive Login| Instructions

Borrow popular eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile device or computer. eBooks are Kindle and Nook compatible. These books are curated and selected by our New Canaan Librarians! Libby is a newer app that was developed by Overdrive. You have access to the entire Overdrive collection with an easier to use interface. Overdrive is the “classic” app and is compatible with more devices. Limit: Borrow up to 10 titles at a time and hold up to 10 titles. There is sometimes a wait for titles. 14-21 day checkout for eBook and eAudio.

Hoopla Login | Instructions

Select from a vast selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows and music on your mobile device or computer. You can select “Kids Mode” to show kid-appropriate content only. No holds means no wait! Limit 8 titles per month. 3-weeks for eBooks and eAudiobooks. 3-days for movies. 7-days for music. Option to renew 2-days before due.

Kanopy Login | Instructions

Stream over 30,000 free movies anywhere! Highlight: Access to popular and award-winning films and documentaries. Staff picks, business development, arts and theatre. Classic cinema, educational video, & short films. Create a watchlist. Parental Controls available. Kanopy offers unlimited children’s programming with Kanopy Kids. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe. Unlimited play is for Kanopy Kids only. Limit: Borrow up to 8 items a month. You have 3 days to watch.

New Canaan residents, use your Library card number to login.

Catalog of: Newspapers & Magazines

Stay up-to-date on the latest news with the New York Times or check articles out archived articles of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Hartford Courant and more! New Canaan residents, use your Library card number to login.

Catalog of: Movies, Television & Music

Watch your favorite movie/television series or find a new favorite among 40,000 offerings. New Canaan residents, use your Library card number to login. Hoopla and Kanopy can be streamed on your mobile device or television.

LIBRARY CARD REQUEST | RENEWAL

The Digital Library and other online services are provided to New Canaan Library cardholders that have a business or residency in New Canaan. If you don’t qualify for a New Canaan Library card, check with your local library for their offerings and unique login. If  the card is for a minor (under 18 years old) please include parent/guardian information. Photo IDs are not required for minors.

You may also Email us with the following information and we will create | renew your card.

  • a copy of photo identification and proof of New Canaan residency, such as driver’s license, passport, or photo ID with an official document (such as a utility bill)
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • If card is for a minor (under 18 years old) please include parent/guardian information and library card number. Photo IDs are not required for minors.
  • Video Tutorials: COMING SOON!
  • Follow the device specific instructions for each digital library service by clicking on a logo at the bottom of the Digital Library page