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Downloadable Resources

The West Haven Public Library is proud to offer several different services for downloadable and streaming content, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, music, and more!


Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started. Learn more at

Digital Library Catalog (Desktop Edition)


NoveList Plus, is a helpful database that connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. It contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books and covers both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from the youngest readers to adults. It also has extra content like reviews (both professional reviews and reader reviews), book discussion guides, curriculum guides, and other book-oriented articles.


Enjoy Complimentary access to The New York Times! To activate your subscription, you’ll need to log in or register first. Click here for a step-by step guide.

Hoopla is one of our favorites! Instantly borrow movies, music, eBooks, and more with your library card. Be sure to check out their selection of comic books!

Kanopy is a video streaming service that offers over 30,000 critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and Kids favorites all free with your library card.

The Connecticut State Library also provides a selection of downloadable eBooks and digital audio titles through The Palace Project App.

​Looking for more digital books? Check out these additional free resources: eBooks and digital texts
Project Gutenberg

Having trouble with any of these resources?  Click here for some helpful guides, or contact the library’s Reference Desk for an appointment by calling (203) 937-4233!

Career and Job Search Resources

JobNow (Resume help, interview tips, and career coaching)

HelpNow (On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for Homework Help, Skills-building, Homework Send Question and more!)

VetNow (Learn about VA benefits, community resources, resume help, skills-building and more!)


USAJOBS (to apply for Federal job openings)


O’Reilly, a resource with the most trusted online learning content and tools available.


Connecticut State Department of Administrative Services (to apply for State Job Openings)

Research Resources

Please note, this resource is only accessible within the library.

The databases from the Connecticut State Library.

Reference Solutions, a database for leading business and consumer data

Learn about American cuisine from across the country.

Learn about the USA.

Learn about the countries of the world.

Visit Lingo Lite to learn world languages.

Connecticut General Statutes

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut

Medical Reference Resources

PubMed, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Medline Plus

Click here to view our Flu Resources page, with links to information from the Centers for Disease Control.

Local Resources

City of West Haven

West Haven Board of Education

Health Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

City of West Haven-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)


Flu Season Resources


Additional COVID-19 Resources


Children & Teen Resources

Playgarden Prep offers early education curriculum for children 2-5 years with live Zoom classes and custom recorded video lessons.

Immigration Resources


Connecticut Family Preparedness Plan

Additional Resources

“Get Ready” for tax season!

2020 Census Information

CT DMV Practice Test