Digital Borrowing: E-Books, E-Audio, Magazines, Music & Streaming Video


Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Visit the site through the Library’s link and access the entire collection for free.

How to create an account
• To get started, visit and enter your library card number.

Kanopy: Streaming Films

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and Kid favorites. 

How can I watch Kanopy?
You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.
How to create an account
• To get started, visit and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
• Enter your library card credentials
• Create an account using your preferred email

• Begin streaming

Voorheesville Public Library provides you 10 play credits each month. These credits will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time. A play credit will be used once at least 5 seconds of a video has been played. Once a play credit is logged, you will have a full 3 days (72 hours) to watch the video as many times as you would like without using another play credit, even if a new month starts and your credits reset.

Play credits are not required to play in Kanopy Kids content or The Great Courses. Enjoy unlimited plays in our curated collection for kids and The Great Courses.

For help with Kanopy, please visit their Support Page. If you need help with your library card or PIN, please email

Hoopla: E-Books, E-Audio, Movies and Music

Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Voorheesville Public Library provides you 5 instant borrows each month. These digital borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time. Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow. Hoopla is available on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV. Make sure to download the app to take your borrows anywhere.

To sign up for Hoopla, visit Hoopla Digital, and select Get Started Today. Follow the prompts to create an account, select Voorheesville Public Library, enter your library barcode and account PIN number. If you have a library account from a different UHLS library, please select that library to continue signing up. 

For help with Hoopla, please visit the Hoopla Help Page. If you need help with your library card or PIN, please email

Overdrive & Libby: E-Books and E-Audiobooks

The Upper Hudson Library System has a large collection of digital materials to borrow and it’s easy to access them using OverDrive or Libby on your desktop computer or mobile device.

Check out up to 10 items at a time for up to three weeks. If there is no waiting list, you can renew an item once. You may place requests on items and have them automatically checked out to you when they become available. There are no late fees for E-Books and digital audiobooks.

In addition to your library card, you will need a valid email address and the Libby app for mobile devices. If you do not have a mobile device, you can read E-Books in your browser or you can download software to your computer to read ebooks or listen to audiobooks. 

Flipster & Overdrive: Magazines

Popular magazines may be accessed on your mobile device or computer using Flipster or Overdrive.

Some magazines are unlimited and can be checked out for as long as you want and will stay on your device. Other digital magazines have a limited borrowing window and require someone else to check it back in before you can borrow it. There are no late fees or expiration dates.

To read digital magazines, you will need a valid library card from any public library in Albany or Rensselaer counties. 

For more information about Flipster, see this one-page guide to Flipster digital magazines. You are always welcomed to stop by the reference desk for assistance.

Watch a comedy, learn how to do yoga, or put on something fun for the kids!  Stream easily to your computer or mobile device. You can check out a streaming video for up to seven days, and just like all digital content, there are no late fees. For more information, see this Getting Started guide. 

Sora by Overdrive: Reading App for Students

The Sora app was designed around the modern student reading experience. It empowers students to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from their school, for both leisure and class-assigned reading.

Library eReaders come pre-loaded with best sellers, popular titles, and classics selected by our librarians. The Nook Color eReaders feature Picture Books and Easy Readers for children. Title requests are always welcome. Please contact the library at 518-765-2791 or for information about select titles.