Online Resources

OverDrive: eBooks, audiobooks

The Upper Hudson Library System hosts a great collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks. It’s easier than ever to enjoy them on your desktop computer or mobile device. Learn more on our OverDrive Getting Started page. Use the website to access library books from your computer or download the Libby app to get library books and audiobooks directly on your phone or tablet! Use the number on the back of your library card for access.


Flipster: Digital magazines

Read the complete contents of over 60 popular digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. There is no separate account to set up–your library card grants you access from wherever you are. Titles include People, US Weekly, The New Yorker, Forbes, and many more. Use the number on the back of your library card for access.


Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume is an online resume and cover letter builder and is free to use with a valid UHLS library card. This tool is provided by UHLS’s “Get a Job!” Grant, and funded by the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program. Learn more with this printable User Guide.


Mango Languages: Language learning platform

A fun and easy to use, self-paced language learning program with courses in over 70 languages! Library patrons can create an account using their email address and start learning right away. Mango language courses are accessible on a computer or an Apple or Android mobile device using free apps that allow users to take their learning with them, with or without an internet connection.Use the number on the back of your library card for access.


Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Use Only): Genealogy research database

Ancestry® Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. Its 7,000 databases deliver an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Access is only available at your library–ask your home librarian for details.


New York Heritage: Local history digital collections

Several public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties have begun digitizing their local history resources to make them even more accessible. New York Heritage is an invaluable research portal for anyone interested in learning more about New York State. UHLS members on New York Heritage include: Albany Public LibraryAltamont Free LibraryBethlehem Public LibraryGuilderland Public LibraryNassau Free LibraryVoorheesville Public Library, and William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie).


Assisted Living: New York  

Assisted Living has gathered data for over 20,000 assisted living communities serving seniors across the U.S., and over 523 statewide. Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. This organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources.