Stream & Download

eBooks and Audiobooks

Libby, by OverDrive

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 for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

OverDrive
Access the ID8 OverDrive website to borrow, read, or listen to ebooks or audiobooks in your browser.

Kids

DayByDayID
Storytimes Online! Featuring a book of the day, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, videos, and more for each day of the year. Funded by LiLI.

TumbleBook Library
TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games for grades K - 6.

World Book Online
World Book Online is a suite of research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites. World Book Online includes World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder and World Book Online Reference Center. Funded by LiLI.

Magazines and Newspapers

Newsbank - Idaho Statesman Collection
Explore Boise history through local news, events, and people with the Idaho Statesman Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online

Newsbank - World News
Explore and stay informed on local, national, and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.

Overdrive Magazines
Overdrive Magazines offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Also available on the Libby app.

The New York Times
Get full access to the New York Times while connected to our wireless network or public computers. Just log into the website with a free New York Times account. You can register for an account by clicking here

Not at the library? Get remote access to the New York Times website and app. Enter your library card here. You will receive a 24-hour access token. Then just log in with a free New York Times account.

The Wall Street Journal
Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply click here to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.  IMPORTANT: Do not share your login credentials. Violation could result in termination of access for the library.

Music

Freegal
Freegal® Music provides free unlimited music streaming as well as up to 3 free song downloads each week - all you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers access to about 15 million+ songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Film

Kanopy
Kanopy offers over 30,000 films. The largest dedicated video streaming solution for libraries, featuring over 30,000 films, from 1,200 content partners, with 60% exclusive to Kanopy.

DIY

Craftsy
An online resource for all creative makers, where you can find everything you need from basic instruction to advanced techniques. You can find it in the Libby app, under Extras.

  • Over 1,300 courses in drawing, knitting, photography, quilting & more!
  • Expert instructors
  • Access 24/7 from your phone or tablet.

New York Times Cooking
Activate your access to New York Times Cooking. An inspiring cooking guide, innovative and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world's best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks. Enter your library card here. You will receive a 24-hour access token. Then just log in with, or create, a free New York Times account.

New York Times Games
Get access to New York Times Games! Solve the Crossword and other puzzles; including spelling be, letter boxed, sudoku and more. Enter your library card here. You will receive a 24-hour access token. Then just log in with, or create, a free New York Times account.