Learn and Play with Chandler Public Library Online

March 27, 2020
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Communications and Public Affairs

Libraries — with their publically available books and learning materials — are an essential community resource. In the midst of the current health emergency, Chandler Public Library is still available to serve residents through its vast online options for reading, learning and entertainment.

Signing up for a free Chandler Public Library eCard, available online for any Maricopa County resident, grants you access to thousands of unique resources without ever leaving your home. 

"While our physical spaces may be temporarily closed, it doesn't mean a complete shutdown of Library services," said Collection Manager Marybeth Gardner. "Cardholders still have a wealth of free knowledge at their fingertips thanks to the variety of digital resources. Most are app-based so they are quick and easy. You can get what you need within minutes, all without having to leave the comfort of your home."

Below are some of the valuable online resources you are free to access anytime using your Chandler Public Library eCard: 

eBooks from CloudLibrary

Your eCard gives you subscription access to apps that allow you to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks just as you would with physical copies at a branch. Digital check-out options include new releases and bestsellers from the Library’s Cloud Library collections, as well as children's books and free digital titles from additional no-cost apps. 

Stream Movies through Kanopy

Get free online streaming access to Kanopy with your eCard. Kanopy has one of the largest and most unique collections of film on the planet, ranging from blockbuster movies, thought-provoking documentaries, indie and foreign films and must-see classics — with new films being added every week.

MP3 Downloads

Sign up for a Freegal Music subscription with your eCard to download (and keep) up to five MP3 songs per week, which you can listen to from a computer or portable device.

Digital Magazines

Browse hundreds of popular magazines through apps such as Flipster and General OneFile, as well as view access to select newspapers in Gale OneFile News. All you need is your library card and PIN to get started.

Online Learning

With your eCard, find reliable information on a wide variety of topics — from career-building to history to languages and more. Online resources from the Library include articles compiled from relevant encyclopedias, handbooks and reference resources, as well as print publications like newspapers and magazines. Visit the Chandler Public Library for a full list of learning databases.

Mobile App

Access resources from your mobile phone through Chandler Public Library’s app available for download on iPhone/iOS. Enter your library card number and PIN for access to digital content such as e-books, e-audio, digital magazines, music, movies and early literacy resources, as well tools for learning a new language, college preparation, writing résumés and preparing for interviews. 

For the Kids

Many of the online programs and databases listed above have resources for children and teens. The Library also offers age-specific booklists and programs to keep children learning while at home or away from school. 

Tumble Book Library 

This curated database of children's eBooks offers thousands of titles for grades K-6, including animation, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books and more. eBooks cover a variety of reading levels that can be read aloud in English, French or Spanish. Memory games, spelling and puzzles are also available.

Britannica Online

The classic encyclopedia contains articles for children, young adults and adult researchers.

Kids Infobits 

This content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource features age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Kanopy Kids

Access educational and enriching videos for children, easy to stream and free of charge with your Library eCard.