Collections for downloading, streaming or viewing online

See a list of apps and frequently asked questions for help getting started with the products below.

Call (865) 215-8700 to book an individual training session on borrowing ebooks, audiobooks or magazines. Bring your device; we'll show you how to use our digital collections. 

Provides a collection of full-color magazines on a variety of subjects; read online or download to the RBdigital app for your mobile device (Android, iOS, Kindle). (When a publisher stops licensing to RBdigital, we move the inactive magazine to the end of the list, but you can still find the back issues by searching or by scrolling past all of the current titles. Inactive magazine titles will also show up when you use the Genre filter.)

Offers over 7000 courses (apps available) in business, technology and creative subject areas (such as marketing, project management, data analysis, communication, information technology, design, office software, programming, photography, 3D/animation, audio, video and Web development). Tutorials are segmented and indexed into tasks for just-in-time learning, and course playlists can map to specific job roles or competencies. New courses are added weekly. Many courses include downloadable practice files. (Transition from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning has been postponed indefinitely.)

Watch over 16,000 films on Kanopy (apps available) including selections from Kino-Lorber, The Great Courses, PBS, and independent and world cinema. The library pays per checkout, so patrons are limited to 5 per month. This limit resets at the start of each month.

Stream and download thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, and graphic novels with Hoopla. Hoopla works with most smartphones, tablets, and computers as well as Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV. The library pays per use so patrons are limited to 5 checkouts each month. At the beginning of each month your limit will reset.

Music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds for streaming; jazz, classical, American song, world music, sound effects can be sent to your mobile device for 48 hours.

Computer technology books and video tutorials from the world's most respected publishers such as O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley, Peachpit Press, Wiley, Adobe Press, Microsoft Press, Sams, McGraw Hill and more. Books are fully searchable and always available, no "on hold" waiting.

Safari Books Online was purchased for the Library through the Shelton Bequest and Friends of the Library. 

Animation, sound, music and narration are added to picture books (apps available from Google Play or the Apple App Store). Read along or just let it read aloud to you. Watch National Geographic videos, also.

The Calvin M. McClung Digital Collection is an online archive of images from the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection. This website makes it easy and fun to research, view and find compelling digital images and artifacts from our rich East Tennessee history. Check back often; images are constantly being added.

Authoritative reference books covering the full subject spectrum, plus English and bilingual dictionaries, timelines, quotations, maps and illustrations.

Other e-media to explore

Our own audio programs you can listen to online or download