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New Streaming Service – Kanopy

Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers.  With your Kingston Public Library card, you’ll have access to 10 checkouts each month.  There’s also a Kanopy for kids with unlimited viewing.

Log in with your library card here

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Open a Library Card Online

We recognize that due to the current situation with COVID-19, it’s not possible to visit the Library and open a card.  It’s also difficult to keep busy and entertained when spending so much time at home.  That’s why we have decided to temporally allow for applications for library cards to be submitted online.   If you don’t have a library card, and would like to use one to access our online resources, fill out the form below and we will get back to you soon by email.

Once the Library has re-opened to the public, users who signed up online will have to visit the library in person to keep their cards active.

Once you have your card number, visit our Digital Collections Page to access our online resources.

Open a Card and Use it From Home

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Click here to open a library card online

Using Your Card From Home

There’s lots you can do from home with your library card.  Check out an ebook, watch a movie, read a newspaper and more!

New Service!

Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─  titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers.  You’ll need your Kingston Public Library Card to log in.  Don’t have a card?  Open one online here!

Movies and Books

Hoopla
Overdrive/Libby
Kanopy

Magazines & Periodicals

Newspapers
RB Digital for Magazines

For Kids

Tumblebooks
Overdrive for Kids and Teens
Bookflix
Trueflix

Digital Collections

View all of our digital collections

 

Automatic Renewals at the Kingston Public Library

Starting January 2nd Automatic Renewals are Coming to Your Library Account

How Does Automatic Renewal Work?

  • Most items (Books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines) will be automatically renewed
  • If you owe $15 or more your automatic renewal will be declined
  • You will receive an email to notify you of successful renewals
  • You will receive an email or text notice for items that were not renewed

What Items are Excluded?

  • Electronic download items (ebooks, RBDigital Magazines, etc.)
  • Some new high-demand titles and items on hold for other patrons
  • Items that have reached their maximum renewal limit (usually 2)
  • Some physical objects (Rokus, Hotspots, etc.) and similar items
  • Materials borrowed through the Commonwealth Catalog

 

For more information on borrowing from the Kingston Public Library, visit our page on how to borrow books and other items from the library.

Coronavirus Information and Resources

On this page you’ll find resources and information from local and federal government agencies  about Covid-19, also known as the novel coronavirus.

The first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Massachusetts was confirmed on February 11th, 2020.  Look below for information and facts about the virus and what you can do to keep yourself and your family protected.

This page will be updated regularly with information from local and federal agencies.  Check back frequently for new information

Information about how this novel coronavirus is spread is still limited, but there are precautions you can take to minimize the risks.

General tips on prevention

  • Cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available

Local Information

Massachusetts Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Mass. Board of Library Commissioners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACTV – Local Matters: Kingston October 2019

Two programs from The Kingston Public Library were featured on PACTV Local Matters during the month of October.

Raising Tech Healthy Families:  A Community Conversation with Janell Burley Hofmann will take place on Tuesday November 6th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kingston Intermediate School.  Find more information here

 

The Kingston Speakers Club  meets at the Adams Center on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Find more information here

Good Day Kingston – Episode 12

Kingston Selectman Josh Warren invites Stephen Clinch, the President of the Kingston Public Library Foundation, and Ellen Cook, Board Member of the Kingston Public Library Foundation on his show to discuss the Foundation’s work supporting the Kingston Public Library.

Cook & Clinch share what the foundation has been up to and what exciting events and programs residents can expect in the coming months.