The Brewster Public Library is not just about books. Check out these services, many of which can be accessed from your home or on the go.
New! Universal Class
With your library card, you have access to more than 500 lifelong learning courses online! Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). All courses are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. Click here to get started!
Creative Bug provides access to thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists, all for free with your library card! There are classes for all ability levels! Get started here.
Access to Ancestry.com’s Library Edition is usually limited to use within the library walls; however, for the time being, remote access will be granted to all patrons of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Log in with your library card here to access millions of files and documents!
E-Books and audiobooks for adults and children
Why spend money on e-books for your Kindle or Nook when you can borrow thousands of titles from the library for free? With Overdrive, you can use your library card to download up to three e-book or audiobook titles at a time to your desktop, e-reader, tablet or other mobile device. To view the supported devices, and learn how to get started, click
Downloadable music & videos
Brewster Public Library cardholders can get free access to over 8 million songs using Freegal! There is no software to download. Click here to get started!
program includes the following state-specific information:
- 11 car practice tests
- 6 motorcycle practice tests
- 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
- 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
- An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
Click here to get started!
The Brewster Library has Roku streaming media players available for patrons to borrow. With Roku, you can enjoy popular movies, TV shows, music, games and more on your TV by streaming directly from the Internet. Roku players connect directly to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service via your home network. You can choose to borrow a Roku 2 or a Roku 3. Roku players are available to all Mid-Hudson library card holders, but the device can only be picked up and returned at the Brewster Public Library. For more information, please call the library at 845-279-6421, or click here to view the Roku Loan Agreement.
Databases for research or entertainment
Home Access allows the use of the following library electronic databases by patrons in their homes and offices:
- Testing and Education Reference Center (Practice Tests)
- eBooks & Audio Books
- History and Genealogy resources
- Mango Languages
- New York Times and other newspapers
- Brewster Standard newspaper
- Online Catalog
- Online Databases
Be ready to enter the barcode number on your library card in order to access online databases.
Museum passes provide free or reduced admission to library cardholders, through the generosity of our Friends group. Click here for a list of passes we offer, or call the library to reserve a pass.
Are you taking a road trip but don’t want to purchase a costly GPS? Would you like to try one of these devices before committing to buy? Patrons with a valid library card may borrow our Garmin GPS. This device must be picked up and returned to the Brewster Library. Please call 845-279-6421 for more information.