Library launches new digital collections
Heights Libraries recently launched four new, free digital collections that customers can access through the library’s website, at any time of the day or night. All that’s needed are a Heights Libraries card and an Internet connection.
“Heights Libraries now offers three new movie and TV streaming services,” said Heights Libraries Deputy Director Kim DeNero-Ackroyd. “Acorn TV, which specializes in British and Australian movies and television shows, like Doc Martin and all kinds of British mysteries. Then there’s Kanopy, which offers items from the Criterion Collection, including classic movies from directors like Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurasawa, and all kinds of documentaries and art films. And then IndieFlix, which is just what it sounds like—independent films and documentaries that promote social causes.”
In addition, the library also now offers a service called StingRay Qello—the largest online collection of full-length concert films and music documentaries, featuring artists as diverse as Imagine Dragons, Beyoncé, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra.
All of the library’s streaming and online collections—which also include ebooks, audiobooks, comic books and magazines—can be accessed from just about any device: smart phones, tablets and laptops, as well as through Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and Samsung Smart TV.
“I think the best thing about our online collections is the fact that you can access them at any time of the day, and from anywhere,” said DeNero-Ackroyd. “As long as you have access to the Internet and have a device like a smart phone or a tablet, you can be watching a movie or a concert, or reading a great book. It’s kind of like having the library in your living room or in your pocket.”
To learn more about Heights Libraries’ new digital collections, go to www.heightslibrary.org or call 216-932-3600.
Sheryl Banks is the communications manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System.