Get your news and culture fix with free streaming movies, music and magazines.
Watch, listen and read on your computer, phone or tablet — all you need is a Schaumburg Library card!
Need help? Send an email to our eMedia Help Desk at eMedia@stdl.org.
Movies & Music
Instantly stream or download videos (movies and TV shows), music, eAudiobooks, eBooks and comics. Limit of 20 borrows per month. Download the Hoopla app for access on your device. Get help with Hoopla.
Stream documentaries, classic movies and indie films. Limit of 10 plays per month. Download the Kanopy app for access on your device. Get help with Kanopy.
Just for Kids
For children ages 2 and up with a focus on ages 2 - 8, Kanopy Kids offers a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content, including movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action features and animated favorites. Stream on your computer, TV or mobile device using supported mobile and TV apps.
Stream engaging, interactive and educational shows for kids ages 2 to 8. One borrow gets you unlimited viewing for 7 days. You must download the Hellosaurus iOS or Android app to your mobile device to play this content. No signup needed.
Digital Magazines & Newspapers
Doing some digging? Check out our Newspapers page for access to newspaper archives.
Read eMagazines, including popular titles like the Economist, Newsweek and US Weekly. Download the easy-to-use Libby app for access on your device.
Check out a Binge Pass through Hoopla for access to eMagazines like Cosmopolitan, Men's Health and Popular Mechanics. Read as many magazines as you'd like during the 7-day checkout period – there's no limit!
Read the daily paper as it appears on newsstands with full-color images, available back to February 2021. Find full-text articles from 1995 through the present.
Read the daily paper as it appears on newsstands with full-color images, available back to 2018. Find full-text articles from 1986 through the present.
Full, unlimited access to the New York Times website, including digitized archives back to 1851. For in-Library use, just visit NYTimes.com and create an account. For at-home use, activate a three-day subscription and create an account. When the subscription runs out, come back to the Library's website to extend it.