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.
Digital Magazines & Newspapers
Doing some digging? Check out our Research a Topic page for access to newspaper archives.
Read your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet or phone, including popular titles such as Us Weekly, Ok!, Star, The Economist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Newsweek, National Geographic and many more. Download magazines to read offline with the RBdigital app.
Browse our largest collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages. Find eMagazines, including popular titles like the Economist, Newsweek and US Weekly.
Download the easy-to-use Libby app, or use the standard OverDrive app for access on your mobile device. If you use a Kindle black-and-white e-ink reader, this is the service for you. Get help with OverDrive.
A digital newsstand with popular newspapers and magazines from around the world, including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and Newsweek.
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.
Movies & Music
Instantly stream or download videos (movies and TV shows), music, eAudiobooks, eBooks and comics. Note: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the checkout limit has been extended to 20 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.
Stream the best British mysteries, dramas and comedies to your device using RBdigital. Create an account with your Library card to log in, then scroll down to Entertainment to get started. Binge watch as much as you want during your 7-day checkout. Didn't finish? Just go back and check out again!