These databases are provided free to the residents of Ulster County through the support of the Ulster County Government.

Access requires a valid library card.
Mobile Options
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BrainPOP features Science, Math, English, Health and Technology subjects that correspond to National Science, English and Math Standards for grades 3-8. Topics contain a 2-4 minute Animated Movie, an Interactive Quiz, an Experiment, a Comic Strip, a How-to hands on application, a Timeline and a printable Activity Page.

Brainpop Jr
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BrainPOP Jr. provides educational movies and homework help for K-3 students. Each animated movie has quizzes, games, vocabulary, and activities for kids. BrainPOP Jr. is a great resource for teachers and homeschools, offering lesson plans and lesson ideas that develop critical thinking and inquiry skills.

Brainpop Spanish
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BrainPOP ofrece materias de ciencias, matemáticas, inglés, salud y tecnología que corresponden a las Normas Nacionales de Ciencias, Inglés y Matemáticas para los grados del tercero al octavo. Los temas contienen una Película Animada de 2 a 4 minutos de duración, un Cuestionario Interactivo, un Experimento, una Tira Cómica, una Sección de Consejos Prácticos, un Paseo por el Tiempo y un Crucigrama Imprimible.
Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal
Census. For now, this collection can only be searched by computer
on-site at the following libraries: Ellenville Public Library and
Museum, Kingston Library, Stone Ridge Library, Marlboro Free Library, Elting Memorial Library (New Paltz) and Woodstock Public Library.
Bring your library card and
your family research.

Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is an organization dedicated to gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information about foundations and for those seeking grants. For now, this collection can only be searched by computer on-site at the Kingston Library. Looking for scholarships and other types of personal grants? The Foundation Grants for Individuals database has got you covered. As with the FDO non-profit database, any records you find may be saved to a flash drive or e-mailed for free. Printing is also available for our standard charge of $0.20 per page. Bring your library card.

For genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.

Historical New York Times w/Index
The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007)

Home Improvement Collection
A special collection of more than 250 home improvement-focused titles created for
hobbyists and professional carpenters alike. Includes: Architectural techniques, Building design, Decorating, Holiday and party planning, Home maintenance, Interior and exterior painting, Roofing, Room updates, Small project management tips, Tool and material selection, and Zoning requirements.

Language Learning Software. Each lesson teaches you to engage in a new conversation. The conversations cover a broad range of situations. For example in a travel lesson, you will hear a conversation between a traveler and a hotel front-desk agent. In a business lesson, you will hear a conversation between two business associates discussing the launch of a new product. By the end of each lesson, you will be able to confidently participate in the conversation.

Overdrive for Cragsmoor, Ellenville, Gardiner, and Wallkill patrons
Overdrive for Other Ulster County patrons
Overdrive features popular downloadable audiobooks and ebooks. Many of the audiobooks are compatible with both i-pods and mp3 players. An eBook is a digital book, magazine, or graphic novel that can be downloaded and read on a computer or portable device.
Help downloading audiobooks and ebooks Click Here
Download directly to your Nook For NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color
List of Junior eBooks purchased with funds from the Ulster County Legislature Click Here
List of the Most Popular Downloadable Audiobooks in 2012
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List of the Most Popular Downloadable eBooks in 2012
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Tumblebooks for Cragsmoor
Tumblebooks for Ellenville
Tumblebooks for Gardiner
Tumblebooks for Wallkill
Tumblebooks for Other Ulster County Libraries
Want to read and listen to some great children’s books. You can either have the text read to you or read the pages yourself. Look for some great games.
Note: you will need a Flash plugin, so look for the link to download Flash on the Tumblebooks site. A faster speed Internet connection may also be necessary.

Tumblebooks Spanish for Cragsmoor
Tumblebooks Spanish for Ellenville
Tumblebooks Spanish for Gardiner
Tumblebooks Spanish for Wallkill
Tumblebooks Spanish for Other Ulster County Libraries
TumbleBooks son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a los niños más pequeños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.

You may need this required plugin: Microsoft Silverlight (download here)
There is a mobile version available (available here)
Watch a demonstration video (available here)
It’s simple. When you need help with your homework, no matter what you’re studying, you connect to a professional online tutor for as long as you want. Your tutor helps you work through your homework problems, step by step, until you’re finished with your assignment. Every day from 3:00pm to 12:00am

Gale Testing and Educational for Cragsmoor
Gale Testing and Educational for Ellenville
Gale Testing and Educational for Gardiner
Gale Testing and Educational for Wallkill
Gale Testing and Educational for Other Ulster County Libraries
Practice tests to prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, Civil Service, vocational & military tests. Also resources for making informed education decisions.

Universal Class
Over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education Courses
You will need to create an account and have a valid e-mail address to sign up for
courses. You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses. You have up to 6 months to finish each course. You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using e-mail.