Category Archives: Videos
Since I recently closed my Netflix DVD subscription, I’ve found another solution with even better choices and the cost is FREE.
The SLCL.org or St. Louis County Library not only has a great collection of older videos on DVDs, but they are keeping up the collection and buying new movies all the time. There’s a bit of a trick to find the list of new dvds. Here is how to do it.
On the Main Page, under the “Start Your Search Here”, change the “Down Arrow” to Classic and then click on the Go button to the right.
Click on New DVDs and you will get a list of new dvds that you can request.
All you have to do is go to Hoopladigital.com and Signup.
You choose the St.Louis County Library and setup your account.
It has ebooks, movies, comic books, audiobooks, and television (older shows). I’m listening to music as I write this, so that’s a nice feature.
To return any emedia, you have to look for a return near the bottom of the page.
While I’m using this program in St. Louis, Missouri, it is also available in other cities and states.
The library allows you to borrow 15 titles each month. On the first of each month, those borrows renew. They’ll be automatically returned when your lending period is over.
Note also that there are apps for this program which seem to work well with my Android phone. You can download books to your e-device.
I’ve been a big proponent of Lynda.com for many years and now I just noticed that it is Free for St. Louis County Library Users.
Lynda.com is a video resource and training company with a LARGE list of programs and skills which all of us need to learn and refresh.
You will need to setup what they call a Profile at Lynda – just your name and email address.
Note – normally this would cost $25/month.
Here’s the link to setup an account.