Digital Services Updates
Even though we have had to close our doors due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are still working to provide you with the best service possible. We have many digital services available to you on our All Resources, Homework Help, Online Learning, Self-Publishing, and Virtual Library pages. We are continuing to make updates to the services and more, to better serve you.
Kanopy - Kanopy offers streaming of more than 30,000 documentaries; foreign, classic, and independent films; and educational videos from thousands of producers, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and more. A valid library card and email are required. Content can be viewed on your TV, desktop, and mobile devices. Monthly borrows are limited to 5 credits.
Mango Languages - We have offered library card holders access to Mango Languages for a while. This service is currently free with no library card needed, until June 30, 2020 as a part of Mango Languages’ Public Library Community Outreach Initiative.
York County Library eCard - Would you like to use our digital services, but don't have a library card? We now have a solution for you. Introducing the York County Library eCard! YCL eCards are temporary library card numbers that are available to York County, SC residents only. An email address is required to be issued an eCard. Applications will be processed within 24 hours of receipt, Monday through Friday. Once the library reopens, eCard holders may visit a branch with proof of identity and be given a YCL card.
SC Codes - SC Codes is a learning platform and coding community, connecting South Carolinians to free education and resources to unlock careers in technology, while also training and empowering programmers across our state. Join SC Codes on YouTube for live insights and Q&A during "Mentor Mondays" each Monday at 7 p.m. EST.
Freegal Music - Freegal Music has added unlimited 24-hour streaming with your York County Library Card, giving you 'round-the-clock access to over 15 million songs from over 40,000 music labels.
Hoopla Engage - Are you without a YCL library card or waiting to receive your new YCL eCard, but want to use Hoopla? Well now you can! When signing up, select York County Library (SC) and then on the library card page, just click the box that states you don't have a card. Please note, Hoopla Engage accounts are limited to a total of 10 borrows. Extended until 6/15/20.
Hoopla Bonus Borrows - Thanks to the Midwest Tape Family, all Hoopla accounts now have access to the Hoopla Bonus Borrows collection. Feel free to borrow as many items as you want from this collection because they will not deduct from your allotment of borrows. This service has ended.
Hoopla borrows increased to 8 per month - To better serve you, the number of Hoopla borrows for YCL card members has been increased to 8 per month.
Hoopla account restrictions lifted - We have configured Hoopla to allow all YCL card members access, regardless if the account is expired or has fines.
Ancestry Library available from home - We have configured Ancestry Library Edition so you can use it from the comfort of your home. Please note, a YCL card is required to access this service.
Creativebug account restrictions lifted - We have configured Creativebug to allow all YCL card members access, regardless if the account is expired or has fines.