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Entertainment, Technology & Reading

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Books & Audiobooks


Want to read a bestseller or listen to an audiobook? Instead of paying $15 for an eBook or $7.95 for a month of Audible, download them using Libby for free.

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Hotspots & Chromebooks


Instead of paying $200 for a mobile hotspot or $400 for a Chromebook, borrow them from the Pratt and get online at home for free.

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Streaming Movies


Want to watch a movie from home? Instead of paying $15.49 a month for Netflix, try Kanopy for free and get access to thousands of movies.

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Newspapers & Magazines


Instead of paying $125 for a newspaper subscription or $52 for a magazine subscription, read thousands of local and national newspapers and magazines with PressReader.

Career, Learning & Research

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Coworking Space


Instead of paying $200 a month for co-working space, work from a Pratt Library location and enjoy free internet and access to public computers and printers.

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Online Courses


Instead of paying $15 a month for a Masterclass subscription, learn new skills with Udemy, free with your library card.

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Career & Small Business Help


Find free help and coaching for your career goals or small business with Gale Business Entrepreneurship and JobNow databases.

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Genealogy Research


Instead of paying $24.99 for an Ancestry.com subscription, use it at a Pratt Library location for free.

Teens

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Video Games


Instead of paying over $250 for a Nintendo Switch Lite and a copy of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, borrow them for free from the Teen Library of Things.

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Instruments & Hobbies


Learn a new skill for free and borrow a guitar, Go Pro camera, sewing machine, and more from the Teen Library of Things.

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SAT Prep


Instead of paying $79.99 a month for Princeton Review SAT help, boost your scores for free with Peterson's Test Prep.

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Homework Help


Instead of paying $50 an hour for online tutoring, get homework help for free with HelpNow.

Kids

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Streaming Kids Movies


Instead of paying $15.49 a month for kid-friendly streaming on Netflix, enjoy Kanopy Kids for free.

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Hands-On Learning Kits


Instead of paying $89.99 for a Penworth STEAM Kit, learn at home with a free Pratt Library STEAM to GO Kit.

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Read-Along Books


Instead of paying $44.95 for a read-along book, browse a wide library of free read-along books for kids with BookFlix.

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LEGO Sets


Want to do some building? Instead of paying $59.99 for a LEGO set, visit a Pratt location Children's Department and play with LEGOs for free.

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“I have been amazed for years by the unlimited resources, events, and take home kits offered at Pratt! I even homeschool my children with Pratt resources!”

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“From books to live music, the Library has everything for zero cost to its users.”

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“Great books, computer usage, and free movie rentals.”

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“It's amazing to be able to sign up for a library card from my computer, and then borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and movies for free. Not to mention the other great e-resources on the website, like foreign language learning.”

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