Media

For years, libraries have been about much more than books, and the Ridgefield Library is no exception. We offer extensive holdings of popular and educational material in audio, video and digital formats and are always on the look-out for the next emerging format, from eBooks to downloadable audio to our newest offering - Hoopla streaming music and video.

Important Service Notification for Ridgefield Library Borrowers
We are experiencing a significant delay in the delivery system that supports resource-sharing among libraries in the state. This has forced us to stop accepting requests for items we do not own and to alter the procedures for placing a a request for our own materials. Please click here
to read more about this situation and other alternatives we can offer to assist you.

Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski, Adult Services, 203-438-2282 x11003 dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org


TIP: Always check our catalog or submit your request for an item locally first, as Bibliomation and state library catalogs may not reflect real-time holdings, availability or borrowing restrictions. Please be aware that many libraries will not send audiovisual materials via Inter-Library Loan.

DVD | Streaming Video | Audiobooks | Language Learning Programs |Recorded Music | eBooks

DVD

To help you choose appropriate viewing for your family, a rating is indicated on the spine of each film.  Please note that “N/R” means simply “Not Rated,” indicating that is has not been reviewed by MPAA or other organization.  It does not imply that content is appropriate for all ages.

Ask about our full list of new DVD additions.

Selected New DVDs

Entertainment DVDs
Feature films, popular TV shows, general interest movies, foreign language films and children's entertainment such as Disney films, shelved in the Bossidy Commons on the Main Level.

 

Selected Documentaries 

Documentaries and instructional films
Adult and general interest titles on history, travel, fitness, cooking, etc., shelved in the Bossidy Commons on the Main Level.


Streaming Video


Streaming video of many movies and TV shows is now available for free download through the Library's subscription to hoopla. Learn more.


Audiobooks on CD


Audiobooks for Adult Listeners

Choose from close to 3,000 audiobooks on CD, including bestsellers, classics, biography, non-fiction, dramatic performances, self-help and more. 

Audiobooks for Children and Teens
Include over 1,000 favorite fiction and non-fiction titles. Also available are a selection of kits that pair printed books with an audio version of the material. Great for beginning readers.

Ask about our list of new adult audiobook additions.

Selected New Audiobooks


Playaways

Portable, lightweight battery-operated audio players that each come pre-loaded with a complete audiobook title. Use your own headphones (also available for purchase), or use your own adaptor to play through your car or home audio system. A selection of adult fiction and non-fiction titles is available. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for their support of this collection.

 


Downloadable Audiobooks (eAudiobooks)

Downloadable Audiobooks from OverDrive
OverDrive allows you to select and download audiobook titles to play directly on your computer, play on an Mp3 player or burn to a CD. This collection is available any time of day from anywhere in the world. Click here for a guided tour of this wonderful resource.

NEW! Additional eBook selections are available for free download through the Library's subscription to hoopla. No limit to the number of people who can "check out" an item at the same time! Learn more.

 

More downloadable audiobooks from iCONN


"Great Courses" Lecture Series

Comprehensive lecture courses by the nation's most dynamic and highly respected college professors, captured on audiocassette, audio CD and DVD. Selections in many disciplines from The Teaching Company and The Modern Scholar. All media formats shelved together in their own section. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for their support of this collection.


Language Learning Materials

FOR KIDS: Ask about language learning materials specially designed for children, including Muzzy® instructional programs.

FOR TEENS AND ADULTS: A multi-media collection of language learning materials including textbooks, dictionaries, DVDs, computer software and audio programs on CD, shelved together in their own section.

Try our web-based language learning programs from Mango Languages, made possible by the Friends of the Library. All you need to get started learning one of more than 20 languages is your Ridgefield Library card.



Recorded Music

Music CDs
Over 2,100 CDs ranging from opera to rock and roll, arranged by musical style. Located in the Bossidy Commons on the main level, where help is always available at the Circulation Desk to find a particular selection or performer.

New as of December 2015: All opera recordings are now housed in the Sara and Ruddy Ruggles Fine Arts Reading Room on the Upper Level.

Ask about our list of new recorded music additions.


NEW! Additional music selections are available for free download through the Library's subscription to hoopla. Learn more.


eBooks

eBooks for Download to Selected  Readers and Smart Phones
Click here to learn more about this service available from OverDrive.

 

 


Additional eBook selections are available for free download through the Library's subscription to hoopla. No limit to the number of people who can "check out" each item at the same time! Learn more.

 

TumblebooksTumbleBooks
E-books for the very young, accessible at the Library or from home. Enjoy the illustrations onscreen as you listen to favorite picture books read aloud. 

 

BookFlix
An online literary resource for children that pairs video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.

 

 


Downloadable Magazines from Zinio

Dozens of popular titles available for download to devices like phones and tablets. Learn more.