Catalogs and Resources Links

Catalogs and Resources provides author, title, and keyword access to information and research materials. Select Morris Public Library Catalog for local holdings of print and media, Bibliomation Global Catalog for Bibliomation requests.

Morris Public Library Catalog

Search Morris Public Library's catalog for books, audio books, music CDs, and DVDs. Request items the Library owns and interlibrary loans for items not owned. Interlibrary loan items will be delivered to the Library or another library selected. 

Bibliomation Catalog

Search all 70+ Bibliomation libraries for books, audio books, music CDs, and DVDs. Request items through interlibrary loan to be delivered to the Library or pick them up at the holding library.

Morris Public Library Kids' Catalog

Morris Public Library's catalog for books, audio books, music CDs, and DVDs. Request items the Library owns and interlibrary loans for items not owned. Interlibrary loan items will be delivered to the Library or another library selected. 

researchIT CT

researchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library.  Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K-12, and academic libraries and their users. There is also a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.

Morris Public Library

Get The Libby App

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?

You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FOR YOUR PHONE OR TABLET:

https://meet.libbyapp.com/

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FOR DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO USE

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Morris Public Library patrons can now use the new SimplyE app to check out eBooks and digital audio books from Digital Public Library of America Exchange, Overdrive (Libby) – all from one app! Download it today and start reading or listening in just three steps: browse, select, and read (or listen)!

SimplyE is available on the App Store or Google Play

 

Need more help? Read our guide to using SimplyE.

Morris Public Library - HooplaDigital

    Hoopla Sign-up                   Hoopla Help

Morris Public Library introduces Hoopla Digital to their patrons.

Hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With Hoopla, there are no holds or waiting!

All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi
by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline.

Hoopla is easy to use and provides instant access (again, with
no holds or waiting!) to the titles you want when you want them. As a Morris Public Library cardholder, you may borrow up to 5 titles per month.

To register for and enjoy Hoopla Digital for free with your library card, please download the Hoopla Digital app from the Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit https://www.hoopladigital.com.

For more information please see details on our website at morrispubliclibrary.net or https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Hoopla Digital is sponsored by the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation.

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MORRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY ADDS FILM STREAMING SERVICE, KANOPY

With Kanopy, Morris Public Library Patrons Will Have Access to more than 30,000 Films, For FREE

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Morris Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting https://morrispubliclibrary.kanopy.com

Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Featuring a subdivision Kanopy Kids, the service gives access to a collection of high quality children’s programs to help young viewers develop empathy, mindfulness and critical thinking.

Kanopy is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.

To access Kanopy at the Morris Public Library: https://morrispubliclibrary.kanopy.com;

Help with Kanopy: https://help.kanopy.com/hc/en-us

Information: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net

Magazines Available to Borrow

For Adults

  • American Spirit
  • Architectural Digest
  • Backpacker
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Bon Appetit
  • Connecticut
  • Consumer Reports
  • Country Living
  • The Economist
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Fine Gardening
  • Good Housekeeping
  • HGTV
  • Horticulture
  • House Beautiful
  • Knitting
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Mary Janes Farm
  • Maximum PC
  • Mother Earth News
  • Popular Science
  • Real Simple
  • Redbook
  • Sky and Telescope
  • Time
  • Veranda
  • Yankee

For Children and Teens

  • American Girl
  • Highlights
  • National Geographic for Kids
  • Ranger Rick Jr.

Museum and Park Passes

Connecticut Summer at the Museum - Free Admission for Kids

 

It’s time to explore! From July 1 to September 6, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.

From art and children's museums and historical sites to zoos, aquariums, and science centers, CLICK HERE for a list of properties participating in #CTSummerMuseums.

Please make sure you check each museum for online advance ticketing and reservations, as they may be required.

 

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Passes for reduced or free admission to the following institutions and parks are available to borrow at the Morris Public Library. Thank you to the MPL Friends Group for this service.

Beardsley Zoo

$9 admission rate per person, adult or child, limit up to 6 people in your own family each day. Patron must bring a Morris Library card and a photo ID in the same name.

The Children's Museum, Roaring Brook Nature Center

One free touring admission with each paid admission. Maximum of 4 free admissions per day, per card. Please note: Science Dome tickets are an additional fee.

CT Old State House

Admission free (up two adults and two children). Parking is located at State Street South Parking Garage $5 all day with stamp validation, available at welcome desk.

CT Science Center

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CT State Parks and Forests

Passport to Parks eliminates day-use parking fees for all those entering in Connecticut registered vehicles. The Library Pass to the State Parks is valid for at Dinosaur, Gillette Castle and Fort Trumbull State Parks.
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Imagine Nation

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Kids Play

Half-priced admission for up to 6 family members. General admission is $8 for adults and children. Children under 1 year are free.

Maritime Aquarium

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Mystic Aquarium

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New Britain Museum of American Art

Admit free any four people. One adult must accompany children under 16.

New Haven Museum

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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Free admission for all. Call (860) 278-2670 for details.

White Memorial Conservation Center

Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children (12 and under).

 

Information and Guidelines

  • Binders with information about passes are on display in the reading area.
  • Passes must be requested and checked out at the circulation desk.
  • MPL cardholders are eligible to borrow Museum passes. Borrowers may register at time of borrowing passes.
  • Passes may be checked out for 3 days.
  • Passes must be returned to the circulation desk, not the book drop.
  • Passes may be reserved in advance. Passes may be picked up before Library closes, the day before the day of the reservation, if available.
  • Borrowers are responsible for full replacement fees (ranging from $75 - $150) if passes are lost or not returned

For further information, please call the Morris Public Library:
  860-567-7440