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  • E-Collections
  • Audiobook Links
  • Film & Video Links
  • Music Links

The Audiovisual Department houses the library's nonprint materials (DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, CD-ROMs, video & audiocassettes, Playaway digital media) and also offers a collection of downloadable & streaming media.

Free Classical Download

Every two weeks, we offer a free classical music download to highlight our subscription database Music Online.

New to the Collection

Audiobooks  |  DVDs/Blu-rays  |  Music CDs

E-Collections: Downloadable & Streaming Media

If prompted for an ID or Password, enter your library card barcode.
(For licensing reasons, most of these databases are available only to DPL patrons)

  • Freegal -- Over 11 million songs free for downloading and streaming on computers and phones; 3 downloads per week and 3 hours of streaming per day.  To log in, enter your Danville Public Library card barcode number and PIN (for licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders).  Details and Help.
  • New Gale Courses -- Instructor-led online courses in a wide variety of topics, free to DPL cardholders.  Learn more.
  • hoopla Digital -- Thousands of ebooks, comics, movies, music, and audiobooks playable on computers and mobile devices.  To log in, enter your Danville Public Library card barcode number and PIN (for licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders).  Details and Help.
  • Mango Languages -- an online system for learning languages; offering 36 languages, including English as a Second Language options.  To log in, enter your Danville Public Library card barcode number (for licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders).
  • Music Online -- Large collection of streaming music, available free to Danville Public Library patrons for home listening.  Collections include American Music, Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Popular, and Smithsonian Global Sound.  To access, click "Log in" in the upper right corner, enter "Danville Public Library" in the institution box, then enter your full library barcode when prompted.  [Help]
  • My Media Mall/OverDrive -- Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and videos available free to patrons of Danville Public Library (and other local libraries).  For assistance getting started, see the Help Section.  Also see the various Help Videos we've created for setting up your device.  When signing in to the database, select "Illinois Heartland Library System" as your library; enter your full library card barcode number; and enter the last 4 digits of your phone number as the PIN number.
  • American Archive Pilot Project -- Online collection of video and audio content from the archives of local PBS affiliate WILL.
  • American Memory Online Films -- View early motion pictures online.  Part of the Library of Congress Motion Picture and Television Reading Room.
  • British Pathe -- 90,000 historic clips from the famous English film company, a leading producer of documentaries and newsreels in the 20th century.
  • Described and Captioned Media Program -- Government program providing free loans of "open captioned" videos to deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, parents, and others.
  • Ebertfest -- Held every April at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, it's the coolest Illinois film event outside of Chicago.
  • Educational Media Reviews Online -- Video, DVD, and CD-ROM reviews on materials from major educational and documentary distributors.
  • Essential Nonfiction Videos -- Core list of the best nonfiction videos, compiled by the Videolib Listserv.
  • Facets -- Huge selection of independent, foreign, and alternative cinema.  Rentals by mail.
  • Internet Movie Database -- One of the most comprehensive film sites on the Net.
  • KIDS FIRST! -- From the The Coalition for Quality Children's Media, reviews of children's films, videos, DVDs, audio recordings, TV programs and CD-ROMs.
  • Media Resources Center, UC-Berkeley -- Extensive film & videographies, links.
  • Metacritic-- Excellent source of current popular film and video reviews from the country's leading critics.
  • Motion Picture Association of America -- Information about the voluntary ratings system plus a searchable ratings database.
  • Movies Unlimited -- The largest distributor of home video.
  • National Board of Review -- One of the nation's oldest film advocacy organizations, it is perhaps best known for its ranking of the year's best films.
  • Screen It! -- Movie reviews to help parents decide what is appropriate for their kids.
  • Sight & Sound Top Ten Films of All Time -- We're awash in "Best" lists, but here's one worth noting.  Since 1952, the esteemed British film journal Sight & Sound has polled the world's leading film critics every ten years for their picks.
  • Video Librarian Online -- The best source for reviews of non-fiction video.
  • Video Round Table -- Part of the American Library Association, VRT advocates for video collections and services in libraries, and forges alliances with other national film and video organizations.
  • WILL TV -- Online (streaming) programs from PBS.