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Wellness Guide — Public Library & State Library of CT Resources

A Guide to UConn Library Resources on Wellness and Self-Care

Connecticut Public Library Resources

Are there wellness related books that you want to read which we do not own a copy of? Connecticut Public Libraries have a fantastic selection of audiobooks and digital books which you can read for free with your local library card for the town in which you live.  Phone and tablet apps like Libby, Hoopla, and Overdrive can also be downloaded to enable to to access material like ebooks, audio books, popular magazines, and even films in streaming.  Many public libraries have digital subscriptions to magazines from all over the world in many languages (Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, etc) through the Libby app.   To obtain a public library card:

  1. Search for the public library website of the town in which you live.
  2. Go to the library with an ID and proof of residence (like a UConn ID) and a piece of mail
  3. Get your library card for free!
  4. Download the Libby, Hoopla, and Overdrive apps to access books on your tablet or ereader.

Picture of a book and an ereader tablet side by side

Above: Picture by Clayton Robbins on Unsplash

CT State Library Resources

In order to use digital books and audio books from the CT State Library, create an account with them if you are a CT resident.

Then, download the SimplyE app from the App Store or Google Play to access the content.

eGO CT is a project from the Connecticut State Library that includes acquiring digital content, such as eBooks and eAudio, and making it available to users statewide primarily through the SimplyE app. Developed by the New York Public Library, SimplyE is an open source app that is currently available for Android and iOS devices. Library users can download the app and use it to easily discover, check out, and read or listen to digital content, such as eBooks and eAudio. The app includes content that is available in the statewide collection from the Connecticut State Library and content that is available in a user’s local library collection.