Exclusive e-Content

Databases and electronic resources for Stow patrons only

If you are a Stow patron, you get special access to certain e-resources provided by the Randall Library.
Most databases will require you to enter your Minuteman Library card number for access outside the library.


Driving TestsBefore you can get a driver’s license, a motorcycle license, or a motorcycle endorsement, you must first obtain the corresponding type of learner’s permit. And the first step to obtaining a learner’s permit is to pass a written learner’s permit exam. Here you can find the RMV manuals you should study and practice tests you should take to help you prepare. Our practice tests include hundreds of questions that are based on the RMV manuals and resemble those on the official learner’s permit exams. We’ve even created some marathon practice tests to get you fully prepped and ready to pass your permit exam.

  Kanopy Logo * available to patrons with a Stow library card

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that offers thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films, non-English language films, and theatrical releases. Kanopy includes the works of independent filmmakers and distributors such as the BBC, PBS and the Criterion Collection. Free to Randall Library card holding patrons, you can stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices by clicking here and logging in with your Randall library card number/username and password/pin. Randall patrons can stream 10 films per month and have them checked out for 72 hours each with unlimited viewing. For more information on how to get started with Kanopy click here. Enjoy!

Hoopla Logo

*available to patrons with a Stow library card
Hoopla Digital offers digital movies, music and more! 

Hoopla is a new digital media service where you can enjoy nearly half a million titles from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Plus, with Hoopla, there are no hold lists!

Use your Minuteman library card number and email address to create a Hoopla account at hoopladigital.com, or in the Hoopla Digital app for Apple/iOS, Android or Kindle Fire HDX. If you are using a computer, you may click here

For more information, or if you have questions please don't hesitate to visit or call us.  

HeritageQuest logo*exclusive to Stow residents
HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection includes  the following core data sets--U.S. Federal Censuses, genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, U.S. Serial Set records.

Ancestry Logo*in library use only
ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.

Consumer Reports logo*exclusive to Stow residents
Consumer Reports is a trusted source for product ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips. 

Overdrive logoOverDrive is your Minuteman Network source for downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Check out the Featured Collections at the left of the page. You can browse new titles, look for books that are always available (no waiting!), or find a travel guide for your eReader to take on your next trip. You can access it by clicking the link to the left, or by clicking here

If you're looking for a specific title, you might want to sign in to see all the books available for Randall patrons.

If you need a little help getting started with digital or audiobooks, check out the how-to guide specific for your device below. A detailed guide for downloading eBooks to your Kindle is here.

Device-specific instructions for downloading and using OverDrive can be found below:
Android devices
Mac devices with iOS
Windows8 devices

Mango Logo*exclusive to Stow residents
Mango Languages is recognized as a leading provider of online language learning services to libraries. The Mango Languages system offers more than 40 foreign language courses and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. You can even take a short course tailored to the vocabulary of the World Cup! Create a profile using your name, email, and library card number to keep track of your progress.

Freegal Logo*exclusive to Stow residents
Freegal is a free music, audiobook and music video download service where Randall patrons can get access to millions of songs from over 40,000 record labels, over 6,500 audiobooks and watch music videos by a number of popular artists. Stow library card holders can download three songs a week and stream over 3 hours of music a day from the site and import them into iTunes or onto a variety of devices. Create any number of playlists of all the songs that you like on Freegal and stream your playlists whenever you want to. The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod. It works on both PCs and Macs. Check out our new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices! 

You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.