Audio Visual Resources
Are you trying to...
...find an entertaining movie?
The Internet Movie Database, more commonly known as IMDb, is a great place to find information about movies. The database is searchable by movie title or actor's name, and it provides plenty of information such as user ratings, cast listings, and plot summaries. IMDb even allows you to create a "Watch List" so that you can keep track of all the movies that you want to see in one convenient location.
Moviefone is another great resource that allows you to quickly locate showtimes at your local theaters, watch movie trailers, or find other information like viewers' scores, critics' scores, plot summaries, cast listings, release dates, and more.
Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic collect reviews from a variety of critics for both new and old films. RogerEbert.com lists reviews from the best-known of these critics, the late Roger Ebert, and other critics still post reviews of newer films on the website.
If you can't remember the name of a movie that you want to watch, try using the Instant Movie Name website. All you have to do is type in the information you know, and the website figures out the name of the movie!
Finally, don't forget to look at our Staff Favorites page and our list of new three and seven day movies. You can also check out InstantFlix, where you can access thousands of feature films, shorts, documentaries, classic television shows, and web series!
...determine if a film is appropriate for your child?
...locate a stellar CD?
All Music provides information about a particular album's track listing, awards, and release information. The site offers a blog, highlights staff picks, and showcases the newest music releases. You can even search for music based on a distinct genre, your mood, or a particular theme.
Billboard.com gives you a look at the most popular songs and albums available today, from their signature charts to their reports on the latest music headlines.
...look up the newest TV show?
TV.com is a comprehensive television website that is searchable by shows, news, and even listings. The site provides you with customized listings based on zip code, TV provider, and service package. Individual show pages provide an episode guide, cast and crew listing, reviews, trivia, and even some full episodes.
Metacritic also has a TV section.
...keep up on video game news?
...discover an engaging audiobook?
Librivox features public domain audiobooks that have been read by volunteers all over the world. The site can be searched by author, title, genre, or language, and even features books that have been read by several voices. The books can be listened to on computers, iPods, MP3 players or can even be burned to CDs.
StoryNory is an audiobook website geared toward children that offers classics, fairy tales, educational stories, and much more. Each story is accompanied by a full text, and a new audio story is published every week. The site is also searchable so that kids can find their favorite stories with ease.
Lit2Go is another children's website that features literature and poetry. The site is searchable by author, title, genre, or readability, and every work is accompanied by an abstract, citation, playing time, reading level, and word count. Each audio work is also accompanied by a full text, and some are even accompanied by student activities or reading approaches.
In addition, make sure to check out our listing of New Audiobooks!
...find audio visual resources for a disabled friend or family member?
Check out the Talking Books program!
...learn a language?
The library offers audio materials to help the beginner learn over 30 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Norwegian, Turkish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Hindi, and Hawaiian. You can search for these items by using the search function on the library's main page.
The Mango Language Database also helps you learn new languages through interactive lessons. Mango features over 60 languages, including Arabic, Dari, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Icelandic, Yiddish, and even Pirate!