7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!

1. Have your own film festival at home.

View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

2. Test drive the hottest new music -- and get some for free!

Through Freegal, you can stream and download artists like D'Angelo, Hozier and Meghan Trainor -- or find some older unknown gems. 

3. Read new magazines without leaving your couch.

Take a break from the family and delve into a magazine. The library's Zinio service offeres e-versions of all your favorite magazines, like The Atlantic, Esquire, O Oprah Magazine and Dwell!

4. Get a jump start on that New Year's resolution.

Learn a new language with interactive Mango Languages. There are more than 70 languages to choose from, so the possibilities to impress are endless.

5. Ditch the paperback.

Overdrive is becoming one of the library's worst-kept secrets: You can download ebooks and eaudiobooks instantly and start reading now.

6. Learn something, start a new hobby.

Learn how to mix your own drinks, decorate cakes, take better digital photos and more through classes offered in Universal Class. The structured classes allow you to learn at your own pace.

7. Gain some knowledge the easy way.

Stream documentaries from A to Z with Access Video.

What's your favorite way to enjoy the library instantly? Share your favorites with us on twitter (we're @dcpl) with the hashtag #instantdcpl.