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You need a card to use most of our online resources. If you don’t have one you can apply online.

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The library has many online resources that you can access from home

  • Learn a language with one of these online learning platforms,
  • Freegal is a music download site that gives you free access to music files you can keep! It’s limited to 5 songs per week, but once you download them you can keep them forever! Watch the tutorial to see how it works then follow the link at the bottom of the page.
  • Kanopy provides free access to streaming movies! Check out this tutorial to see how it works then follow the link at the bottom of the page.
  • If you are looking for ebooks or downloadable audio books, we’ve got two great resources in Overdrive and RBDigital. Learn more about both of them on this page.
  • Brainfuse is an online tutoring suite for students, adult learners, and job seekers. This tutorial gives an overview of all it has to offer.
  • Need a reliable online research source? Try Gale or Credo for authoritative answers to your questions.
  • Searching for a phone number or address? Or how about business research? ReferenceUSA is a database providing information on residential and business information from across the country. Watch this tutorial to learn more about his powerful tool.
  • How about a little genealogy research? You can use Heritage Quest from home with your library card. Unfortunately, Ancestry does not allow access from outside the library building.

The library is so much more than books and we are here to help you! Watch video tutorials for many of our online services as well as general technology on this page.