You know that your library offers books. You might even have come in to use our public computers or brought children to storytime. But your library offers so much more! Our staff has shared some of the library’s biggest surprises for our users. Did you know your library offers these useful resources?
I just had someone say that she didn't know that we subscribe to Consumer Reports. She was so happy to know that she can access this resource through our website.
Today a user came in to check the status of her hold on a GRE study guide. All 8 copies, unfortunately, were still checked out, so she was thrilled to hear about Testing & Education Reference Center, which offers practice tests and study materials for high school, college, graduate school and career-related exams.
Lynda - plain and simple. I always do a little song and dance before every computer class, telling people about resources they can use from home. I always get someone who says, "I didn't know you had Lynda!"
I have told many people about Freegal. I've always gotten the reaction of, "I never knew about that!" I make sure to let them know that they own the music - five free song downloads per week - and that it is DRM free.
Recently I’ve spoken to seniors who are winter visitors, and didn't realize that you could use the Cloud Library service even when in another state for part of the year. Once they heard that was possible they became more interested in Cloud Library. After giving them instruction on how to use e-audiobooks through Cloud Library they decided to skip checking out our audiobooks from the shelves and use Cloud Library instead!
All of these resources are available for free with your library card! Check out our A - Z List of Resources to learn more.