Use the Library Whenever, Wherever

March 13th, 2020

Use the Library Whenever, Wherever

Description

We offer a large collection of free electronic resources for all ages. Stay current with trends, catch up on the latest news, watch movies, read books, listen to audiobooks, learn a language, make something creative, and more, all from wherever you are.

To access all of our e-Resources, click here.


E-Entertainment & News

Overdrive & Libby App
• Read or listen to thousands of books and magazines or even watch movies using Overdrive.
• Overdrive’s Libby app makes accessing the features easy on a digital device.

Cloud Library
• Choose from thousands of downloadable audio or eBooks to borrow through your Library account.
• Find recent titles that might not yet be available elsewhere.
• Reserve upcoming releases.

Flipster
• Browse complete, digital editions of almost 100 magazines, journals, and periodicals on Flipster.
• Access both new and archived issues with a wide range of topics including news, politics, fashion, fitness, cooking, printable coloring books for adults, and many more.

The New York Times
• Get full access to nytimes.com from any computer connected to the Library’s internet network and read unlimited articles for free.
• To use the service away from the Library, ask a Library staff member for a 72-hour pass.


Movies & Music

Hoopla
• Download or stream movies or TV shows, read digital comic books and e-books, or listen to audiobooks and music.
• Borrow up to 12 titles a month.

Freegal
• Download up to 7 songs a week for free or stream up to 6 hours a day.
• Choose from over 13 million songs and 15,000 videos including today’s top hits.

Kanopy
• Stream indie flicks and documentaries from a catalog of more than 30,000 films and series.
• Collections include PBS Films, the Criterion Collection, the Great Courses, and more.
• Play up to 12 titles a month.


Library App

Download the Library app directly from the App Store or Google Play.

Library App
• Check your account, request holds, search titles/availability.
• Browse Library events.
• Find Library locations and hours.


Research & Learning

Lynda.com
• Hone new skills with a wide range of in-depth, online classes taught by experts.
• Download study materials and tests.
• Explore a broad subject matter—courses designed for all skill levels and interests— from art and design to marketing and software engineering and everything in between.

Pronunciator
• In-depth lessons to over 100 languages, including ESL
• Study guides for citizenship tests
• Personalized and structured lesson plans, travel prep, and more

MedlinePlus
• MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Website for patients and their families and friends and provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in easy-to-understand language.

Creativebug
• More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace.


Genealogy & Local History

Heritage Quest
• Free ancestry research databases from more than 60 countries with information dating back to the 1700s that is powered by U.S. Federal Consensus, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, Genealogy and local history books, Social Security Death Index and more

Ancestry.com Library Edition
• Access thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information and communicate with other researchers on message boards. Ancestry.com access is only available from inside Library locations.

Historic New Orleans Newspapers
• Explore New Orleans’ history through this vast collection of newspaper archives dating from today back to 1837.

Sanborn Maps
• Digitized maps detailing property and land-use for Louisiana cities and towns from 1885 to 1951

Louisiana Digital Library
• An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana’s history, culture, places, and people


Just for Kids

Homework LA
• Work with live, online tutors specializing in a variety of subjects.
• Get homework and study help with kindergarten through basic college curriculums.
• Access free online writing, career or adult education centers.

ABC Mouse
• Fun and engaging educational games
• Curriculums designed for pre-K through early elementary school students
ABC Mouse access is only available from inside Library locations.

Learning Express
• Comprehensive and interactive online learning platform
• Tests, courses, software tutorials, and career prep
• Designed for middle school, high school and college students, and adults
• Resources available in English and Spanish

Britannica Library
• Discover easy to use, award-winning online encyclopedias designed for children, teens, and young adults.

Other News

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