We want to ensure you have access to online resources during our closure, so we are
- Ordering additional copies of popular ebook and eaudio titles in OverDrive and CloudLibrary, to reduce or eliminate hold lists.
- Doubling monthly Hoopla checkout limits to 40.
In addition, our database vendors are also offering free or enhanced services during this time, which we will make available to you for as long as they are offered:
- For Pre-K students, Miss HumbleBee's Academy offers learning exercises in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music to prepare children for Kindergarten (through June 30, 2020).
- Brainfuse has added additional tutors for their live hours, and is providing stronger support for their 24/7 learning tools such as Skill Surfer and MEET online collaboration.
- The popular genealogy resource Ancestry, normally restricted to in-library use, is available to you at home (through July 31, 2020). (Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.)
- Pronunciator has added special COVID-19 lessons in 101 languages to help learners communicate with health care professionals - perfect for English Language Learners.
- Gale in Context for Middle School, High School, or College offers age-appropriate interdisciplinary content that encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation (through June 30, 2020).
All you need to access these resources (as well as the rest of our databases and e-media) is an active CPL library card. We have changed expiration dates on all library cards set to expire during our closure, and will renew already-expired cards for residents online if you contact us. Don't have a card? You can apply online to receive a temporary card good for 90 days.