Friday, April 3, 2020 / by Amy McLeod
Just because our physical locations are closed at this time, that does not mean you can’t enjoy your local library! Our virtual library offers many online resources available for fun, education, and research.
- Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks are available from the Salem Public Library through two separate systems.
- cloudLibrary (note: available only to patrons within the Salem city limits
- Library2go (also known as “Libby” and powered by Overdrive)
- Children have a virtual library all their own at TumbleBooks, where they can check out animated picture books.
- Streaming videos, including recently run mainstream movies, art house films, documentaries and the Criterion Collection can be found at Kanopy. Kanopy has changed its checkout limit from 5 to 10 and expanded access to credit-free titles. Kanopy Kids has made unlimited access available in response to the closures.
- Have fun with crafts and creative activities! Creativebug offers unlimited access to thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts.
The Salem Public Library also offers current online subscriptions to meet many needs. A complete list of online resources is available at the library website: http://bit.ly/SPLonlineresources.
Some key resources include:
- Health and wellness information from Gale Health and Wellness Library
- Investment research from Morningstar and Value Line
- Consumer information from Consumer Reports
- Car repair from Chilton
- Online homework tools, including National Geographic Kids, Opposing Viewpoints and World Book Online
- Online learning solutions through LearningExpress Library to help students and professionals build academic skills, prepare for school and career certification tests, and more.
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