15 Apr Expanded Digital Library Branch
Our newly expanded Digital Library Branch makes it easier than ever to use your Zionsville Public Library! We’ve added several new online services which allow you to download or stream audiobooks, eBooks, comics, videos, product reviews, news, and much more! Drop by our Digital Library Branch and browse the following new services, plus many more you probably already enjoy:
Foundation Directory Online – Searchable database with comprehensive information about foundations and other grant makers. Details include insights into previously awarded grants, recipient information, descriptions, and types of support available.
Small Business Builder – Expert information about starting and operating a business. You’ll discover 24-hour expertise covering finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.
Library Tutorials – Learn how to use and get the most from the free services offered through the Library’s Digital Branch. You’ll find video and written instructions about many of our online services and other internet staples like Facebook and Gmail.
Creativebug – This unique online service is loaded with more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Topics range from art and design, to sewing, baking, jewelry, and party planning. There’s even a section full of kids’ crafting classes. Grab your Library card and get ready to nurture your creativity & be inspired through unlimited access to Creativebug.
Consumer Reports – Make informed purchasing decisions with full access to Consumer Reports articles and ratings. You’ll discover reliable information, trusted reviews and buying advice for thousands of products and services, including appliances, cars, electronics, and health care. Log in today with your Library Card.
hoopla – Enjoy instant access to 600,000 streaming and downloadable titles in a variety of formats: audiobooks, comics, eBooks, movies, music, and TV shows. This extensive collection includes fan-favorite movies, newly released albums, New York Times bestselling titles, and exclusive STEAM educational content. Stream these titles from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the hoopla digital app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku. Patrons may check out up to 5 titles each month. No wait, no holds, and no overdue fines!
More unique and valuable services are on the way and will be available on our website soon. You have so much more to look forward to, so get your Library Card ready for the following:
Acorn TV – Unlimited Access to the best in British TV and film. Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming. You can binge-watch popular shows like Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, Inspector George Gently, Vera, Murdoch Mysteries, and more. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch on your mobile device or desktop computer.
EBSCO Discovery Services – Did you know you can search many of the Library’s resources in one click? Soon, you will be able to visit the Library’s website and type your keyword or topic into our main search box. The most relevant results will then appear for your research. Once you select the best content for your topic, you can print, email, save, cite and export each result.
Kanopy – This popular on-demand film streaming service will be available for free on the Library’s website. Library card holders may access and sign up for Kanopy to start streaming films instantly. Enjoy more than 30,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, The Great Courses, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Download the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku to make this service compatible with your home computer, television, or mobile device.
New York Times Online – We’re offering free digital access to The New York Times both inside the Library and on your mobile device or home computer. Simply visit our website soon to access unlimited articles.
RB Digital – With RBdigital Audiobooks, you will have access to more than 28,000 audiobooks, many with unlimited access. This means you may download or stream these titles without delay. No holds, no waiting, and no overdue fines. Watch for this service to go live and start enjoying classics like The Hobbit and Great Expectations or contemporary favorites like Red Rising and Outlander. You’ll also discover non-fiction, self-help, children’s and teen’s titles. Plus, hundreds of new titles are added every month so you’ll always have something new and interesting to listen to.
We hope you’ll enjoy all of these opportunities to use your Zionsville Public Library. Visit our Digital Library Branch to get started today!