Libraries have come a long way since I combed the childrens' stacks for the latest Encyclopedia Brown book. MCPL now offers e-books, e-magazines, audiobooks, online classes, downloadable and streaming music, online articles, test preparation, and STEM Go! Kits for kids. You can use your library card to learn to play a musical instrument, sing, or make art, or even earn your high school diploma!
Want to learn more about what a library card can do for you? Here's a list of 20 free library resources and services that might be new to you.
- Earn your high school diploma.
- Check Consumer Reports from home.
- Learn to play a musical instrument, sing, or make art through ArtistWorks.
- Learn a language online.
- Find a musical score online.
- Stream one of 250 performances of the world's leading plays.
- Borrow books from libraries across the country.
- Prepare for the SAT, LSAT, NCLEX and more.
- Search your family history with HeritageQuest Online.
- Take an online technology, business, or creative class with Gale Courses.
- Download e-books.
- Start your own business.
- Download music from Freegal.
- Renew your materials online.
- Download audiobooks.
- Read an e-magazine from home.
- Discover your next favorite book.
- Check out exercise videos.
- Find articles, encyclopedias, and biographical information for your school project.
- Put a book on hold online.
Library cards empower their users. So tell your family, tell your friends! There's so much you can do with a library card. Sign up for one today!.