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January 28 2021

Hold lines for eBooks can get very long for new and popular titles, but here are a few tips to find materials with no hold line. Your library card gives you access to a vast world of entertainment and learning via eResources. Still, we understand that keeping up with how to utilize all of the library's eResources can be difficult. Niche Academy is where you will be able to find step-by-step videos and/or instructions for the most commonly used online resources.

Here are some tips and tricks for finding digital material to check out immediately. These titles are often not brand new, but many are last year or the year before.

  1. OverDrive & Libby
  2. Tumblebooks for Pre-K through to Grade 6
    • No wait list - material is always available
    • Tumblebooks are created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing picture books that you can read or have read to you
  3. Hoopla
    • Bonus Borrows do not count against your monthly borrowing limit. You can borrow as many items from this collection as you'd like
  4. CloudLibrary
    • limiting your search in Filter --> Available Now, to find titles that have no holds
  5. PressReader
    • instant access to newspapers and magazine

Your library card offers you many eResource options for children and students.

Other non-library options for children can be found here.

Be sure to check with your local library to learn about their services and virtual programming. Please note that each library is individual; therefore, results may vary from community to community.

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