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October 20, 2014

Using the Library

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Using the Library

There is more to do at the Library than you might ever imagine!

Sure, you can find a book or do some research. But don't stop there. The Library is overflowing with ideas, information, activities and services.

 

Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Take DVDs home or download music
  • Listen to award-winning authors talk about their books
  • Get homework help in English or Spanish
  • Learn to use a computer
  • Enjoy a story time with your toddler
  • Get help with literacy or English as a Second Language.
  • Ask a Librarian by phone, email or online chat 24/7

 

... and much, much more!

 

It's all free - and it's all at your Library.

 

Get Started

 

Get a Library Card, learn how to check out and return items, sign up for email newsletters and podcasts or learn how to use the Library.

 

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Explore the Collection

 

Our extensive collection has more than 2 million items - including books, DVDs and CDsdownloadable e-books, audiobooks, music and video; online reference resources; and special collections.

 

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Using the Catalog

 

Learn how to create a username, search the catalog, place a hold, submit an Interlibrary Loan request and make a purchase suggestion.

 

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Attend Events & Classes

 

Don't miss out on free activities, including classes and special events for Children, Teens, Adults, World Languages speakers and English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

 

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Visit the Library

 

Plan a visit by getting information on hours and locations, computer equipment and meeting and study rooms.

 

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Get Help

 

Library staff and volunteers are always happy to help you. You can Ask a Librarian, get Homework Help, or get help for ADA/Special Services visitors or in other languages.

 

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