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Here are 25 great services that you can have free access to with your library card.

  1. Download e-magazines from Zinio.
  2. Take high quality, online classes from Gale Courses.
  3. Use the Digital Media Lab to learn, explore, and create digital media.
  4. Download music from Freegal.
  5. Check out a science-themed Go! Kit, which also contains a mini iPad, for you and your child.
  6. Put a book on hold online.
  7. Download e-books.
  8. Use Microsoft Office to build skills.
  9. Use public PCs to create online documents.
  10. Renew your materials online.
  11. Download audiobooks.
  12. Learn a language online.
  13. Sign up for email notification.
  14. Stream classical, folk or world music.
  15. Stream classic theatre productions.
  16. Prepare for the SAT, ASVAB, and more.
  17. Get online auto repair information.
  18. Check Consumer Reports from home.
  19. Use self-service checkout machines.
  20. Pick up a good read.
  21. Borrow materials from libraries around the country.
  22. Find magazine and newspaper articles online.
  23. Search your family history with HeritageQuest Online.
  24. Borrow a Kill-A-Watt kit.
  25. Learn to read online with BookFlix.