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Library staff is happy to help you learn how to use your new device, or teach you new tricks on your old one. We would love to help you get started with any of the following digital resources that the library provides to you for free! Your library card is your access to free digital and electronic resources. If you don’t have a library card, stop in and get one today. It is free!

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eBooks & Audiobooks

Cloud Library (used to be 3M)

3M is a library of e-books that the Sioux Center Public Library has purchased. The books may be checked out for 2 weeks and return automatically after that time. With shorter hold lists than Wilbor and a user-friendly interface, 3M provides a pleasurable reading experience. Instructions for KindleFire.

Access: Mac, PC, android, Apple, KindleFire, Nook

Log in: 8 digits (first time only) (click here for picture)

Need help? Check out these FAQs and User Guide or contact your library!

Overdrive (Bridges)

Overdrive (Bridges, formerly WILBOR) offers ebooks & audiobooks. Overdrive books are available for rural Sioux County and Sioux Center library patrons. There is a limit of 3 books at a time.  The books return after 2 weeks. In addition to the full collection, Overdrive has dedicated kids and teen reading rooms, so that your children see age-appropriate content.

Access: Mac, PC, android, Apple, KindleFire, Nook

Manual transfer: MP3 players, older Kindles

Log in: Via SCPL’s website, 14 digits

Need help? Watch this starter video or contact your library!

OneClick Digital

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OneClick Digital is a collection of audiobooks that you can download and listen to for 2 weeks (renewable). OneClick Digital offers shorter waiting lists than Wilbor. New bestsellers are added quarterly. Now includes a limited selection of ebooks.

Access: PC, Mac, android, Apple, KindleFire, Nook

Manual transfer: Mp3 players, older Kindles

Log in: 14 digits, then create an account

Need help? Check out this site with video tutorials, FAQs, and troubleshooting tips, call 877-772-8346 to speak to a OneClick digital support representative, email support@oneclickdigital.com or contact your library!
Did you know that OneClick digital offers a free webinar each month to help you learn how to use it? Click here to register for a webinar.

Arbordale

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Arbordale is a collection of children’s books with science or math connections.  All of the books include pictures, audio, and quizzes. In addition, teacher resources and activities are available that correlate with each book.

Access: Online or iPad

Log in: 14 digits or call us for the site code!

TumbleBooks & TumbleBooks Junior

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TumbleBooks Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books, read-alongs, Tumble TV, puzzles and games for children.  Teacher resources are available. TumbleBooks Junior includes ebooks for juniors, read-alongs, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks.

Access: 14 digits

Log in: Via SCPL’s websiste

Need help? Check out this video tour or app tour!

Music & Magazines

Freegal

Freegal is a collection of music. Why pay for music when you could download it for free through the library? Each patron may download 5 songs every week and they are yours to keep!  They never need to be returned.

Access: Online with Mac/PC, android, apple

Manual transfer: CDs, MP3 player

Log in: 8 digits (click here for picture)

Need help? Check out these frequently asked questions or contact your library!

Zinio

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Zinio is a collection of over 50 different magazines that you can download and read for free through the Sioux Center Public Library. There is no limit to how many magazines you may download and you do not have to return them. You’ll never have to wait for a magazine!

Access: PC, Mac, Apple, Android, KindleFire, Nook, Blackberry, Win 8

Log in: 14 digits, then create an account

Need help? Watch tutorials, read FAQs, or download a user guide. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Upgraded collection Dec. 2015: The new URL is https://www.rbdigital.com/councilbluffsia/service/zinio. When you check out your first magazine you will need to create a new account, BUT if you use the same email address and library card information, your previously checked out magazines will continue to be available to you. On mobile devices make sure to select “Western Iowa Network” as your library instead of the old “Sioux-Plymoth Digital Consortium.” If you have any questions or need some assistance, please give us a call or stop by the library.

Language Learning

Mango Languages

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Mango is an online language learning program. With 57 foreign languages, 17 English as a Second Language courses, and 4 religious/ scholarly languages, start learning a new language today. Foreign language learning movies are now available.

Access: Online or App, Android, KindleFire, Nook

Log in: Via SCPL’s website, 14 digits (may create an account to save progress)

Need help: Click here to see an introductory video!

 

News for You

News for You offers easy to read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Seven new stories are posted each Wednesday, along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, and a poll. Listen to each story in full or sentence-by-sentence.

Access: Online

Log in: Call us for the password.

Basic ESL

basiceslBasic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. No computer experience is necessary.

Access: Online

Log in: Via SCPL’s website, create an account to save progress.

 

Research & Study

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of free, highly interactive, online instructor-led courses. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of any course.
Access: Online (mobile device compatible)
Log in: 14 digits, then create an account
Need help? Check out this site or contact a librarian.

LearningExpress Library

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LearningExpress Lirbary is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and skills, licensing exam preparation, college and graduate school admissions exam prep, HSED (GED) prep, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages.

Access: Online

Log in: Via SCPL’s website, then create an account.

Need help? Watch a video to help you get started or stop by the library.

 

Encyclopedia Britannica

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Encyclopedia Britannica allows you access to a full encyclopedia. Now you can read all the articles from your house. In addition there are videos that you can watch, download, and use in school presentations.

Access: Online

Log in: Via SCPL’s website, 14 digits  

Need help? Check out these videos!

EbscoHost

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EbscoHost is a database and research tool. It has articles, full text magazines, newspapers, and reference tools. There are 9 databases including auto repair, small business, Explora for Primary Schools, Explora Educator’s Edition, and Job and Career Accelerator. Consumer Reports is now included!

Access: Online

Log in: Call us for the username and password!

Need help? Tutorials and FAQs are found here, or stop by for some assistance.

Newspaper Archives

Search newspaper archives of Sioux County newspapers. Among the included papers are the Sioux center News, Hawarden Independent, Alton Democrat, Rock Valley Bee, Sioux County Index Reporter, Ireton Examiner, Sioux County Capital Democrat, Sioux County Herald, Hull Index, Sibley Gazette, and Hospers Tribune. Go to the site to see a full list of papers and years.

Note: We are in the process of transferring our archives. During the transfer, both the old site and the new site are available for your use.

Access: Online

Need help? Read step-by-step instructions for searching and saving, or contact your library!

 

Driving-Test.org

dlDriving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offers free DMV practice tests to library patrons. It includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Access: Online

Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus

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Novelist Plus is a tool within Ebsco.  Looking for your next great book? Novelist is an online readers’ resource that helps you uncover your next great read. Find author or title read-alikes for both fiction and nonfiction books! Click here to see how this works directly from our catalog without ever logging in.

Access: Online

Log in: Call us for the username and password!

Need help? Watch a video or browse the help articles. Any librarian will be happy to help you learn how to use this tool.

 

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