Some, but not all, of these free resources require an Aurora Public Library Card and a PIN. If you have a library card, but get blocked because your card has expired or you have forgotten your PIN, send an email to contact@EAPLD.org. I will try to address your issue the next time I’m in the library building.
New on 4/1:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is now available (e-book and audiobook) with no waiting – simultaneous use – through the end of April
New on 3/24: Mid-America Books is giving free access to all their e-books and databases through June 2020.
New on 3/24: Teaching Books resources – free access through at least the middle of September.
NEW: TumbleBooks is making their database of ebooks available FREE to all Public Libraries through the end of August 2020. Just click on the link to read the book on a computer or other device. Library card and PIN are NOT required, so spread the word! A big thanks to the folks at TumbleBooks who made this available to community members who don’t currently have a library card!
Adult Romance books: Just so you know, Tumblebooks describe these as “Steamy Romance novels”
Indiana Digital Download Center: Free downloads of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and magazines. Requires a valid Aurora Public Library District card and PIN. If you’ve used your library card recently, we’ve updated your expiration date to be good through the end of May 2020. If you have an expired card, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s be kind to each other by remembering to return our digital items after we’ve read them! Remember the Magazines are simultaneous use, so never any waiting for one of the magazines!
Here’s a tutorial to get you started on digital downloads, if you’re new to this: Getting Started
These resources can be accessed through the Online Resources link of the Library’s web page:
Heritage Quest: This is a great way to begin looking at your family history and can be accessed remotely from a home computer or device. If you’re new to this, you may want to click on Research Aids at the top of the Heritage web page and then “Ancestry Anne’s Top 10 Search Tips” in the “Getting Started” box.
World Book Online and Britannica: Great resources for everyone, and you can select the resources appropriate to each age level.
Small Engine Repair: This is what you need when it’s grass-cutting season and you can’t get your lawn mower started! Also great for chain saws, motorcycles and other small power equipment.
A to Z USA: check this out for information on regional and ethnic foods, including recipes, agricultural products, and historical cookbooks.
Travel and Geographical information is available with these three resources:
A To Z in the USA
A to Z World Travel
Global Road Warriors
We have grouped reliable health resources together under the heading Health and Medical Resources. This group of resources was collated through the work of the American Library Association.
Much, much more is available so scroll through all the resources at: https://eapld.org/online-resources/