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Overdrive eBooks & Audiobooks
Download audio, eBooks, comics & graphic novels to computers, tablets and other mobile devices.
iVOX Books That Move! (available through the Google Play or Apple App stores)
iVOX is a children’s book app for ages 3-8, which engages and delights curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology. Part eBook, part audiobook and part virtual pop-up.
Simply download the iVOX app, choose Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and enter your PLYMC library card barcode to gain access. Select a book from the iVOX collection and tap on the cover to bring favorite stories to life. Available for both iOS and Android.
Enjoy digital magazines from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Download the Flipster app and browse and checkout magazines all from within the app.
Hoopla (Midwest Tape)
With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics with a valid library card.
Learn business, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals using these free video courses on the latest software, taught by industry experts. Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access LinkedIn Learning. For those using the LinkedIn Learning app on mobile devices, the library ID is: oh0248. See this User Guide for helpful tips.
Unlimited access to test preparation materials for over 1,000 different standardized exams. Access study guides and practice questions for exams including the GED, SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, Praxis, TOEFL, career and technical certification.
Northstar Digital Literacy
For anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology, this is a self-directed assessment and learning tool that covers a variety of technology scenarios. It comes complete with short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on a number of common computer topics. The Northstar resource is available 24×7 and library staff are available to help with the resource during regular hours.
Prenda’s Code Club is a learn-to-code software for the kids in your library community. Through Prenda, kids ages 8-18 will find an engaging experience as they learn how to code.
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses on many subjects, from academic skills to hobbies to general interest, with continuing education credits certified by the IACET.
Tales of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys
Listen to recordings of the broadcasts created by the Industrial Information Institute and originally aired over the radio in the 1950s!
For students in grades PreK–3, it pairs classic storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop essential real world knowledge using animation, audio, and interactive games.
Capstone Interactive eBooks
A library of over 500 unlimited use, interactive eBooks for grades 3-6 on the topics of science and social studies.
Highlights Library (Highlights)
More than 2,500 fiction and nonfiction digital stories and videos on topics such as animals, science, sports, and social emotional learning. Nurtures optimism and a love of reading. Includes read aloud feature and Lexile reading levels.
Digital Video Collection (INFOhio)
Streaming educational videos supporting all curriculum areas and Ohio’s Learning Standards. Segmented and downloadable, most include teacher guides. Can be shown in classrooms or at home
EBSCO eBook Collection (EBSCO)
More than 3,000 Open Access or public domain eBooks. Sources include Project Gutenberg, Generic NL Freebook Publisher, and Air University Press.
EBSCO Open Dissertations (EBSCO)
This resource now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.
Gale Directory Library (Gale)
This resource has specialized directories on companies, publishers, associations, media and more. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems.
Gale eBooks (Gale)
Find here encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems.
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American Memory (website)
Primary source materials for U.S. history and culture from the Library of Congress.
DPLA – Digital Public Library of America (website)
The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items–photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more–from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.
Google Books (website)
A service from Google which provides access to full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Internet Archive (website)
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Library of Congress Digital Collections (website)
Digitized materials from the Library of Congress such as: books, drawings, film, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, maps, and much more.
Ohio Memory (website)
This online scrapbook brings together primary source materials, such as letters and diaries, from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums around the state.