Springfield-Greene County Library Online Resources for Self-Distancing

Your favorite Library programs may be canceled, or you’re staying indoors to protect your health during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but you can do and see a lot through the Springfield-Greene County Libray’s 24-hour library – thelibrary.org. The Library website and your library card give you access to great digital entertainment including e-books, magazines, movies, music, audiobooks and children’s entertainment. All ages can research popular topics, get homework help or read major newspapers online, too.

Here are some popular and useful online resources to get you through the current health crisis, and beyond.

Download e-books and audiobooks the easy way with Libby.

Visit springfield.overdrive.com Download e-books, audiobooks and videos through OverDrive.

Access e-books for children with the TumbleBookLibrary. It’s a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading! There are over 1100 titles, including 350 animated, talking picture books! The site also features graphic novels, read-along chapter books, and non-fiction books.

Visit Hoopla for e-books, videos, music and audiobooks. No holds needed, content is always available.

Read an unlimited number of your favorite magazines or listen to audiobooks through RB Digital.

Learn a new language with Mango Languages, an online language learning system that teaches conversational skills for practical communication.

Get to know Lynda.com, and learn software, technical, creative and business skills through more than 3,000 courses and 150,000 high-quality video tutorials taught by industry experts.

Love history? Delve into some fascinating articles and personal letters from our past. Thelibrary.org/lochist has easy links to rich collections about the impact of the Civil War on the Ozarks, ozarkscivilwar.org; a Civil War photo archive, the Max Hunter Song Collection, the Ethnic Life Stories Project, historic Springfield photos, the Frisco story, and much more. Visit missourioverthere.org for stories, photos and documents revealing Missourians’ role in World War I.

Your world – and your business research doesn’t have to stop, either. Check out: · Business Insights: Global for company, industry and investment reports as well as hundreds of business periodical articles and more. · Reference USA, providing U.S. and Canadian business and residential information, including phone numbers, addresses, sales volume, and historical company information. Helpful for finding jobs or healthcare providers, learning industry trends, and conducting in-depth market research.

There are dozens of reference sites beyond these that offer reliable sources for genealogical research, consumer health articles, homework help for all ages and more. Visit thelibrary.org/research and see what you can discover on the 24-hour library!