Our libraries have returned to regular service hours and we're excited to welcome you back to a fine-free library experience.

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We're offering in-person services at most library locations.

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Don’t have a library card? Get immediate access to our resources.

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Reconnect with the library this summer! Renew your love of reading, learning, and community. Reimagine the future. Read.

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Great ways to keep young minds active and learning.

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Read or listen to e-books, audiobooks, and even comics on almost any device or computer.

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Stream movies, TV and documentaries on your computer, mobile device, or TV.

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Stream songs, albums, and playlists. Listen to podcasts recorded live in our libraries.

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Check out digital copies of top magazines. Access newspapers from around the world.

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Subject information from journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, statistical resources, and more.

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Learn a new language, watch a video tutorial, or enroll in an online course.

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Access photographs, maps, and other rare and historical collections.

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Connect with us via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or with accounts from your local branch.

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