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Libraries may be closed, but their online resources are still available

The Witwer Center Book Club meets in the Un-conference Room at the Cedar Rapids Public Library downtown branch as childr
The Witwer Center Book Club meets in the Un-conference Room at the Cedar Rapids Public Library downtown branch as children run through the children’s section and patrons check out books at kiosks in the Customer Service Commons on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)
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With many library buildings closed to the public, including Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha, they still have a plethora of online resources available. All you need is your library card to access these services. Libraries that are closed have extended due dates on checked out materials for the time being. Some libraries are still offering curbside hold pickup. Don’t see your library here? Check their websites for resources.

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cloud Library

yourcloudlibrary.com

Cloud Library brings you a seamless eBook experience. Start your book on one device and then resume on another! The Metro Library Network brings you yet another resource for free e-books through the 3M Cloud Library. Access e-books anywhere using the 3M app on your mobile device or computer.

Freegal

crlibrary.freegalmusic.com/home? showPopup=true

Cedar Rapids citizens can download a limited number of free mp3 files from this free and legal service. (Available for Cedar Rapids residents)

Hoopla

hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla

Download and stream free videos, music, audiobooks, comics, and e-books to your mobile device or computer. (Available for Cedar Rapids and Marion residents)

Kanopy

crlibrary.kanopy.com

Watch over 30000 documentaries, classic and indie films through this streaming service. (Available for Cedar Rapids and Marion residents)

Lynda.com

lynda.com/portal/sip?org=crlibrary.org

Have access to thousands of free online training videos and courses. Help with Photoshop, Excel, financial literacy, writing etc. (Available for Cedar Rapids residents)

Overdrive:

mln.overdrive.com

Overdrive allows you to borrow eBook and Audiobooks from us here at the Cedar Rapids Public Library — anywhere, anytime. All you need is your library card number! Use this service anywhere.

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For more information on this and all the programs offered at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, visit CRLibrary.org or call (319) 261-READ.

Iowa City Public Library

Overdrive and Libby

icpl.overdrive.com

Stream or download e-books and audiobooks from Overdrive to your device or computer.

RBdigital

iowacityia.rbdigital.com

Stream or download more than 175 magazines through the RBdigital app.

Kanopy

icpl.kanopy.com

Stream over 26,000 films and documentaries to your TV, device, or computer.

Local Music Project

icpl.org/local-music-projecT

Our own collection of albums by Eastern Iowa musicians available to download for free. (Available to Johnson County residents.)

The Library Channel

icpl.org/video

Watch recorded Iowa City Public Library events anytime from our video site.

Digital History Project

history.icpl.org

Browse digital items that reflect the history of Iowa City and rural Johnson County.

Other online resources can be found at icpl.org/books-more/digital-library.

Marion Public Library

eBooks

marionpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/ebooks

The library subscribes to Overdrive and CloudLibrary e-book services. HooplaDigital also has e-books, graphic novels, and comics, and Tumblebooks has kids books.

Movies

marionpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/streaming-services

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The library offers access to two streaming movie services: Kanopy and HooplaDigital.

Audiobooks

marionpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/downloadable-audiobooks

The library subscribes to Overdrive and RBDigital downloadable audiobook services. HooplaDigital also has audiobooks, and Tumblebooks has kids books.

RBDigital Magazines

marionpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/rbdigital-magazines

Download full-text magazines using the library’s RBDigital subscription.

Freegal Downloadable Music: marionpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/freegal-downloadable-music

Download and keep DRM-free music from the Freegal Music Catalog.

Online Resources

marionpubliclibrary.org/e-library/online-resources

Consult genealogical databases, update your resume with career resources, or find your next read with Novelist. There also are databases of newspaper and magazine articles, literature and biography databases, and other resources geared toward students K-12.

Library App for Your Smartphone

marionpubliclibrary.org/e-library/mln2go-bookmyne-smart-phone-apps

Take the Marion Public Library everywhere with MLN Mobile (for Android and iPhone).

If you need help, call (319) 377-3412. The library phones will be staffed during normal business hours.

Hiawatha Public Library

3M Cloud Library

ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/crlibrary/Featured

eBooks from publishers distinct from Overdrive. Keep e-books for 21 days with no worries about late fees.

Freegal

hiawatha.freegalmusic.com/home

Stream up to 3 hours of music daily and download up to 5 songs each week. Freegal offers access to about 16 million songs with music that originates in over 100 countries.

Kanopy

hiawatha.kanopy.com

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that provides access over 30,000 documentaries, foreign and classic films. The Great Courses and selections from PBS are also available.

Overdrive

mln.overdrive.com

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Overdrive offers downloadable books for any device that can read. epub or Kindle files. Keep e-books for 14 or 21 days (your choice) with no worries about late fees.

RBDigital Audio and RBDigital Magazines

metrolibrary.rbdigital.com

Download digital audiobooks and full digital copies of your favorite magazines accessible on your computer or mobile device.

Additional online resources are available at hiawathapubliclibrary.org/digital-resources. Those with questions may call (319) 393-1414 during normal business hours.

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