E-BOOKS, ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE TO LIBRARY PATRONS DURING COVID-19
In the face of library closures, North Country patrons can take advantage of wide array of online services.
WATERTOWN, NY: North Country residents won’t be without library services, even if they find their local library has temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Any North Country Library System card holder has access to a wide variety of online resources, including e-books and online learning platforms. Visit the NCLS catalog at www.ncls.org to access the following resources:
OverDrive: Patrons can enjoy access to over 7,000 e-book titles and almost 2,000 e-audio titles in the NCLS OverDrive collection. Additionally, the NCLS OverDrive collection includes access to 25 different magazines, including Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Food Network, and HGTV.
Universal Class: Learners have access to over 500 different self-guided courses, including subjects in general education, teacher resources, office skills, and hobbies. These high quality, online courses include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and progress assessments to help students master learning outcomes.
ArtistWorks: Learn a musical instrument online! Each instrument has a massive lesson library that covers the fundamentals, advanced techniques, and key learning strategies. Lessons are accessible anywhere, from any device.
Transparent Language: Explore a new language using any Internet-connected device. Available in 110+ languages, including ESL, learners have the flexibility they need to learn a new language anytime, anywhere.
Fold3: Features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.
ReferenceUSA: Offers the most up-to-date data available in the market for small business owners and marketing professionals.
Cypress Resume: Jobseekers can build a resume with an easy-to-use template that provides concise, professional language to describe core tasks of a multitude of professions.
Any North Country resident can sign up for a library card online through the NCLS catalog at www.ncls.org by clicking on My Account and then Register for Library Card. This provides one full year of access to NCLS online resources without having to go to a library in person.
For those who may be new to downloading e-books or need assistance accessing online resources, NCLS will be setting up a help desk on the library catalog web page. Please check www.ncls.org for updates.
About the North Country Library System
The North Country Library System is a support organization that delivers services to the 65 public libraries located in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. Through shared library services, cooperative purchasing, coordinated literacy campaigns, and training, NCLS maximizes sharing, creativity, and innovation to help improve the lives of North Country residents at home, at work, at school, and at play.
Some of the services we offer at the library are, Cypress resume builder, copies, scanning, printing, computers, computer assistance, reference material, community room, Heritage room, geology, proctoring service, wide variety of programs and classes.