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*Some companies are offering temporary access to their online services during the COVID-19 crisis. 


No library card? No worries!

While the Library is closed, you can apply for a temporary internet-only library card. 
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Requires an OCPL library card:


WVDeli for Teens: Books on your tablet or smartphone

Audiobooks, ebooks, streaming video, and more are available through WVDeli. You can even download check-out materials to your smartphones with the Libby app from Overdrive (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play).

All it takes to login and start borrowing is your Ohio County Public Library card and 4-digit PIN. 

➤ Browse WVDeli and check out materials on your laptop or computer
➤ Download Overdrive's Libby app


Hoopla Young Adult Collection: No waitlists on e-books ever!

Rick Riordan, Lois Lowry, Rin Chupeco, Kiera Cass as well as classics by Tolkien, Alcott, and Austen are all available anytime on Hoopla — no waitlists ever! Download audiobooks and ebooks straight to your phone with the Hoopla app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). 

Start accessing young adult digital ebooks and audiobooks through Hoopla!  

NOTE: The first time you use Hoopla, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "Get Started" button on the homepage. Registration to Hoopla requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card. 


Method Test Prep: Online ACT & SAT test prep

Method Test Prep - Online ACT and SAT test prep

Designed to work seamlessly with students’ unique learning styles and busy schedules, Method Test Prep’s ACT and SAT prep programs help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points. Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help students strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. Students also build their fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills.

Start studying with Method Test Prep today

NOTE: Method Test Prep is available through RBdigital.The first time you use RBdigital, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "REGISTER" link in the upper right corner of the homepage or from the RBdigital app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to RBdigital requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card.


Transparent Language Online: Online language learning

Transparent LanguageTransparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities.

Over 100 Languages (and Growing!): From Afrikaans to Zulu (and French, Russian, and Chinese in between), the number of languages available is constantly growing. Transparent Language’s proprietary EveryVoice™ technology speech-enables classic learning activities like Multiple Choice and Pronunciation Practice, allowing you to compare your pronunciation to that of a native speaker.

Transparent Language Online is available through RBdigital.The first time you use RBdigital, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "REGISTER" link in the upper right corner of the homepage or from the RBdigital app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to RBdigital requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card.

Start learning with Transparent Language Online today!


FreegalListen to popular music online

Freegal Music

Freegal is a free music service that offers access to over 13 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. Download up to five songs a week and they're yours to keep! Forever. And you can stream music 24-hours a day, now through September 30, 2020.

All you need to get started is your library card number and PIN (the first four letters of your last name, all in lowercase letters).

➤ Listen to and download music through Freegal!  

NOTE: You can stream and download music on your smartphone through the Freegal app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play).


No library card needed:


Khan Academy: Online lessons in school subjects

Khan Academy Kids

Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free!

Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.

Sign up at Khan Academy today for free!


LearningExpress Library™: College Admissions Test Preparation

LearningExpress Library

An offering of the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA), LearningExpress Library's "College Admissions Test Preparation" module has ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT test prep, study guides and practice exams for AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Lit, Statistics, Government, History, and more, and guidance for writing your college admissions essay.

For High School and Middle School students, the LearningExpress "Student Center" module has resources for improving your math, English, social studies, technology, and logic & reasoning skills. 

Thanks to the WVLA, LearningExpress Library is free for all West Virginians, though you will have to register with an email address and create a password to access exams and study guides.

Register with LearningExpress Library to get started.


CODE.org: Learn Computer Science from Home!

Code dot org

Learn the fundamentals of  HTML, CSS, blocks, and JavaScript.  CODE.org provides introductory and complex programming environments where you can design an app, make animations and games, and create web pages. Lessons range for kids grades 6-12.

Create an account to save your progress and projects. Or just start coding - no account needed. All courses are available at no cost.

CODE.org: For Kids Grades 6-12 


NASA at Home: STEM activities online

NASA at Home

NASA at Home brings together a repository of binge-worthy videos and podcasts, engaging E-books on a variety of topics, do-it-yourself projects, and virtual and augmented reality tours, which include the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station, as well as an app that puts you in the pilot’s seat of a NASA aircraft.

NASA at Home: Index Page
NASA at Home: Science Lessons Grades 6-8
NASA at Home: Science Lessons Grades 9-12


WVInfoDepotthe West Virginia eLibrary

WVInfoDepot

WVInfoDepot is an anywhere, anytime library for West Virginians that you can access from your home pc, school library, or mobile device. WVInfoDepot provides access to millions of magazine and newspaper articles, ebooks, digital images, test preparation, primary source materials and more.

WVInfoDepot.org is funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the West Virginia Library Commission. Additional resource funding is provided by the State of West Virginia.

West Virginians can explore online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers, and other reference works through WVInfoDeport.org or through their public library website. Some resources listed below may ask you to enter a username and password to continue.

Most WVInfoDepot.org resources use the following login:
User Name:
west  |  Password: Virginia20!

World Book is an exception and uses the following:
User Name: 4west  |  Password: virginia

LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator have separate logins. Each user will have to create their own personal user name and password directly on those sites.

Start searching and learning with WVInfoDepot
View a full list of databases available through WVInfoDepot


Explora: Search for source materials for research 

Ebsco ExploraEbsco's Explora provides students with a starting point for research with a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help successful research. Students can also browse by topic: Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, or Science & Math.

NOTE: Explora is an offering of the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA). Access may require the following log in information. 
User Name: west  |  Password: Virginia20!

Start researching with Explora


World Book Online: Reliable information for homework, reports, or general questions

Code dot orgWorld Book Student has content for middle-grade users and includes resources where users can save, notate, and organize articles, biographies, and other content.

World Book Advanced is specifically organized for high school and pre-college users and contains all of the resources of World Book Student plus primary source materials.

NOTE: World Book Online is an offering of the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA). Access to World Book Online requires the following log in information. 
User Name: 4west  |  Password: virginia

Start learning with World Book Online


FactCheck.org: Fighting Fake News

Factcheck dot org

FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. FactCheck monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. FactCheck's goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

Visit FactCheck.org


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Audible Stories: Free access through the end of the school year

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. Right now, teens everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the Audible Stories collection, select a title and start listening.

It's that easy.


Abdo Digital Library: Free access through June 2020

Abdo Secondary Digital Bookshelf

Abdo Digital is your online source for learning! Abdo Digital offers more than 3,500 eBooks. Search books by grade group, genre, subject, format, or title for kids grade 5-12. Abdo eBooks feature innovative interactivity that allows for bookmarks, table of contents and thumbnail access, "page-turning," and more features that provide an easy, intuitive reading experience for young readers.

Start reading with Abdo's Secondary Digital Bookshelf


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