*Some companies are offering temporary access to their online services during the COVID-19 crisis.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for a temporary internet-only library card.
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Requires an OCPL library card:
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). OCPL patrons are allowed 10 Hoopla checkouts per month.
➤ 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.
Transparent 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.
NOTE: The first time you use Transparent Language, you will need to provide your library card number and create an account. You can do so by selecting the "Sign Up" tab on the homepage or from the Transpapapp (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to Transparent Language requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card.
➤ Start learning with Transparent Language Online today!
Freegal: Listen to popular music online
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
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!
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!
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
WVInfoDepot.org, the West Virginia eLibrary, is an anywhere, anytime library that you can access from your home pc, school library, or mobile device. WVInfoDepot.org 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. You may obtain a username and password by calling the Library at 304-232-0244 (please ask to be connected to the Reference Desk)
To login into password-protected sections of WVInfoDepot.org:
Call the Library at 304-232-0244 (please ask to be connected to the Reference Desk) to ask for the username and password.
World Book requires a different login from other WVInfoDepot resources:
Call the Library at 304-232-0244 (please ask to be connected to the Reference Desk) to ask for the World Book username and password.
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'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 WVInfoDepot's login information. Call the Library at 304-232-0244 (please ask to be connected to the Reference Desk) to ask for the WVInfoDepot's username and password.
➤ Start researching with Explora
World Book Online: Reliable information for homework, reports, or general questions
World 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 a login provided by WVInfoDepot. Call the Library at 304-232-0244 (please ask to be connected to the Reference Desk) to ask for the World Books username and password through WVInfoDepot.
➤ Start learning with World Book Online
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