With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers. The collection includes substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.
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• Available to residents/property owners of the City of St. Louis.
Hoopla offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, television shows, and music albums to stream or download onto your device. There are materials available for all ages! Selecting the 'Kids Mode' will limit results to juvenile content only. All items are available for immediate check out. There are no hold lists, which means no waiting for your favorite materials! With your library card you receive ten Hoopla borrows per month. Follow the link below to start your account and dive into the vast collection of media from Hoopla!
Similar to Project Gutenberg, Open Library provides access to digitized materials, most of which are from the public domain. St. Louis Public Library has made Open Library titles available through its catalog, where you can directly download them to your computer or mobile device.
OverDrive eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines eAudiobooks eBooks Magazines & Journals Mobile Apps Newspapers & Magazines Stream & Download
Overdrive, SLPL’s original downloadable provider, offers access to thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks. Every book lover is sure to find an enjoyable title, available for download to the device of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can check out up to 20 Overdrive titles, for seven or fourteen days, and you can place up to 30 holds at a time.
Access to downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, just for kids! Every book lover is sure to find an enjoyable title, available for download to the device of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can check out up to ten Overdrive titles, for seven or fourteen days, and you can place up to twelve holds at a time.
Access to thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, just for teens! Every book lover is sure to find an enjoyable title, available for download to the device of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can check out up to ten Overdrive titles, for seven or fourteen days, and you can place up to twelve holds at a time.
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to archive and digitize cultural works. It was founded in 1971, and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these materials as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. St. Louis Public Library has made Project Gutenberg titles available through its catalog, where you can directly download them to your computer or mobile device.
TumbleBook Library: Read-Along Stories, Puzzles & Games, and Language Learning for Kids eAudiobooks eBooks Stream & Download
TumbleBooks offers animated, talking picture books which you can read or have read to you.
Login and password for mobile application users is “slplib” / “libra”
Brainfuse HelpNow provides free online homework help and one-on-one tutors for grades K-12 and adult learners. Live tutors are available every day from 2pm-11pm. Video content and other resources are also available 24 hours a day. Receive personalized assistance in core subjects, including: math, reading, writing, science, social studies).
Creativebug provides access to 1,000+ video classes on arts and crafts techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screenprint, bake, and more!
Interactive, instructor-led online courses covering a wide range of topics. Free for cardholders. New six week courses start on the second Wednesday of every month.
- Please read the syllabus and course requirements carefully prior to enrolling, as SLPL cannot drop or transfer you from a course.
- If you don't visit the week 2 class of a course within 13 days of the start of the course, you are automatically dropped from the course. There is no penalty for dropped courses. You can enroll for the same course again in the next six-week session.
- You are allowed one, 10 day extension after the final exam due date to finish your course. SLPL cannot provide additional extensions.
LearningExpress Library’s unique, self-guided, interactive, online learning platform provides users with a comprehensive selection of academic and career-oriented resources. More than a database, it offers tools needed to conduct successful job searches, resume and cover letter builders and educational test preparation materials (HiSET, ACT, SAT), plus much more, all on one platform.
Access to over 60 foreign-language courses and 17 English courses taught in the native language of the user. Each Mango lesson incorporates the four key conversational components crucial for successful communication: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.