Overdrive gives you instant access to downloadable audio books and e-books. This service supports a number of MP3 players, e-readers and color tablets. All items are checked out for up to 3 weeks and are automatically returned once they expire. Due to strong demand, there is a limit of having 10 items checked out at one time. Overdrive offers kid and teen friendly versions of the catalog:
Odilo is a smaller collection of about 500 e-books with an assortment of genres for all ages. You can browse the collection and read books via your PC or on your mobile device: Odilo Android App | Odilo iOS App
Zinio gives you unlimited and simultaneous access to over 200 magazine titles. This service supports various color tablets as well as PC/Mac computers.
Related information: Getting Started with Zinio
Provides detailed information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses; searchable by company name, geographic area, yellow pages heading, and more. Additional databases cover U.S. Healthcare and Consumers/Lifestyles. Updated annually. New to ReferenceUSA? Try these video tutorials.
Freegal® is a free music service that allows SSLDL cardholders to download up to 5 free songs a week! Once downloaded the songs are yours to keep! You can also stream up to 3 hours of music a day.
Consumer Reports is an essential resource for unbiased product ratings, reviews, comparisons and buying guides. As an SSLDL cardholder you have access to the extensive Consumer Reports database from home or on the go. To access just click on the link above and provide your library card number if prompted.
Basic ESL provides three levels of online English language learning courses. After successful registration, members can access quality online English lessons with native language support for 19 different languages.
Rosetta Stone, the leader in language learning, is available through your library. As an SSLDL cardholder you have access to: lessons for 30 languages, 50 hours of foundational (Level 1) instruction, core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, and focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more!
Related information: Learning a Language with Rosetta Stone
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. The collection has nearly 1,000 titles, with content most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English, such as French and Spanish, graphic novels, and math stories.
In Daily Life through History students can discover details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from their modern-day perspectives. It examines historical topics like food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs. To access just click on the link above and provide your library card number if prompted.
Covering a range of topics including: Finance, Marketing, Quickbooks, Business Plans, Analysis, Microsoft Office, Photoshop & more!
The Salem-South Lyon Digital Archives provides a powerful and user friendly database to help you dig deep into South Lyon's past. The archives include South Lyon Herald newspaper issues from1929 to 2007 -- digitized and fully searchable to help you find the information you need. Issues from 2008-2011 are available for in-house use at the library and can be requested at the adult reference desk. This project is maintained by Salem-South Lyon District Library.
MeL Databases provides a number of online resources for doing research, tests and career building online. These databases are free to all Michigan residents.