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Overdrive: Digital Books & Audiobooks

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:

  • To visit our Digital Media Catalog that is themed for kids, click here
  • To visit our Digital Media Catalog that is themed for teens, click here

Related information: What’s My PIN? | Downloading an Audiobook | Downloading an e-book

Odilo: Digital Books

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: Digital Magazines

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.

Consumer Reports: Online Reviews

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: Learn English Online

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.


Click here to access this database from within the library building (automatic logon).  Or, click here if you are outside of the library (prompts to enter library card number and pin).

SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this website. Universities, colleges, K-12 schools, cable systems, language schools and individual language learners use SCOLA foreign language resources for current events, language learning, and cultural studies.

Tumble Books: Digital Picture Books for Kids

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.

AtoZ The USA: All About the United States

Essential information for the USA and the states to include; culture, people, history, geography, government. AtoZ the USA is for anyone to explore, enjoy, and use. Find hundreds of feature articles and video dictionaries on every US state and territory. Tens of thousands of images on AtoZ the USA are royalty-free so you may download and use them for any non-commercial purpose.

Gale Courses: Free Instructor-Led Online Classes

Covering a range of topics including: Finance, Marketing, Quickbooks, Business Plans, Analysis, Microsoft Office, Photoshop & more!

Salem-South Lyon Digital Archives Mel Resource

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 Mel Resource

MeL Databases provides a number of online resources for doing research, tests and career building online.  These databases are free to all Michigan residents.