Digital Library

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:




SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.  Returning April 26, 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.  SYNC introduces a variety of audiobook experiences to teens to demonstrate that reading can be completed by listening.  SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app.  In advance of accessing the program, download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!  Sign-up to get notifications when the FREE audiobook downloads are available.  You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting  Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running.

(Please Note: Signing up for these alerts will not send you the titles.  The alerts will only tell you when and where the title is available to download.) 

Download Details

  • Downloads are in MP3 format, hosted by OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Downloads will operate through the OverDrive app.
  • Most listening devices are supported.
  • Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.

RB digital Magazines (formerly Zinio: Digital Magazines)

RBdigital gives you unlimited and simultaneous access to over 200 magazine titles.  This service supports various platforms.  

Related information: User Guide for RBdigital and Getting Started with RBdigital

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy resources, including census images.

Accessible only while visiting the Library 

Foundation Center

Access Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources through our national/international Funding Information Network           

Accessible only while visiting the Library 


KDL StoryCompass™

Find recommendations based on your favorite genres, authors, books, or movies!  Search or Select A Category!

KDL What'sNext ®

KDL's What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. 


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 New Businesses, New Movers/Homeowners and Consumers/Lifestyles. Updated biweekly. New to ReferenceUSA? Try these video tutorials. Is your business not in the database? Just fill out the form!!

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.


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. Click here if you are outside of the library (prompts to enter library card number and pin).

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.

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 2008-2016 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 available to all Michigan residents and library visitors. database resources are provided by the Library of Michigan using Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funds