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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

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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.  

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Freegal: Downloadable & Streaming Music

Freegal® is a free music service that allows SSLDL cardholders to download up to 3 free songs a week! Once downloaded the songs are yours to keep! You can also stream up to 3 hours of music a day.

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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.

Rosetta Stone: Web Based Language Learning

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!

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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.

Daily Life Through History: Historical Research for Students

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.

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.  If accessing from home you may be prompted for a valid library card number or driver’s license.