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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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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:

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 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.

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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.

Beanstack: Personalized Book Recommedations for Kids

Beanstack allows our librarians to send free, personalized book recommendations based on your child's age and interests. Along with the recommendations, we will send you easy-to-use tips to help boost your child's learning. After signing up, you can log your child's reading, update your his/her interests, and search for just the book or educational app you need from wherever you are. It takes just a couple of minutes to sign up, and it's free. This service is best for parents with children ages 0-8. Beanstack can be a great accessory to the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It can help with book suggestions and keeping track of books read. Beanstack is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Salem-South Lyon District Library.

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.

Gale Courses: Free Instructor-Led Online Classes

Covering a range of computer topics including: Microsoft Office, Photoshop and much 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.  If accessing from home you may be prompted for a valid library card number or driver’s license.