eResources

FREE eBook and eAudio!

Do you have a tablet computer, Nook, Kindle or other E-reader? The library offers FREE downloads  of audio books, eBooks, music and more for your computer, cell phone, iPod, Kindle, Nook or other eBook reader…it’s a piece of cake! If you need a little help getting started, call the library or emailcstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us for a thirty minute one-on-one session with Carrie.

You are now able to search for eBooks/eAudio titles in our catalog

OR download titles directly from Digital Downloads!

 


Looking for a picture from an old yearbook?

Are you looking for a picture from a Northridge or Lickingana yearbook. Our copies have been digitized to help you find that special photo from the past. Click here to view our digitized yearbooks.

 


Historical Documents

Here is a link to digitized historical documents now available.

 


 

We are pleased to offer its cardholders access to the Lynda.com library of instructional videos. Normally, using Lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a Alexandria PL cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering your library card number and four digit PIN.

Log into Lynda.com: Please note that you can only access course content through the Alexandria login page, and not by directly visiting the Lynda.com homepage. 

Need a library card?
Stop by the library and fill out a quick application.

After creating an account (which only requires your name and e-mail address), you can watch videos, create playlists, bookmark pages, and obtain Certificates of Completion (that can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile). Many courses also feature exercise files, so that if you’re watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.

What is Lynda.com?

Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. Lynda.com has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.

Courses include:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Adobe Create Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
  • Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
  • Data analysis, cloud computing, server management
  • Creative arts including photography, video editing 3D animation, and more

Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, IT security specialist, project manager, or small business owner.


Digital magazines are back!!!

We now have access to access to many of your favorite magazines online. The issue are available to check out for various time periods depending on issue frequency. Using your favorite electronic device you may download the free Flipster application through the various play stores and select our library and then you will be prompted to enter your library card number. Let the browsing begin. Click here to access the digital magazines.


Do you need help accessing E-Books?

We can help. Schedule an appointment with one of our staff and access all the electronic resources available. Call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to schedule and appointment.


Free Online Career Training and High School/College Test Prep

OMJ_LogoLearning Express Library is now powered through Ohio Means Jobs and can be done with or without a login.
If you create an account through OhioMeansJobs.com’s backpack feature, you will be able to remember data and keep track of all training assessments and test scores.


ancestry

FREE Access to Ancestry Library Edition!

Temporarily you are able to access this from our website at home.

Record your history and find others on the same path. Ancestry Library Edition features helpful tools such as charts, summaries, calendars and message boards. Beginners can use the tools and resources in the Learning Center to: begin their family trees; get the most out of historical records; connect with other researchers; and find answers to tough research questions.

This database is available for use to any registered patron of the Alexandria Public Library.
You will have to bring your wireless access laptop to the library,
or use our computers to utilize this amazing resource.

 


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ohrx

Ohio Offers Prescription Drug Program

Ohio’s Best Rx (a free, state-endorsed prescription drug discount program) is now available to all Ohio residents, regardless of age or income.

Visit www.OhioBestRx.org to learn more about the program, download a printable card, find participating pharmacies and estimate your savings on specific prescriptions. Call 1-866-923-7879 to sign up and have a card mailed to you or pick up a card here in the library!


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