The Auburn Public Library offers a large variety of online resources to meet your information needs.
The Washington Post
Democracy dies in the dark. The Washington Post has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes and is regarded as one of the leading daily American newspapers. Enjoy free access while on any library computer or with any device connected to AuburnWeb, The City of Auburn's Wi-Fi network. Not here? Get offsite access! (Offsite access is granted for seven days. Once seven days are up, reactivate using the same link!)
The New York Times
All the news that's fit to print. Founded in 1851, NYT has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. Enjoy free access while on any library computer or with any device connected to AuburnWeb, The City of Auburn's Wi-Fi network. Users will need to create a NYT account. Not here? Get offsite access! (Offsite access is granted for 72 hours. Once 72 hours are up, reactivate using the same link! Users must log in or create an account to be granted access offsite)
Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. Patrons are allowed up to 10 checkout credits per month. Create a Kanopy account today using your library card number and pin!
Reach your reading goals with Beanstack! Track your reading, earn badges, and rewards. You can also get personalized book recommendations emailed to you each week. This one-of-a-kind app lets readers time reading sessions, log books by scanning their ISBN numbers, keep a log of current and past reading, track daily reading stats, and achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row - all while they are reading independently or participating in Auburn Public Library Learning Challenges!
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The premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. (In library use only)
eBooks, eAudiobooks, & Digital Magazines
Flipster Digital Magazines by EBSCO
Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows patrons to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. Over 50 popular magazine titles are available including Consumer Reports, Time Magazine, Southern Living, Forbes, People, Sports Illustrated, and more! Download the app for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire today!
Discover new content, borrow all of your favorites, and save future reads with the cloudLibrary App. You can read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks on the go, at home or in the library! We offer thousands of popular eBooks and audiobooks through the cloudLibrary digital lending platform. Offered at no cost to patrons, all that’s needed to get started is an active library card.
TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite!
Business & Legal
Gale Business: Demographics Now
A powerful online resource, Gale Business: DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.
Gale Business: Plan Builder
Business planning can be a complex and unfamiliar process. Often, entrepreneurs don’t know what kind of information they need, where to find it, or how to get started. Gale Business: Plan Builder brings it all together by offering an engaging, step-by-step guided experience–complete with the information and tools needed to move through the entire business development life cycle.
Gale Legal Forms
Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Alabama-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.”
Arts & Crafts
Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Classes include sewing, art & design, cooking, quilting, knitting, and home crafts.
Career Alabama offers career and job search assistance as well as academic tutoring. Live help is available from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 24/7 self-study resources are also available. Help topics include: resume writing, cover letters, online job searches, interview preparation, online application assistance, writing for ESL, and academic subjects including math, science, English, and computer skills.
Value Line provides unbiased investment research for stocks, mutual funds, options, convertibles, and ETFs.
Homework Help Alabama
Homework Alabama offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor. Tutors are available 3 p.m. - 10 p.m., seven days per week. The Tutor.com SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7. The services can be accessed from an Alabama public library, from your home computer or from your mobile device.
Receive one-to-one, real-time assistance with your job search. Online tutors are available to help navigate job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters and even practice for an interview. You can take a career assessment, search job openings and download resume samples and templates on the 24/7 SkillsCenter Resource Library.
Alabama Virtual Library
A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval by a computer. The Alabama Virtual Library is composed of over 50 databases on different reading levels, and on different topics.
Learning Express Library
Helps you achieve your educational and career goals by practicing the kind of tests that you must pass. Exams range from elementary school to post-graduate work
Chilton Auto Repair
The world’s most comprehensive and trusted automotive repair database with easy-to-follow, step-by-step repair guidance on thousands of cars and trucks from 1940 to the present.
One of the most popular genealogical collections. Contains birth records, marriage and death records, census records, immigration documents, photographs, maps, military records, personal narratives, newspapers, and more. (In-library use only)
Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
HeritageQuest is available to our patrons at home or outside the library with a valid library card number.