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Winter is cold, and you may not always want to leave your home to visit the library. But did you know about the library’s digital resources that you can access anytime, anywhere, from a personal computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device? Just start at www.midlothianlibrary.org!

All you need is your library card number and your PIN. If you don’t know your PIN, you can reset it through the MY ACCOUNT function on the top right hand corner of the website--or just call the library and ask our staff to help you.

Then, in the middle of our homepage, hover over the middle menu item entitled DIGITAL LIBRARY.

Under E-MEDIA, you can access cloudLibrary—an easy source for downloading e-books and e-audiobooks with little to no wait time.

You can also access hoopla, a platform for streaming or downloading movies, TV series, music, comics, and e-books and e-audiobooks as well.

And our tried-and-true e-book and e-audiobook service Media on Demand is still available.

Want articles from our nation’s premiere newspaper with no paywall? Use our subscription to New York Times Digital Edition. Call the library for the username and password, then go to www.midlothianlibrary.org/nyt for access.

Under, DIGITAL LEARNING, pull down the menu for “ESL & Languages” to find Mango Languages, an interactive language learning software.

Also under DIGITAL LEARNING, there are resources for a variety of interests. Making a major purchase? Try Consumer Reports. Genealogy buff? Check out MyHeritage. Avid reader looking for more books just like the last one you loved? Click on NoveList Plus. Need a phone book from anywhere in the country? Look up Reference USA. Plus we have a variety of research databases of information of personal or academic interest.

Do you feel a little daunted by all these online resources and want some one-on-one assistance with them? Or maybe you got a new laptop, tablet, or e-reader this holiday season and need some help figuring it out. Call us at (708) 535-2027 and ask for the Help Desk. Our staff will be happy to make an appointment with you to come in and get all your questions answered. And as always, you can just walk in and ask for assistance too. Our staff are ready and eager to serve you.

Stay warm! - Jennifer