Pierce County Library System offers free online services

Pierce County Library System offers free online services

Pierce County Library System offers free online services

While the Pierce County Library System’s buildings are closed, the online library is always open and offers a number of free services for children and adults.

For all ages:

Library card: Get and start using a library card with access to all online library services.

E-books, audiobooks and magazines online: The library added more choices to reduce the holds queue.

Online e-sources: Many robust resources from Lynda.com and Universal Class to full newspapers from around the globe. Ancestry Library, which is typically just for in-library use, is available from home during this public health crisis.

For young children:

Tumblebook Library: Online animated, talking picture books.

Our Community Adventure: Parents are encouraged to download this community scavenger hunt and use while taking walks in their neighborhoods with their children.

Tools for students as they are in school at home:

HelpNow: Speak with professional real-time, online tutors and get expert help on essays to calculus.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Access hundreds of full-text electronic books covering a wide range of subjects from biography and business to law and literature.

Gale Biography in Context: Review brief biographies with links to articles in newspapers, magazines and websites.

Culture Grams: Explore the cultures of hundreds of countries, provinces and states, including famous people and recipes.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Compare opinions, articles and reference materials about controversial topics.

Science Online from Infobase: Discover experiments, videos, biographies and science research.

Pronunciator: Learn nearly 90 languages.

SIRS Discoverer: Access research for middle and elementary students incorporating articles from 1,400+ publications and selected topic websites.

Booklists: For every grade and accelerated reader lists to help improve student-reading levels – many books are available online.

Other learning resources: tools.pcls.us.

As this pandemic is a constantly evolving situation, Pierce County Library will continue to adjust and respond quickly. At this time, it is not setting a time period for when the libraries will reopen. For more information, go to www.piercecountylibrary.org.


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