New Resources at Your Fingertips 24/7
Take a look at our Auto & Home page to see several new databases you can access any time of day or night with your Cook Memorial library card number. The "Auto" part of the page isn't brand new, since we have had the terrific Chilton auto repair database for several months. However, the "Home" features are new additions. You can search for recipes using the Culinary Arts Collection, find instructive articles to help with remodeling projects in the Home Improvement Collection, and research gardening questions in the Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Collection.
You will also notice on the Auto & Home page a selection of searchable online reference books dealing with cooking, gardening, and antiques. These are just a sampling of the online reference books available.Clicking on any one of the book covers will take you to a page where you can search within all 17,000+ titles now available full-text to our patrons.
Perhaps the most intriguing of these new databases is PriceIt! Antiques & Collectibles. This pricing tool provides data and images for art, antiques and collectibles in over 100 categories and subcategories from eBay, online antique dealers (GoAntiques and TIAS) and land-based auction houses. Try it out and see how much that family heirlom might fetch if you decided to part with it!Add a comment
Live Reference Chat is Back!
When we are offline, you can send us an email instead and we will respond asap. Review all the ways to ask us a reference question.Add a comment
Last Few Days for Dream Big! Read
Have you been dreaming of your Summer Reading Club prize!? Don’t miss out on completing Dream Big! Read. The final day to turn in your completed reading logs and receive your prizes (yes, plural!) is Wednesday, August 1st. Beat the rush and come in early.Add a comment
Coming July 11th: Changes to PC Usage
To provide more convenience for patrons who desire flexibility regarding computer usage, we are making the following changes as of Wednesday, July 11:
Each library cardholder who logs in to one of our computers will have 3 hours of computer usage that day. This can be divided into any number of sessions, as long as the total time doesn't exceed 3 hours. There will no longer be 15 minute extensions, since those are built into the three hour total.
Non-cardholders can obtain one visitor pass per day at the Adult Reference Desk. The pass is good for one hour of computer time, which can be used all at once or divided into shorter sessions.
Also, we will no longer limit any PCs to 15 minute "express" sessions.Add a comment