E-Library Essentials: Your Roadmap to Remote Learning and Entertainment

The Bozeman Public Library’s electronic resources open a world of knowledge and entertainment from anywhere, right at your fingertips. In this digital age, our Library has adapted to offer an array of resources accessible online, working to meet the needs and interests of our patrons. From ebooks to research databases, here’s a guide to maximizing our Library’s electronic offerings without leaving the comfort of your home.

Cooking

New York Times Cooking is a digital cookbook and cooking guide alike. Cooks of every level can discover, save, and organize the world’s best recipes, helping them become better, more competent cooks.

Creative & DIY

Let Creativebug be your artistic playground! From beginners to seasoned artists, explore a wealth of top-rated art and craft classes, a monthly curated collection, and direct chats with instructors and creative pros. Download patterns, templates, and recipes, and best of all, take your time—classes never expire, allowing you to work at your own pace without pressure, just endless creative possibilities!

Entertainment

Did you know you can access an expansive range of audiobooks, movies, music, ebooks, comics, magazines, and newspapers for free with your library card? Hoopla offers movies, TV shows, music, ebooks, and audiobooks to stream or download when offline. To find your next favorite read (or listen) check out NoveList, an extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens, and children, including book reviews, author read-alikes, book discussion guides, and more. Libby also provides access to tens of thousands of ebooks and audiobooks. Additionally, patrons can access hundreds of magazines ranging from National Geographic and The New Yorker to Us Weekly and People to Architectural Digest and Real Simple (and everything in between)! Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films.

Research

For students or anyone delving into research, our Library is a goldmine to aid in citations, deepen understanding, and gain a broad perspective on various subjects – all from the comfort of your own home. Access Academic Journals, Consumer Reports, articles, essays, primary source documents designed especially for middle and high school researchers, and more.

Online Learning

Want to learn a new skill to expand your career or learn a new language before your next big vacation? LinkedIn Learning offers 16,000+ online courses in 7 languages with 60 new courses added each week. Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary and practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Virtual Events & Programs

You can also access many of the Library’s events, programs, and author talks online. This month, check out A Taste of Indigenous Foods with Mariah Gladstone of Indigikitchen or A Journaling Journey: January Meeting from anywhere. Engaging in these sessions not only fosters learning but also connects you with a community of life-long learners.

You can also find more e-resources available for in-Library use like Ancestry Library or Foundation Directory.

Steps to Access Bozeman Public Library’s e-Library:

Library Card Registration: If you haven’t already, sign up for a library card!  Library cards are free for Bozeman and Gallatin County residents; applications are available at any of the Library’s Information desks.  

Library Website Navigation: Visit Bozeman Public Library’s website and explore the eLibrary page. Here, you’ll find links to various platforms and databases available for remote access.

Login and Enjoy: Use your library card details to log in to these platforms. From there, you can search for books, articles, or other resources and start exploring.

If you encounter any issues accessing or navigating the digital resources, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Library’s support team.

Your donations fund these subscriptions enabling opportunities for learning in a variety of formats. Thank you! In this age of information, our Library continues to evolve, offering endless digital resources available in a variety of formats. By taking advantage of these offerings, you’re not just accessing information; you’re tapping into a community hub fostering education, enrichment, and connectivity.