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Sandhill Regional Library System cardholders now have access to Freading, a new eBook service with over 20,000 titles available. An unlimited number of cardholders may download a Freading eBook at the same time so there are no holds needed and, best of all, there’s no waiting!
Freading is compatible with almost all eReader devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Kindle Fire, Nooks, and Kobo eReaders. Instructions on downloading books to specific eReader devices are available here.
To access Freading, go to https://srls.freading.com. After clicking on the Log In tab at the top right-hand side of the page, you will be asked to enter your library card number. If your card has not been active in the past five years, you will need to contact your local library to have it updated before Freading will work.
You will also need to create a free account with Adobe Digital Editions before getting started.
Each SRLS cardholder is allotted 10 tokens each week which may be used to download eBooks. eBooks range in value from 1 to 4 tokens, with most newer titles “costing” 4 tokens. New titles are added on a weekly basis, and most eBooks may be renewed for “free” (without using additional tokens).
Still have questions? You may also check out the FAQ section of the Freading website for answers.
NC LIVE provides North Carolina’s libraries with access to over 25,000 eBook titles, including nearly 3,000 downloadable eBooks. Click on the following link to access the collection of eBooks - http://www.nclive.org/browse/eBooks
Many of these titles are non-fiction, including information in literature, health, technology, self help, history, social sciences, career development, reference books, and more.
There are links on the NC LIVE eBooks section to answer questions you may have. For answers, click on http://www.nclive.org/browse/ebooks/help or http://www.nclive.org/ebooks/downloadable-info
||SRLS customers have access to Open Library which is a eBook loan service through NC Live - http://www.nclive.org. Open Library allows customers to check out eBooks for use for 2 weeks and sometimes a renewal is allowed if no other customers are waiting for the title. You will be required to setup an account in Open Library. If you are using NC Live from a computer outside our libraries, you will be required to choose Sandhill Regional Library as your location and enter your library card number to gain access to the website. click on the Ebooks tab that is located on the top half of the website. Open Library will give instructions on how to setup your account and access their eBooks.
Are you new, or reluctant to the advances of computer technology? Do you need help, or would like a refresher course? Your local library is just the place to get the help you need, just call us and set up an appointment. Having trouble getting to the library, or would prefer learning from home? Then please try, the Public Library Association's new site, DigitalLearn.Org
. It is an Institute of Museum and Library Services
grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training. Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for patrons to increase their digital literacy. Click on “Learn” to view the starter courses. Want to help others with your knowledge? Then click “Help Learners.” Your library and Digital.org are helping to bridge the gap in the digital divide!
The Sandhill Regional Library System's MeWOW (Web on Wheels) The Sandhill Regional Library System's MeWOW (Web on Wheels) mobile computer lab was funded through a grant from LSTA (The Library Services and Technology Act). SRLS applied to the State Library of North Carolina to receive the grant to purchase our newest addition to the Sandhill Regional Library System. The MeWOW Van is outfitted with a dozen laptops, wireless aircards for each computer, and a wireless printer.
Please keep checking our website as classes have not been scheduled at any of our 15 library locations. SRLS staff teach classes in all our 5 counties on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact your local library in Anson, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore or Richmond County for details on how to register for a class. Or check online for scheduled classes.
North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education (NC LIVE) offers the citizens of North Carolina online access to complete articles from over 9,000 newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias, indexing for over 20,000 periodical titles, and access to more than 22,000 electronic books. http://www.nclive.org
To learn about how to access NCLive from home visit NC LIVE @ Home - Fact Sheet http://www.nclive.org/help#t20n499
Ancestry Library Edition is an in-house service that can be accessed from any public access computer in all 15 libraries within the Sandhill Regional Library System. Once you are at any of our library locations, click on this link Ancestry Library Edition to access. Come prepared with a list or ancestors to research.
Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you'll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Key in the name, click on "Search" and Ancestry Library Edition will scan its vast selection of U.S. census data, birth, marriage, and death records, World War I draft registration information, Social Security death records, and immigration lists.
Stop in at any one of our library locations and check out our newest service to our customers!
||Start Squad Collection of links to web content for preschoolers, elementary schoolers, and middle schoolers.
The State Library of North Carolina provides access to state government information, the NC Center for the Book, the North Carolina ECHO project (North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, the World Wide Web's doorway to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions), e-mail reference service, youth services, NC LIVE, online-catalog, and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov
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SRLS Mission Statement
To provide maximum visibility and accessibility to resources for a rural area through cooperative efforts.
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From the Director's Desk
As Director of Libraries, I want to personally
welcome you to the Sandhill Regional Library System Website. A
15 member Library
Board of Trustees with each of our five counties represented by
three members governs our five counties, Anson, Hoke, Montgomery,
Moore and Richmond. In addition, we have local advisory boards
in each of the five counties as advocates for our libraries.
Sandhill Regional Library System is in its 50th year of library
administration for our five counties. SRLS currently has fifteen
libraries, two bookmobiles, and one Web on Wheels Bus delivering
library services to our Sandhill citizens.
The Sandhill Regional
Library System has a history of award winning service. Over the
years, SRLS has won more than 20 State and
National Awards for programs and leadership. Two of our Trustees
the North Carolina Trustee of the Year Award and one was honored
with American Library Association National Honor of Trustee
of the year. Three Senators and a Representative from our area
have won the NC Public Library Association Distinguished Service
Award. The previous SRLS
won the ALA Public Library Association Allie Beth Martin Award
for Library Excellence.
Awards for service and individuals are possible
by continually bringing good people into our library family, on
staff , on
boards and new library customers such as you. SRLS has a
in rural librarianship maintained by constant training of
staff to better serve our communities and by leadership and advocacy
of our Regional Board and recommendations and advice of our
local boards, all of whom advocate for libraries.
your presence in our libraries and on our website.
Jesse Gibson , Director