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Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 910.997.3388
Fax: 910.997.2516
Email: srlslibraries@srls.info
 

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Sandhill Regional Library System is proud to offer you best-selling and classic eBooks available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection, http://srlsinfo.lib.overdrive.com.

You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device. Most borrowed eBooks can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser with OverDrive Read. Or, you can download eBooks into free software, Adobe® Digital Editions , or send to your Kindle® device or app. Downloaded eBooks can be transferred to eReader devices such as NOOK®, Sony® Reader™ and many more.

Users with smartphones or tablets can install the OverDrive Media Console app to directly download EPUB eBooks titles to their device. No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, this new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more all on your own time, wherever you may be.

This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started enjoying eBooks, visit http://srlsinfo.lib.overdrive.com . You can find helpful tools and information, as well as a link to contact support.

Sandhill Regional Library System is pleased to make available to its cardholders Zinio. Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand and bookstore, offering multi-user access to popular publications. Our patrons now have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Please click on the link to get started reading your favorite magazines: https://www.rbdigital.com/sandhillnc/. Instructions on creating your account are available here . A video tutorial can be found here. Staff at your local library can also assist you.

 

Sandhill Regional Library System is also proud to make available to its patrons eAudiobooks and eBooks through Recorded Books. Audiobooks easily download to most portable players, with iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire apps available. Choose from 200 of New York Times’ best sellers. eBook selections are also available through this link: http://sandhillnc.oneclickdigital.com/Home/Featured.aspx. For instructions on how to check out an eAudio book or eBook, click here. Live toll-free technical support is also available at 1-877-77AUDIO, or ask any staff member at your local library.

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!
 

 

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!

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Start Squad Collection of links to web content for preschoolers, elementary schoolers, and middle schoolers.
http://www.startsquad.org/
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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

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.

The Sandhill Regional Library System is in its 52nd year of library administration for our five counties. SRLS currently has fifteen libraries, and two bookmobiles 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 have received 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 Director won the ALA Public Library Association Allie Beth Martin Award for Library Excellence.

Awards for service and individuals are possible only by continually bringing good people into our library family, on staff , on boards and new library customers such as you. SRLS has a proud tradition 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.

We welcome your presence in our libraries and on our website.

Jesse Gibson , Director of Libraries