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Have You Checked Overdrive Lately?

Apr 6th, 2020 at 11:35 AM

Like many other libraries across the county, we have increased the number of ebook and audiobook titles in OverDrive! You can choose a contemporary title, or browse the thousands of newly added classic titles. If you're going to be staying home for a while, why not catch up one those classics you've always wanted to read but have never had time for?

Visit https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/ to get started!

Don't have a library card? Don't worry! You can apply for an E-Card! You just need a valid e-mail address and reside in Monroe County. Follow the link here to get started! https://libraryweb.org/using_the_libra…/e-card-registration/

If you already have a physical library card, you do not need an e-card!

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Exciting News About Hoopla!

Apr 3rd, 2020 at 3:12 PM

Attention Hoopla users! We have exciting news!

In order to provide relief to libraries and to provide more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla Digital has curated the Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection! This list of more than 1000 top titles will be FREE to libraries - PLUS each patron will be debited ZERO borrows when they borrow any of the included titles!

In addition to these titles, patrons will also continue to have access to hoopla's full collection of over 750,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more. The collection will be free to libraries and patrons through 4/30/20.

If you’re using the mobile site, you can make sure you’re borrowing from the Bonus Borrows Collection by clicking on a format and looking for “Bonus Borrows” under the genres heading. If you’re viewing Hoopla on your browser, look for Bonus Borrows on the scrolling banner.

At this point, the libraries that are subscribed to Hoopla are Gates, Central, Greece, and Pittsford. You must be a resident of these towns or the City of Rochester to use the service.

For more information or to get started, visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/

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UPDATE FROM GATES PUBLIC LIBRARY

Mar 20th, 2020 at 4:21 PM

The library will be closed to the public and staff starting 5pm today, Friday, March 20, 2020.

We are here to help during library closure!
  • Contact a Librarian Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm at gatesreference@libraryweb.org
  • Loan periods extended! All items checked out on February 3, 2020 or later will have a due date of May 18, 2020. During this time, our bookdrop is closed and we ask patrons to hang on to library materials until further notice.
  • Manage your library account online at libraryweb.org
  • Enjoy granted digital access to BookPage!
  • We've compiled a list of helpful Online Educational Resources to get you through this difficult time! Visit the list at https://gateslibrary.org/resources/online-resources. And don't forget, our Databases are available for use at home. Just have your library card handy and you're good to go! You can see our databases here: https://gateslibrary.org/resources/databases/
  • Monroe County Library System has robust Educational Resources for Families. View list at https://libraryweb.org/whats_new/educational-resources-for-families/
  • Download Libby, Overdrive, and Hoopla and use your library card number for complete access to our subscriptions and digital content
  • Watch for live stream storytimes with Miss Hannah and Miss Mary Jo scheduled for Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:15 am.
  • Stay tuned for more information about our Minecraft Party on Thursday, March 26 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM!

Please check our website for continued updates on library services available during this time. We will get through this, together!

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