BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County Library System Media Advisory verbatim) — At this time all Library locations will be open to provide computer and internet access, Wi-Fi service, research assistance and the borrowing of materials. For the safety of the public and staff, we are encouraging social distancing (approximately 6 feet to 2 meters from others). Other services impacted:
- All activities, events and meetings will be cancelled until further notice.
- The Bookmobile will be off the road until further notice.
- Computers will be available to complete your Census form.
- Early voting and election polling at library locations will continue as planned.
- We will not be accepting donations of materials from the public until further notice.
For those who are unable or reluctant to visit a branch, you are encouraged to use our virtual services.
Visit our website www.pbclibrary.org to access the following:
· E-books (cloudLibrary, cloudLibrary Express, hoopla, Overdrive)
A large collection fiction and non-fiction for all interests.
· Audiobooks (cloudLibrary, cloudLibrary Express, hoopla)
Enjoy listening to a book on your computer or mobile device.
· Magazines (Flipster)
66 titles of full-page, full-color magazines to view on your computer or mobile device.
· Music (Hoopla and Freegal)
Stream or download music from your favorite artists.
E-movies and e-TV shows (hoopla)
Download or stream movies and TV shows to view on your computer or mobile device.
We also encourage you to use the following online research resources:
· Career Transitions – career guidance
· Learning Express – online learning and skills test
· Tutor.com – homework help and career assistance
· Value Line & Morning Star – to track your investments
· Consumer Reports – product information
· MedLine Plus – information about medical conditions, diseases and wellness
· Legal Forms – create your will and other legal documents
· Tech Talk – tips and tricks in technology and communication
Our Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) is staffed by professional librarians who can provide personalized comprehensive and authoritative health information by telephone or e-mail, and will consider your inquiry confidential. This is a free service to the public. Call (561) 233-2736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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