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During Public Building Closure, Your Library Card Can Still Provide You Entertainment & Learning!

Image of instructions of how to use OverDrive and/or Libby - Call 978-674-4121 or email adultref@lowelllibrary.org for a text version.

The Pollard Memorial Library will continue to communicate with you any impacts to services as a result of coronavirus. It is our hope to provide more services in the very near future as we adapt to the continuing situation. As always, you can reach out Circulation Department at 978-674-4120 or talk to our Reference Department about any questions that you have at 978-674-4121 or email adultref@lowelllibrary.org during normal business hours. In the meantime, we’d like to remind you that the library has many digital services available to you for free with your library card some of which include

Libby Overdrive

Digital Downloads (ebooks, audiobooks) – Overdrive – Get your reading fix!
You can access audiobooks, e-books, magazines, and videos online from all public libraries in Massachusetts using either mvlc.overdrive.com or download the “Libby” app from Overdrive to be able to access this material on your mobile device. Want to learn about Libby? Check out the Meet Libby video.

Freegal  | iTunes App  | Android App – Download some new music!
Freegal is a downloadable music service brought to you by the Pollard Library. These MP3 files are permanently saved on your PC or Mac computer, smart phone, and other devices, including iPods. You can download three tracks each week.

LearningExpress Library – Sharpen your skills or explore a new career opportunity!
LearningExpress helps with skill building in reading, writing, math, science, job search and career advancement, college admissions test preparation, professional licensing and certification test preparation, high school equivalency test prep, and much more. There are tutorials, practice tests and ebooks available for use. 

Safari Computer Books – Learn a new software program or learn a new technical skill. 
Online collection of over 3,000 complete text computer and technical ebooks, covering programming, design, desktop publishing, ecommerce, online business, hardware and more, from publishers such as O’Reilly, Wiley, Prentice Hall, and many more.


Novelist – Start building your new must-read list and then order through our catalog!
Novelist provides online reading advisory services including: reading recommendations, read-a-like suggestions, book lists, book discussion questions, and customizable content.

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EBSCO Host Databases – Check out our databases on a variety of topics!
A wealth of various databases for those looking for everything from literary criticism, book suggestions, and professional journal articles. EBSCO is a large collection of many databases.


The Lowell Sun (10/14/2001-current) (Newsbank) – Stay up to date on local news!
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Lowell Sun. Updated daily, it includes obituaries from 2001-2003, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

InfoTrac Newsstand – Explore other newspapers from around the country!
This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section or other fields, eliminating random searching through newspaper archives. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

HeritageQuest – Start exploring your family tree! 
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Transparent Language Online – Learn a new language!
Research-based and experience-driven, Transparent Language Online is a language-learning program for libraries and their patrons that provides an effective, fun, and engaging experience for language learners of all levels. Over 80 languages covered.

And much more is located at Electronic Resources – https://lowelllibrary.org/research/electronic-resources/. If you need any assistance with accessing these e-resources, please contact the Reference Desk at 978-674-4121 or email adultref@lowelllibrary.org

We’ll continue to post new digital opportunities throughout the week and update you about Library services as we all experience the new reality of social distancing.