Many of our online resources are available 24/7 right from your home! Here are just a few examples of things that you have access to any time with your Franklin Township Library card:
CloudLibrary is a free service that allows you to download eBooks and eAudio books. Once you create an account using your library card number, PIN, and email address, you will have access to hundreds of titles! When using a mobile device, you will need to download the free app. Click here to download the CloudLibrary app (click on CloudLibrary, then on the icon that corresponds to your type of device, e.g. Apple, Android, etc.).
We also have two other free reading services available: Hoopla and rbDigital! Click here to learn more!
Looking to do some online shopping? With your library card, you have free access to our Consumer Reports database! By using the search bar on our databases page, you can start looking for professional reviews and recommendations any time. Click here to start exploring Consumer Reports!
To start, scroll down to this portion of the screen, enter your search words, and click Go.
Mango Languages is an intuitive language learning program that is available in more than 70 languages. This learning tool specializes in using real-life situations that teach in a practical way; ordering food, asking for directions, and beginning casual conversations are emphasized as realistic ways to become acquainted with your language of choice. The best part? As a Franklin Township Library patron, this program is offered to you free of charge! Click here to start exploring Mango Languages!
If you’d like to use Mango on your smartphone or device, click the link on the right of the page – it will take you to the App store where you can download the app for free.
The New York Times
You’ve probably had the unfortunate experience of hitting a paywall when trying to read an interesting article online from larger news corporations. As a Franklin Library patron, you have free unlimited access to the New York Times! To access the NYT from outside the library, you will need to access and redeem a code provided by the website. Click here to find out how!
Universal Class brings you lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. A wide range of subjects are available, from accounting, history, and mathematics to spiritual studies, interpersonal skills, and more! For detailed instructions on how to begin using Universal Class, please click here.
If you’re looking for more online lessons on things like career preparation, adult core skills, college test prep, and computer skills, the library also has Learning Express Library available to you! Click here to register!
Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19, the Somerset County Library System is temporarily offering all Somerset County residents access to their online resources as! To access online resources such as OverDrive, Lynda.com, Flipster, and more, you will need to sign up for a temporary SCLS card. Please click here to get started!
There’s more where that came from! Click here to see what else is available through the library!
If you have any questions about our online resources, please leave a comment below!
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