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Access library resources from the comfort of your home
The Library has lots to offer you, even from home. Use your Worthington Libraries card to access our online content. You’ll find e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, movies and television shows, plus learning opportunities for all ages and more. You can also get help by email, phone and chat.

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Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)

Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device. Titles are always available, with no waiting lists. There is no limit to how many magazines you can check out. Lending periods vary by title, but issues can be checked out again.

Worthington Libraries card & PIN required (No card? Apply online!)

Access digital video, music, comics, e-book and audiobook titles for use on your computer, smartphone, tablet or television streaming device with hoopla. All content is available streaming; some content is available to download for offline viewing, via the hoopla app.

Worthington Libraries card & PIN required (No card? Apply online!)

Access streaming digital video for use on your computer, smartphone, tablet or television streaming device with Kanopy.

Offerings include classic, foreign, independent, international and instructional films, as well as documentaries.

For kids

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)
CultureGrams Kids Edition electronic library helps children of all ages explore the history, people and culture of the countries of the world, including descriptions, images, timelines, maps, flags, fun facts, recipes, interviews, slideshows and video clips.
Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)
Do you need to do research for a school project or homework assignment?  Try Kids InfoBits, a reference database for kids in kindergarten through grade 5.  Type in your subject to search, or browse a topic to find information about animals, people, plants and other homework topics.  It's easy and fun to use, and you can print or email articles and
Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources. Includes story books, chapter books, graphic novels, nonfiction and more.

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)

TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary school students featuring text and audio narration on selected titles. Many of these titles also come with a Tumble Quiz to test recollection of the story.

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)

Scholastic BookFlix pairs video storybooks with non-fiction titles. This unique format allows children to watch a story and then learn more. Topics include people and places, animals and nature, family and community and much more. BookFlix also provides a read-along option, definitions, educator resources and educational games to play.

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)

Scholastic TrueFlix integrates captivating informational videos with quality nonfiction books to improve literacy skills and build knowledge in science and social studies topics. Vocabulary games, quizzes and links to further research are included to help kids expand on what they've learned.

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)

World Book Kids features content from the World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia and is designed especially for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers.  It has thousands of articles, colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps.

For tweens and teens

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)
Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.
Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)

Explora Secondary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment especially for middle and high students (grades 6-12) to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)
The online version of World Book Encyclopedia offers articles suited for grades 4-12 and adults. With a dictionary, printable maps, photographs and illustrations, World Book Online also features audio, video and virtual reality presentations that let you explore places in the world in 360 degrees.

For adults

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card (No card? Apply online!)
Research your family tree--available from home for a limited time during the coronavirus crisis. Ancestry Library is available remotely to all Ohio library cardholders, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Access to Ancestry Library is provided by Libraries Connect Ohio.
Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)
Creativebug offers online video classes and tutorials on a variety of crafts, such as knitting, quilting, crochet, jewelry making and more. Patterns, templates and recipes are also available for download.
Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card & PIN (No card? Apply online!)

Self-directed language instruction in dozens of modern and ancient languages is available through Mango Languages. Self-guided slideshows and easy navigation make learning a new language simple and fun.  Lessons focus on conversational skills, grammar and culture.

Available outside the library with a Worthington Libraries card (No card? Apply online!)
Enjoy unlimited access to news and content on NYTimes.com-- no paywall! Just click through and register to create a new account, or log in to your existing account. When using library computers or when connected to library wifi, access articles automatically. Outside the Library, you will be granted access for 72 hours.

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Hillary K

I'm the library's communications specialist. I love reading— especially fantasy, mysteries and historical nonfiction. I'm also a fan of cats, old houses and costume parties.

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