10 free library onlines services your aren’t using (yet!)

So you check your library account, renew your items and even place holds online. But did you know there is even more to use and explore from our website? Take the Library home with you with these fantastic services – all with just a click of the mouse!

  1. eNews - Get the latest Wilsonville Library news and event information via email.
  2. Librarian chat - Can’t make it to the Library but have a question (and it’s the middle of the night)? “Chat” with a librarian. They will even email you the text of your chat dialogue!
  3. Email a reference librarian – Chatting too fast for you? Want to contact a Wilsonville librarian? Just fill out the online contact form and one of our librarians will answer you.
  4. Digital collections - Learn about the history of Wilsonville with these digital archives.
  5. Download audiobooks – Why wait to get to the Library when you can download an audiobook right now? The collection includes fiction (like mysteries and classics), as well as non-fiction (like biographies, business/career titles, and current events), and even videos!
  6. Magazine databases – Looking for reviews and recipes from your favorite magazines? Search online magazines from “Consumer Reports” to “Cooking Light.”
  7. Chilton online automotive repair manuals - Trying to adjust that timing belt, and it’s not going right? Looking for your car’s maintenance schedule?┬áCheck the Chilton manual and keep your car happy.
  8. Genealogy databases – Learn about your family’s ancestry and trace your genetic history.
  9. Novelist - Looking for that next good read? Check out Novelist, where you can find recommended books, prize winners, and even “Author Read-alikes” – authors who write books similar to the author you like.
  10. Mango languages – Forget the CDs and language tapes. Learn languages online! Mango will even keep track of your lessons for you.

And that’s just to start! Visit the Online Databases at www.lincc.org to find out more.

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