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5 Library Resources You Can Use At Home

April 13, 2020

There’s a lot of power behind a library card. Here’s five ways you can access that power.

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Movies & Music 

New Orleans Public Libraries offer all members access to movies and music using the following programs: Hoopla, Kanopy, and Freegal. Through these interfaces, users can stream and download movies and music for free. 

E-books & Audiobooks 

New Orleans Public Libraries also provide access to Overdrive, a system that allows users to download both e-books and audiobooks. These titles include children’s literature and instructional videos.
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Louisiana Library Connection offers live online tutors that can help kids with homework from home. This service is available to kids in kindergarten through basic college level math courses. This resource also includes a writing center, career center, and adult education center. 

Magazines & Newspapers

New Orleans Public Libraries offer members access to applications like Flipster,, Flipbank, and so much more online. There is also access to historic New Orleans newspapers if you’re looking for a blast from the past. 

Genealogy & Local History 

With extra time on our hands and access to great resources of genealogy and local history, what better time to delve into your family history. Louisiana libraries offer the public access to resources that will allow you to do just that. 

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