If you are looking for a great value, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is the place to visit.
Free Wi-Fi service is available at all the 12 urban branches, as well as the outlying branches of Laughlin, Mesquite and Moapa Valley libraries. People can bring their personal laptop computers, PDAs or other wireless devices to the library and access the district’s library catalog, electronic services and databases.
Adults and young people have free access to the 678 computer stations available throughout the library district. These state-of-the-art computers are equipped with Internet access, word processing capability and educational software. Free, hands-on computer classes are available to all at the library. Getting a library card is easy. Applications are available at all library district branches.
An applicant just needs to show a picture identification and current Nevada address. Or individuals can apply online at www.lvccld.org. They will need to bring their picture identifications with them when they visit the library to activate the card.
With a free library card, individuals can manage their accounts online from any computer in the library or from their home or office over an Internet connection. They can request items, see what materials they have checked out, check due dates and renew materials.
A library card allows free access to the entire 2.5-million-item collection of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, eMedia, as well as online access to an array of databases. Users can read a best-selling book or listen to one on CD, listen to and enjoy a popular musician or a motion picture soundtrack on CD or view a recent motion picture or a Hollywood favorite on DVD.
The district’s eMedia collection is easy to use and now is the perfect time to discover what the collection has to offer. With a library card and the appropriate software (which can be downloaded for free), individuals can read, listen or watch digital books, audiobooks, music and videos on their computers or supported mobile devices. Up to 35 titles can be check out at one time.
Once an item is downloaded, it can be accessed anytime within the lending period without connecting to the Internet. On the due date, there’s no need to rush to the library to return the download. Titles are automatically returned to the digital collection. The best part is there are never late fees, or damaged or lost items.
The eMedia page has a guided tour to help users get started. There is also an extensive help section with questions and answers for almost any problem users might come across. For those who don’t own an MP3 player, there is even a list of compatible devices, including cell phones and iPods.
There are many online resources on the district’s Web site, including thousands of magazine and newspaper articles on health, business, current events, visual arts and biographies. The Internet reference sites offer consumer information, as well as information on jobs and careers.
The conveniently located 24 branches of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offer free entertainment, information and learning opportunities for people of all ages. Call 734-READ or visit www.lvccld.org to locate a library near you.