We’ve been talking a lot about our new Discord server over the past few months.

If you’ve got no idea what that means though, or how to access it, that’s ok! The owners of the Discord posted a very helpful video walking you through what Discord is and does.

 

Once you’ve watched that, you’re all ready to sign up and come hang out with us!

This is the link for the Discord, you’re invited!  https://discord.gg/SpnHnZk4A9

We hang out to talk about books in general, movies, programs and our Genre Discussion groups. Stay tuned as we’ll keep testing out different ways to use this service to connect with our community.

 

We hope to see you there!

During our COVID-19 closure, the library acquired three new digital platforms to meet the needs of the community. Each resource can be accessed by logging in with your library card to our catalog page.

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Welcome to RBdigital Value Collection. Browse – Checkout – and Read magazines in your browser – and download to mobile apps. Get started by creating a new account in the online browser site. Checkout a magazine and stream it online – or download mobile apps and log in with your same credentials. Create your account online by going to our catalog page before downloading the mobile apps. Once you check out a magazine you may keep it as long as you wish. This magazine collection is brought to you by your local library and we hope you enjoy checking out your favorite magazines.

NewsBank Find information on topics related to business, health, education, government and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos, blogs and web-only content including the Northeast Herald, San Antonio Express-News, USA Today and more. We also have access to the Guymon Daily Herald and other local newspapers!

Did you know you can choose from over 500 free online courses, via your library card and Universal Class? It’s true. They have everything from office software classes, to hobbies, to accounting and English. Call us at 580-338-7330 or visit our catalog page at https://guymon.biblionix.com/catalog/ to get started!

 

The Guymon Public Library & Arts Center has memberships to a variety of eResources to benefit our public patrons such as online classes, free audiobooks, ebooks, popular magazines, movies and more. All you need is a library card!

Once you have a card, you are registered for member access from home or at your fingertips of your phone or tablet. If you are already registered but need to log in to our Catalog Page, call us at 580-338-7330 for your library card number or the phone number on file.

Universal Class

Over 500 Education Courses Online – Free with Your Library Card via our Catalog Login and Universal Class.

Looking for ebooks or audiobooks?

Sign in via our Library Catalog Page and click Overdrive or RBdigital to access the OK Virtual Library’s website with your library card number and phone number.

Not sure which device or eReader will work with Overdrive?
Visit the Device Resource Center.

Need help getting started?
Find videos and instructions from Overdrive Help.

Download always available audiobooks with RBdigital. Must sign up initially at the library, after that with a mobile app or through the Catalog.

eMagazines

can be downloaded through RBdigital Magazines in which you will set up an account.

Learn a Language

Learn 63 languages for English speakers or learn English for speakers of 17 languages with Mango Languages.  The database can be accessed through the Catalog or a mobile app.

Learn 80 languages from 50 different languages with Pronunciator or Pronunciator en Español.

Genealogy Research

HeritageQuest offers searches of Census, Books, PERSI Archive, Revolutionary War, Freedman’s Bank and U.S. Serial Set.

Fold3 offers the web’s premier collection of original military records, gathering the best U.S. military records, photos and stories from the Revolutionary War to more recent conflicts.

MyHeritage accesses key collections such as: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940, military records, over one million newspaper pages, enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records, and exclusive local and world collections.

Visit the Catalog for additional databases.

It’s easy with Mango and Pronunicator:

Learn 63 languages for English speakers or learn English for speakers of 17 languages with Mango Languages. The database can be accessed through the Catalog or a mobile app.

 

Find out what the Locals are saying about your hat. Learn a language.

The library tries to meet the needs of the community through book and audio selection, computer and wifi availability, program opportunities, and meeting room options.  However, it is impossible to be all things to all people.  If the library does not have a book that you need available in either paper format, ebook, CD or downloadable audio, it might be possible to borrow the book from another library.  This service is called interlibrary loan or ILL.   The process takes time as the request is sent first to the closest libraries that own the book and moves down the list and further away until a library with an available book responds that they can supply the item.  Then the item is mailed which adds to the wait time.  Sometimes an item cannot be supplied within the time frame in which it is needed.