Virtual Library

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Explore the Virtual Library and find it from home!

  • 4 Seasons Book Club
    A Library sponsored book club for adults. Join us as we read and discuss 4 new releases each year -- in person and online.
  • Account
    Access your library account online to view items you have checked out and when they are due back, renew materials, review and/or cancel hold requests, check for fines and fees, save your reading history, and create saved searches.
  • Ask a Librarian
    Submit your questions about people, historical facts, world places, events, books, movies, library services, hours - anything that intrigues you! Questions are answered within two business days.
  • Blogs, News Feeds & Newsletters
    Subscribe to Library and booklist newsletters, receive up-to-date event announcements, and read or post comments for the Library's Director.
  • Download eBooks & more!
    Download audiobooks, ebooks & music to your computer or portable device with the OverDrive digital download service.
    OverDrive for Kindle (PDF) | OverDrive for Tablets & Smartphones (PDF)
  • Get a Library Card Online
    New users can register for a Tompkins County Public Library card online.  The temporary card number provides immediate access  to many of TCPL’s databases and the ability to place holds on library materials.  Once you visit us in person, you will receive a permanent card and access to books, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks and in-house databases.
  • Homework Help for Teens and Homework Help for Kids
    Visit our collection of librarian-recommended websites for homework help and answers about everyday curiosities.
  • Hoopla
    Hoopla is a free online streaming service for public libraries offering feature films, documentaries, music albums, ebooks and audiobooks. Library patrons may use their web browser or mobile device to use hoopla. The content is always available without waitlists.
    Hoopla Informational Brochure (PDF)
  • Library Catalog
    PowerPAC, the library catalog, allows you to search for books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks, including materials at other libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System.
  • Local History Online
    Research your town and family history using your local Library's materials. Download books, atlases, maps, directories, obituraries and find your roots!
  • MANGO Languages
    Try this online language-learning system and learn conversation skills for a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Greek, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language and learn how to communicate.
  • Rbdigital Magazines
    RBdigital Magazines provides access to current and back issues of popular magazines. New issues are often released simultaneously with the print edition. Browse titles by title or category. Read magazines on a computer (both PC and Apple) or use the RBdigital app and download magazines to an iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and Kindle Fire HD/HDX. No borrowing limit and no returns.
    RBdigital Magazines Brochure (PDF)
  • Research Tools
    Research topics, such as health and business, and find articles from magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias, online!  Homework Help and Subject Guides provide tips and librarian-recommended resources for study and research..
  • TumbleBooks
    Check out this online collection of animated, talking picture books.  It includes a collection of full-length, unabridged classics in audio format and a small collection of books in French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
  • We Suggest!
    Explore new authors and interests and find direction navigating TCPL's sea of resources. Reviews, lists, digital media, and the Library's Community Read will help you find that next great book, movie or music.
Page last modified Jan 11, 2018