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The Library offers Nooks and iPads for residents of Wilmette and Kenilworth

Nooks may be checked out for three weeks and iPads may be checked out for two weeks.  The devices come pre-loaded with many books.  If the devices are all checked out, you may place a hold on the device and you will be notified when it becomes available for you.  The links below will take you to the devices as they are listed in the catalog.  From here you may see which books are loaded on the devices and whether a device is available for checkout.

iPads                                                       Nooks

 

Downloadable Magazines

Zinio

Zinio is a digital publishing company that distributes digital editions of printed publications, including magazines. Wilmette & Kenilworth residents who set up an account have access to over 90 different magazines downloadable to their computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Getting Started with Zinio

Patron Setup Guide (.pdf)

Complete List of Titles

American Poetry Review American Spectator Aperture Architectural Record Beadwork
Bicycling BirdWatching Bloomberg Businessweek Boating Canoe & Kayak
Car & Driver Chicago Cloth Paper Scissors Cosmopolitan Digital Photo
Discover Do It Yourself Dwell The Economist Elle
Elle Decor Esquire ESPN Everyday with Rachael Ray Family Handyman
Field & Stream Food Network Magazine Forbes Foreign Policy Girls' Life
Good Housekeeping Home Theater Kiplinger's Knitter's Magazine Ladies' Home Journal
MacWorld Marie Claire Martha Stewart Living Martha Stewart Weddings Men's Health
Men's Journal Mother Earth News Mother Jones Motortrend The Nation
National Geographic Nat Geo Traveler Interactive New York Review of Books Newsweek Nylon
Oprah, The Magazine OK! Magazine Organic Gardening Out Outside
Outdoor Life PC Mag Petersen's Photographic Popular Mechanics Popular Science
Prevention Quilting Arts Readers' Digest Rolling Stone Runners' World
Saveur Seventeen Ski Magazine Smithsonian Magazine Snowboarder
Town & Country Transworld Skateboarding Us Weekly Vegetarian Times Vibe
Weight Watchers Women's Health Woodcraft Working Mother Yoga Journal

Compatible Devices

Brainfuse

  • ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING  in math, reading, science and writing for K through junior college   
  • individual attention from carefully selected tutors through a kid-friendly online classroom    
  • resume and letter writing assistance   
  • available 5-10 pm seven days a week (few holiday exceptions)
  • language lab and writing lab    

LearningExpress

  • popular software tutorials
  • preparation and practice tests for standardized tests
  • learning centers that offer exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve results you want at school, at work, or in life
  • resume writing and interview skills development

Lynda.com (available only in the Library)

  • online video learning service
  • covers software applications and creative and business skills
  • over 2,000 courses with advanced sessions
  • known for its excellent teachers and in-depth coverage of topics

Mango Languages

  • online learning modules of over 50 languages
  • easy, intuitive interactive tools
  • practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language
  • also provides modules for some English language learners

 

 

What is a Mobile Application?

Also called mobile apps, it is a term used to describe Internet applications that run on smartphones and other mobile devices. Mobile applications usually help users by connecting them to Internet services more commonly accessed on desktop or notebook computers, or help them by making it easier to use the Internet on their portable devices.

wpl

WPL's app is available for iOS, Android, Kindle, and many other devices! Check your account, search for items, view the calendar, and download E-books and E-audiobooks with ease.

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

brainfuse

Brainfuse is available on your mobile device for homework help, tutoring, and test prep on the go!

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

zinio

Zinio for Libraries provides library patrons with almost 90 downloadable magazines. Visit the Downloadable Magazines page for more information.

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

gale

AccessMyLibrary Public Edition uses GPS to find public libraries within a 10-mile radius of the user's location then provides free access to Gale online resources.

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

consumercheckbook

CHECKBOOK provides local ratings, comments, and advice from Consumers' CHECKBOOK for hundreds of service categories.

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

mango

Learn languages quickly and easily with Mango. Note: Requires you to log in with an account created on a computer.

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

morningstar

Morningstar Mobile helps you track your investments and stay on top of the markets with info on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

oneclick

OneClick Digital provides access to Recorded Books' selection of E-Audiobooks. Note: Requires you to create an account with a valid library card number

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

omc

Use OverDrive Media Console to enjoy e-audiobooks and e-books available through the Library's MyMediaMall collection.

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

referenceusa

ReferenceUSA offers in-depth information on millions of U.S. businesses and consumers.  Must have a valid library card from a subscribing library to access the ReferenceUSA App.

Available for iPad only at this time

scan

Scan is a QR code reader application. You simply launch the app, point your device at the QR code, and you're on your way to that web page!

Available for iOS, Android, etc.

INFORMATION AND RESEARCH DATABASES

A to Z list or select by Category

Business/Investment    Consumer Interest    Downloadable Books     Encylopedias     Genealogy     Health     Homework Help      Literature      Newspapers/Magazines     Phone Directory     Science/Technology     Test Prep/Skills Building

Database

Category

Available Remotely?



No

American DecadesHomework Help

Yes

Ancestry Library EditionGenealogy

No

Business e-resourcesBusiness/Investment

Yes

Business Insights, Global (formerly Business Resource Ctr)Business/Investment
Homework Help

Yes

Chicago Tribune 1985 -Newspaper and Magazine

Yes

Chicago Tribune Historical 1849-1986Newspaper and Magazine

Yes

Children's Literature DatabaseHomework Help
Literature

Yes

Children's Literature Database (within the Library)

No

Consumer Reports and Cars Best Deal Plus Consumer Interest
Health and Medicine

Yes

Consumers' CheckbookConsumer Interest
Business/Investment

No

Consumers' Checkbook - remote usersConsumer Interest
Business/Investment

Yes

CultureGramsHomework Help
Encyclopedia

Yes

Dictionary of American HistoryHomework Help

Yes

Encyclopedia BritannicaEncyclopedia
Homework Help

Yes

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and HistoryHomework Help
Encyclopedia

Yes

Encyclopedia of Global Warming (Salem Press)Homework Help
Encyclopedia
Science and Technology

Yes

Facts On File Homework Help

Yes

Facts On File World News DigestHomework Help

Yes

FirstSearch (call Ref Desk for login)Newspaper and Magazine
Homework Help
Health and Medicine

Yes

Gale Directory LibraryBusiness/Investment

Yes

GreenFILENewspaper and Magazine
Health and Medicine
Homework Help

Yes

Grzimek's Animal Life EncyclopediaHomework Help
Encyclopedia
Science and Technology

Yes

Heritage Quest Online Genealogy

Yes

History Resources Salem PressHomework Help
Encyclopedia

Yes

Infotrac Magazine ArticlesHomework Help
Literature
Newspaper and Magazine

Yes

Islamic Studies - Oxford U. PressHomework Help
Encyclopedia

No

Issues and ControversiesHomework Help

Yes

LearningExpressTest Preparation
Homework Help

Yes

Legal FormsBusiness/Investment
Consumer Interest

Yes

LexisNexis (Legal cases not available remotely)Business/Investment

Yes

LexisNexis (within the library)Business/Investment

No

Literature Resource Center Homework Help
Literature

Yes

Live Homework Help - BrainfuseHomework Help
Test Preparation

Yes

Lynda.comBusiness/Investment
Test Prep/Skills Building
Homework Help

No

Mango LanguagesHomework Help
Test Preparation

Yes

Medical Guide Magill'sHealth and Medicine
Encyclopedia

Yes

Medline (call Ref Desk for login)Health and Medicine

Yes

Mergent Web ReportsBusiness/Investment

Yes

Morningstar (In the Library)Business/Investment

No

Morningstar (Remote Access)Business/Investment

Yes

Musicians & Composers of the 20th CenturyEncyclopedias
Literature
Homework Help

Yes

MUZZY Language LearningHomework Help

Yes

MUZZY Language Learning (within the library)Homework Help

No

MyMediaMallE-Books
Downloadable Books

Yes

New York Times (1980 to present)Newspaper and Magazine
Homework Help

Yes

New York Times Historical (1851-2003)Newspaper and Magazine
Literature
Homework Help

Yes

Novelist PlusLiterature

Yes

OneClick Digital (Recorded Books)Downloadable Books

Yes

Oxford English DictionaryHomework Help

Yes

PebbleGoHomework Help
Encyclopedias

Yes

Poetry and Poets - Critical Surveys Literature
Homework Help

Yes

Press Display Around the WorldNewspaper and Magazine

No

Proquest News and MagazinesNewspaper and Magazine

Yes

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature 1890-1982Newspaper and Magazine
Homework Help
Literature

Yes

Reference Books Online (Gale Virtual Ref Lib)Homework Help
Health and Medicine
Business/Investment

Yes

Reference USA Telephone listingsBusiness/Investment
Residential/Business Phone Directory

Yes

S&P Net AdvantageBusiness/Investment

Yes

Small Business ResourcesBusiness/Investment

Yes

The Solar SystemScience and Technology
Homework Help

Yes

Today's ScienceHomework Help
Science and Technology

Yes

TumblebooksDownloadable Books

Yes

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)Newspaper and Magazine
Business/Investment

Yes

Weiss Ratings Business/Investment

Yes

Wilmette History Genealogy
Homework Help

Yes

Wilmette Life IndexNewspaper and Magazine
Genealogy

Yes

Wilmette Live, Wilmette Beacon, and Northshore WeekendNewspapers

No

World Almanac for KidsHomework Help
Encyclopedia

Yes

World Book KidsHomework Help

Yes

World Book Online Reference CenterEncyclopedia
Homework Help

Yes

ZinioNewspaper and Magazine

Yes


 

 

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