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Did you know that your Louisville Free Public Library card unlocks a host of other free services? Your library card can do so much more than just check out books.
Free digital tools put the entire library in your hands.
Through your Louisville Free Public Library card, you can access thousands of free audiobooks and e-books through Overdrive.com and the Libby app. These can be “borrowed” and used right on your device!
You can also browse magazines and comic books through RB Digital. This service includes popular magazines like Reader’s Digest, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Better Homes & Gardens and more.
You can stream movies, music and more from home!
On a trial basis, the Louisville Free Public Library is offering a subscription to Kanopy streaming. Each cardholder can stream up to five videos per month. This service can also be used from an Apple TV, Roku or Chromecast device!
You can scream music from Naxos! There are more than 82,000 albums you can stream with this service.
Online subscriptions can save you hundreds of dollars!
Lynda.com can help you learn just about anything! This service has over 4,000 courses covering everything from photography to business! It’s all free with your library card.
Treehouse is a similar service that offers over 300 courses that can help you learn to code, get a new job and more. This service is regularly $25 per month but it’s free with your library card.
Check out a telescope from the library!
The Lousville Astronomical Society has donated telescopes that you can check out from the library! You’ll be able to keep it for a week. You must be at least 18 years old to borrow a telescope.
COLLIDER Artist-In-Residence Program connects art and patrons.
The library hosts an artist-in-residence program that provides special studio space within the library. Artists are invited to create on-site and connect with the public. Special workshops are also offered. This program is called COLLIDER.
Immigrants can benefit from many LFPL library programs.
The library provides many international and English Language Learning programs. They offer multilingual storytimes, cultural showcases, conversation groups, foreign films and more. Details here.
Disabled patrons can get books delivered to their homes.
The library will deliver materials to those who can’t physically visit their local library branch.