Even though the Tualatin Library is closed in response to the coronavirus, it offers a wide range of digital resources 24/7 through it’s participation in Washington County Cooperative Library Services. Here are just a few of the services you can access on the WCCLS website:
E-books. At last count, 87,901 titles are available to borrow in electronic format. You can read them on your tablet, phone, or desktop computer. For more information, check the WCCLS E-books page.
Streaming video. Normally you can watch up to ten videos a month on the library’s Kanopy service. During the coronavirus shutdown, additional movies are being offered credit-free. Learn more about Kanopy.
Classes. Several services provide online classes. Coursera offers computer science classes from top universities and organizations worldwide. Many are free, but some have a cost. Lynda offers courses to learn software, creative, and business skills. Learn more about Lynda.
Homework help. There are several services targeted to kids and teens. With Gale Student Edition, students can search content from magazines, newspapers and reference books for homework assignments. Kids InfoBits is geared to the needs of elementary school students. National Geographic Kids gives access to National Geographic articles, over 230 educational books, and National Geographic photographs in a kid-friendly interface.
For a complete list of the electronic services available through WCCLS, check out their page Research Resources by A to Z.