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Use Your Cora J. Belden Library Card Online…Anytime, Anywhere!
- Search the catalog
- Find books, dvds, magazines, and more.
- Place holds and renew items online.
- Search the collections of the Cora J. Belden Library and 28 other public libraries.
- Download a magazine to browse or read
- Zinio, Flipster and Overdrive
- Popular magazines
- Download as many as you would like with no waiting, no due dates and no overdue fines
- Special collection of magazines from Southeast Asia (Zinio)
- Download a book or audiobook
- Overdrive, EBSCO and Recorded Books
- More than 48,000 books for your Kindle, Nook or other reading device.
- More than 5,600 audiobooks for your Windows or Apple devices.
- Items are returned automatically after 7, 14 or 21 days (your choice).
- Take a class
- Universal Class offers 540 academic, business and personal enrichment classes with certified instructors, assignments and student chat.
- Lynda.com offers classes to improve your technology skills and software expertise.
- Rocket Language provides language instruction.
- Polish your resume and interview skills
- Upload a copy of your resume to receive expert analysis within 24 hours.
- Interview tips and career assessment tools.
- Organize your paperwork
- Connecticut Legal Forms Library has thousands of downloadable forms, including state, federal, business, real estate and personal forms.
- Legal Information Reference Center summarizes all state statutory laws, arranged in easy-to-use alphabetical topics and subheadings with links to IRS and CT Dept. of Revenue tax forms.
- Prepare for a test
- Testing & Education Reference Center
- Over 300 practice tests (and courses) for high school, college and beyond, with study material in eBook format.
- Search for available scholarships in the $8 billion database.
- Career modules cover subjects from career changes to salary negotiations.
- Look before you buy
- Access Flipster for Consumer Reports online issues.
- View comparisons and results from the testing laboratory.
- Trace your roots and create a family tree
- Use HeritageQuest to search U.S. Census records, digitized family and local history books, an index to genealogical and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, and the Freedman's Bank Records.
- Then come in to access the Ancestry.com Library Edition when the library is open.
- Reach out to a long-lost friend
- AtoZDatabases and ReferenceUSA
- Business and residential directory assistance, plus a reverse phone directory.
- Detailed information about businesses and corporations, with a listing of over 12 million businesses that can be searched by name, line of business, geographic area and a number of other parameters.
- Research any topic
- researchIT (formerly iCONN), the Connecticut Digital Library, provides a range of quality on-line information resources including reference, periodicals (popular & academic), and newspapers.
- Access your financial situation
- Morningstar provides an online investment research center, with information on companies, funds, and market returns.
- Reserve a Museum Pass
- Free or reduced admission to area museums is courtesy of the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
- Reserve a pass online and print the pass from your home computer. (Please note that certain passes are not printable and must be picked up when the library is open.)
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