September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and we’re highlighting the 9 things you can do (for free!) with an Enid Public Library card.

We are also hosting a giveaway. New* members in the month of September have a chance to win a bookstore gift card. The winner will be chosen randomly at the end of the month and notified on October 1st. (*Only new members during September are eligible for the giveaway.)

Without further ado, here’s some of the ways you can use your library card throughout the year.

1. Borrow an item from our library

Did you know that our checkout limit is 50 items per person, per library card? Those can all be books, comics, and graphic novels.

AND/OR

Enjoy up to:

  • 6 audiobooks
  • 6 music CDs
  • 4 DVDs
  • 2 Playaways
  • 10 magazines

…as long as the total is 50 items, you can take them home!

2. Borrow a digital item

We have TWO digital libraries. Recently, we added Hoopla Digital (more on that in #3!). There is no waiting in line for these titles, and you can check out up to 4 items per month. This includes music CDs, movies, TV shows/series, ebooks, audios, & comics.

The Oklahoma Virtual Library (with use of the Overdrive and Libby apps) is the second option. Some items may require you to be put on hold, but you can check out 6 items at a time/unlimited per month.

3. Stream TV shows and dramas or music CDs and audiobooks

With Hoopla Digital, you can now download episodes of your favorite TV shows and movies. There is also a wide collection of music from pop hits to classics. Download and stream from the mobile device of your choosing!

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4. Learn a Language

It’s never been easier to learn a language. With our new playaways, you can even learn a language on the go! Playaways are small audios on an MP3 player. It can fit in your pocket, whether you listen when you’re sleeping, working out, or taking a walk. Learning has never been more accessible or convenient!

5. Explore your heritage

We have multiple ancestry databases for you to explore. Ancestry.com (in-library use only) can you help you figure our your ancestors, search through military and land records, and find census and marriage material.

Want to explore more at home? Access Heritage Quest, America’s Genealogy Bank, and FamilySearch 24/7.

6. Study and Prepare for an Exam

Getting ready to take your GED, ACT, GRE or U.S. Citizenship exam? Preparing for your real estate license, law degree, or nursing program? Check out our Testing & Education Reference Center! Look into career paths, use the Resume Builder, and study ebooks on numerous subjects.

7. Take online classes

Do you want to brush up on computer skills? Want to learn more about starting your own business, brushing up on Microsoft Office software, or training your pet? Universal Class has over 500 online courses in a variety of subjects, all accessible 24/7.

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8. Use the computer

Whether you’re looking for a job or want to check your email, we have computers you can use free of charge! Our computers can be used for 90 minutes with one time extension. Want to get online with your phone or laptop? You can do that too! Get up to 220 minutes of free WiFi daily.

9. Magazines & Newspaper

We have magazines to check out in the library from Good Housekeeping to Sports Illustrated. Want access online? Read magazines 24/7 with RBDigital Magazines.

Newspapers don’t check out, but you can read copies for free of the local Enid News & Eagle, Kingfisher Times, Tulsa World, & others. Searching for an older version of Enid News & Eagle? We have some available digitally with NewsBank. Others can be found on our microfilm machine on the 2nd floor. Call Research at 580-616-7196 for requests!

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Don’t have a card?

No problem! Stop in to the library with your photo ID and proof of mailing address (a bill, piece of mail, digital statement), and get signed up today!