There’s so much more to libraries than physically checking out books. Your local library is chock full of FREE online resources including ebooks, audiobooks, live online classes, streaming TV and movies, music downloads, digital magazines and more.
Here is your guide to getting the most out of your library card with free online library services in Orlando..all while not stepping foot into the library.
FREE ONLINE RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY
Get your library card online
First thing’s first: you need a library card to access all of the awesome free resources. If you don’t have a library card, apply online. You’ll need to fill out a form, have your Florida’s driver’s license handy, and then your card will be mailed to you. In the meantime, you can check out up to 10 items online.
We are focusing on the Orange County Library system, but you can find most of these services in your county library. Home delivery is only available for Orange County residents.
E-books, digital magazines and audiobooks
TV movie & streaming
- CDs (available through the Orange County Library’s home delivery service)
- RBDigital (full concert footage)
Free online learning resources for students at the library
- Little Pim
Help your little one learn a new language through short videos and flash cards. Geared for kids 6 months to 6 years.
- Miss Humblebee’s Academy
Online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten. Core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.
FREE qualified tutors for expert help in a variety of subjects.
- Science Online
Experiments, essays, definitions, diagrams and more.
- Homework Help LibGuide
Live online tutoring, school subject research guides, research paper writing tips, test preparation and other schoolwork assistance.
- Tumblebook Library
Online collection of e-Books that have animation, sound, music, and narration added to picture books.
- World Book Online
Comprehensive online resource to research a variety of academic topics. Parents can utilize Curriculum Correlations to see how topics relate to their children’s school curriculum.
Free learning resources for adults at the library
- Mango Languages
Learn a new language. Pick from more than 70 world languages.
- Lynda.com from LinkedIn
Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
- Chilton Library
Step-by-step instructions, photos, diagrams, and much more for automobile repair and maintenance.
- Business Plans Handbook
Collection of successful business plans compiled by entrepreneurs.
- Gale General OneFile
One-stop source for information on a wide range of general interest topics.
- Morningstar Investment Research Center
Financial information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating, exchange-traded funds, information on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles.
- Live Online Classes
Learn invaluable tech and business skills from the comfort of your own home.