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Hoopla Digital for Film, TV and More!

Hoopla digital is a new service offered by Rye Public Library bringing you an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics! Hoopla has pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, without holds or wait lists.  This truly maximizes the power of digital content and Internet distribution.  Click  for our instruction sheet, or link direct to the hoopla website.   Download free hoopla apps for your Apple or Android devices too!hoopla

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hoopla Rye Public Library is happy to announce the arrival of a new service for our members: Hoopla!   Hoopla digital is a new service offered by Rye Public Library bringing you an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics! Hoopla has pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, without holds or wait lists.  This truly maximizes the power of digital content and Internet distribution.  Click  for our instruction sheet, or link direct to the hoopla website.   Download free hoopla apps for your Apple or Android devices too!  Please ask us about using this powerful new service at home and on your mobile devices.  Watch for scheduled classes at RPL if you want a guide through the process of getting started.

E Book Downloads For Your Personal Reading Device(s) from Rye Public Library!

The Rye Public Library offers e-book content for download to your personal reading device through our website. “ Your Rye Public Library card in good standing (current, no fines in excess of $10) provides all the access you need to enjoy these services! “ You can select from two sources for e-book content. Rye Public Library members can choose from offerings at the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium“ as well as our Freading service. “ Click on the linked text to explore each option. “ You will find help resources at the landing pages of each e-book service,“  as well as at thier respective websites.“  Remember, You can always call , e-mail, or stop in to RPL for more information.

 

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Hoopla digital is a new service offered by Rye Public Library bringing you an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics! Hoopla has pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, without holds or wait lists.  This truly maximizes the power of digital content and Internet distribution.  Click  for our instruction sheet, or link direct to the hoopla website.   Download free hoopla apps for your Apple or Android devices too!

A Disclaimer

In the current state of the technology, downloading electronic content from “ our electronic book vendors may compromise library user confidentiality expectations as outlined in the Rye Public Library Privacy Policy and “ New Hampshire RSA 201-D:11 Library User Records; Confidentiality.

Functionality of our downloadable book utilities is established through agreements with many partnering vendors to provide down-loadable content to a wide variety of devices and platforms. “ By creating accounts with third party vendors (e.g. Amazon or Adobe) to download these materials, you may be allowing the vendors to store data about your reading/listening habits and download history via the Overdrive service.

By continuing e-content downloads via NHDB or Freading, you acknowledge acceptance of both the vendors’ terms of use as well as the possible compromise of the confidentiality of the library records generated by your e-content downloads.

Genealogy

Ancestry – Library Edition (Available in the library only)
Provides instant access to more than 1 billion names, more than 3,000 databases, primary-source document images and a variety of genealogical research features including 450 million census records from the U.S. Federal Census between the years 1790 and 1930. In addition, AncestryPlus includes immigration, vital, military, court, church and ethnic records; city directories; genealogical societies; Social Security Death Index; Periodical Source Index; family history library; and much more.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites is an online guide to genealogical research websites.

Ellis Island – Port of NY Records
Find immigration records for the millions of people who entered the United States through Ellis Island.

FamilySearch.org is a genealogical research website provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?  Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of six core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades. In total the collection covers more than 140 million names.

Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books. Titles have been digitized from our own renowned microform collections, as well from the American Antiquarian Society via an exclusive partnership.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI), published by the Allen County Public Library, is recognized as the most comprehensive index genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.

Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.

Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.

LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.

National Archives – Resources For Genealogists
The website for the National Archives contains information for starting genealogical research and popular tools and resources for researching your family history.

New England Historic Genealogical Society – American Ancestors
The New England Historic Genealogical Society’s website. This organization offers fee based research and database services.

New Hampshire State Library
The New Hampshire State Library has microfilm of State Census records, town histories, etc.

NH Historical Society
Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the premier organization preserving and sharing New Hampshire history.

Video tutorials for RPL resources

 Please select the link below to view your selected tutorial video.  We are actively building the selection.  Please contact us with suggestions.

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      Mango Language Database

Music Downloads with Freegal

 

Career Resources

“ “ “ “ “  the new Career Transitions offers many

“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “  new features and functionality:

  • Interactive interview practice
  • Matching work and military experience to new careers
  • Multiple job-search options, including internships and entry-level, with job tracking
  • Comprehensive education and training options by career, program and location
  • Guided resume and cover letter creation
  • Continually updated expert advice and industry-leading content
  • Hundreds of career overview videos, including “A Day in the Life” series featuring real people who work in those occupations
  • A new, streamlined interface designed to give users immediate access to activities
  • And more

 

Testing and Education Reference Center
Dependable guidance and research tools on careers and education.“ “ Testing & Education Reference Center“ (TERC) – the online resource used by millions of people looking for help in making confident decisions that will shape their future – has been updated with new features, a more user friendly interface and enhanced functionality. Plus“ TERCnow offers additional certifications from Delmar – one of the premier sources for career readiness – providing access to career certifications focusing on rapidly expanding careers such as:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology – 6 subjects, in both English and Spanish
  • Auto Repair – (ASE) with 9 exams both in English and Spanish
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Repair – with 8 exams
  • Collision Repair – with 5 exams both in English and Spanish

Chilton Automotive Library

“ “  Link Here to access this exhaustive automotive database!

When it comes to auto repair, “do-it-yourselfers”, students and automotive enthusiasts have trusted Chilton repair manuals for years. Now, Gale puts these authoritative manuals into motion with more extensive resources for“  library users in a simple-to-use, online resource that’s available 24/7 wherever there’s an available internet connection.

Unlike the printed editions, the content available on ChiltonLibrary is updated on a monthly basis, ensuring the most advanced and up-to-date information available.

Health & Wellness

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Contains full text for nearly 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men’s Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 200 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.

National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Information about diseases, injuries, medications, medical procedures, and medical tests.

Chronic Conditions Information Network (CCIN)
For health resource information in NH and VT

Geography

A to Z Maps Online
The world’s largest subscription-based database of proprietary and royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

Global Road Warrior
Answers practical questions in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security for 175 countries, with over 1,750 country maps and over 12,000 photographs.

 

 

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General Reference

Academic Search Premier
Provides full text for more than 3,600 journals covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education, and much more. This database is updated on a daily basis.

MAS Ultra: School Edition
Provides full text for over 515 general interest and current events magazines.

MasterFile Premier
Provides full text for over 1,900 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.

EBSCO Animals
Provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.

Middle Search Plus
Provides full text for over 145 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle school students.

Primary Search
Provides full text for 57 children’s magazines and over 100 children’s pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.

TOPICsearch

Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. This current events database includes more than 400,000 full-text articles selected by teachers and librarians, an online dictionary, and more than 2,500 diverse reference sources including newspapers, biographies, opinion polls, book reviews and government information.

Searchasaurus
A colorful, easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students. It includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus as well as EBSCO Animals and Funk and Wagnell’s New World Encyclopedia.