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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.

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.

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.

A Disclaimer

In the current state of the technology, downloading electronic content from the our electronic book vendors may compromise library user confidentiality expectations as outlined in 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.

       RPLtutorial Website Tour

      Mango Language Database

Music Downloads with Freegal

Streaming Film with Indieflix

Freegal Music Downloads

What is freegal?

Freegal is a downloadable music service from your library which provides music from the Sony Entertainment catalog. All you need is your library card number.

How do I access freegal?

Access to Freegal is limited to patrons with a Rye Public Library card in good standing (current;fines of less than $10). A link to freegal can be found on our home page (look for our “downloadable media” graphics on the left) or by using this“ freegal link.

Watch a how-to video here!

Is there Digital Rights Management (DRM) on the music files?

No. These files are downloaded as MP3 files which are compatible with any MP3 Player or device. You can transfer the music to any computer, MP3 player or even burn it to a CD. Copyright laws apply for all music downloaded.

Are the songs really free?

This service is underwritten by the Friends of the Rye Public Library. The music is free in the sense that most things in the library are free to you as a patron of the library.

How much music is on Freegal Music’s website?

It changes daily, but there are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and hundreds of thousands of songs from Sony Music Entertainment. You can read more about Sony’s artists at www.sonymusic.com.

How many songs can I download?

Each library cardholder is allowed to download 5 songs per week. A week begins at 12:01am Monday morning.

Can I download a whole album?

Songs are available on an individual basis only. You can choose, over time, to download all the songs on an album.

How do I know how many songs I’ve downloaded this week?

You can find your number of downloads for the week listed as “Weekly Downloads” at the top of the page when you login to your Freegal account.

Does download manager software need to be installed on my computer?

No. A browser is all you need to download music.

How do I download a song?

When you’ve found the song you want, click on the “Download Now” link next to the chosen song. At the prompt, select “Save” and choose where you want to save the song.

What is the song clip?

The song clip is a randomly chosen 30-second clip of a song, so you can decide whether or not you want to download it.

Why does the counter say I’ve downloaded 3 songs when I’m sure I haven’t?

 

You may have started a download then changed your mind and canceled it. Once you click the “download now” button, it can’t be reversed. It will count towards your download limit even if you cancel or choose “play” instead of “download.” To avoid this, please use the song clips to ensure you are downloading a song you want in your music library. We cannot credit a download.

When does the counter reset to 0?

A week begins at 12:01 am on Monday morning.

My song didn’t download completely or only the first few seconds of my song plays. What do I do?

Once in a while, your Internet connection may be interrupted or time out and you might experience an incomplete or problem download. Freegal Music allows you to download previously downloaded songs again, without using up one of your weekly downloads.

 

“Recent Downloads,” found at the top right corner, shows the songs that you have downloaded in the past. Here you have the ability to re-download a previously downloaded song up to two more times within 2 weeks from the original download for reinstall purposes, in case your connection timed out. Once you have downloaded a song twice from the Recent Downloads page, the song titles disappear from your list because they are no longer available to you.

Will the songs downloaded work on the iPod or iPad?

Yes.

How do I get the songs into iTunes?

The easiest thing to do is to download the files to your desktop or your music folder. Import the song into iTunes by either dragging the song into the window or importing it from the menu. The song is now added into your library. Next time you synch up, you will see that song in your music library.

I log in to Freegal and then I get either the About page or the error “You are not authorized to view this site.

First, restart your browser and try again. If this doesn’t work, there may be a setting on your computer preventing you from logging into Freegal.

  • Try clearing your browser history and deleting your browser cookies. How to do this varies from browser to browser. In Internet Explorer, look for the delete button under browsing history under Tools->Internet Option menus. In Firefox, select “Clear Recent History” under the Tools menu.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer 7 or 8, you may need to adjust how your browser treats temporary internet files. You can get to this option by following these steps:
    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Click on the Tool menu
    3. Select “Internet Options”
    4. In the General tab section, in the “Browsing history” area, click on the Settings button
    5. In the “Temporary Internet Files and History Settings” dialog box, select the option for “Every time I visit the webpage” (by default “Automatically” is selected)
    6. Click the OK button
    7. Click the Apply button
    8. Click OK
    9. Close Internet Explorer and then re-open it and try accessing Freegal Music again:“ https://ryepubliclibrary.freegalmusic.com.
  • It’s possible there’s a conflict with any antivirus or firewall settings you have on your computer. If you are comfortable doing it, please try turning off your antivirus and/or firewall settings and try accessing Freegal again (beginning with the Freegal login page found here:“ https://ryepubliclibrary.freegalmusic.com).
  • This may also happen if another household member is not using the “Logout” link when done with the Freegal Music site (or if you are using Freegal Music on two different computers). Simply closing the browser does not clear a user’s session from Freegal Music. To resolve this issue, try having the other person in the household use the “Logout” link in Freegal Music and then try accessing the site. You may need to clear your browser initially.When I enter my library card number I get the message, “Outstanding charges must be less than $10.00 to use Freegal.”

 

For questions about charges on your account, please call the library at 603.964.8401 and ask for Circulation.

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.

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.