Online Resources

Beacon Falls Public Library is pleased to provide you with a variety of online resources for your personal and professional needs. As these are provided to Beacon Falls patrons only, please enter your barcode number on the back of your library card when prompted.

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Connecticut State News

gives you access to current text from the New Haven Register, Waterbury Republican-American and twenty-nine other Connecticut newspapers. Back issues of most newspapers are available from 2000 to present with some content available from mid/late 1990s.

home-job-nowJobNow provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job including writing and revising a resume, live interview coaching, and informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers; including personality and career assessments.

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The Magill Medical Guide is a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. The Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format.

ebook-overdriveOverDrive is your library’s main downloadable audiobook/eBook platform as part of our collaboration with other Bibliomation libraries. In addition to the shared collection available, Beacon Falls patrons have direct access to over 900 titles that are only available to you. checksymbolLook for the Advantage symbol that lets you know it is just for you and, if it is already in use, your wait will be very much shorter! A Kids eReading Room & Teen eReading Room are also available.

learn a languageRocket Languages allows you to learn a different language on your own terms and in your own time. With the comprehensive multi-media packages you will be speaking and improving your language skills with every lesson by taking part in the modern, everyday conversations that make up the Interactive Audio Course.

TumblebooksTumblebooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

universal classUniversal Class offers you over 500 free online continuing education classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. From GED Preparation to Accounting 101, from Understanding Your Credit Report to Introduction to Dog Training, continue your lifelong pursuit of knowledge with Universal Class.

wowbraryWowbrary offers you free weekly email alerts about your library’s newest materials. Be one of the first to learn about new titles. Reserve bestsellers instantly.

In addition to the above resources provided to you by the Beacon Falls Public Library, your state tax dollars are at work giving you access to even more as noted below!

The Connecticut State Library provides you free online access to multiple databases through iConn.org. Upon entering your library card number, you will have access to:
iconnorgBusiness Resources (OneSearch Business Profile)
E-Reference Books & Reading (textbooks and OneClick Digital)
Health and Science (Medline Plus, PubMed, CT Physician Profiles & more)
History, Biography and Genealogy Resources (Ancestry.com, Biography Reference Center, Heritage Quest, Connecticut Digital Collections & more)
Law Resources (Legal Information Reference Center)
Newspapers & Images (Christian Science Monitor, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post & more)
Resources for Students (elementary, middle, high school and college)
Magazines and Journals (popular magazines and journals for academic, professional use)

Evanced Online Reading Programs In 2013 Connecticut State Library has entered into a 3 year contract with Evanced Solution to provide free, year round use of the program to all public libraries in Connecticut. The Evanced program offers an easy way to manage summer and year-round reading programs for patrons of all ages. Key features include online patron registration, reading and progress logging, prize management and distribution, drawings, and mediated reviews. Beacon Falls students used the program for Summer Reading in both 2013 and 2014. The library staff anticipates additional use for all ages in 2015.