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Databases

14 March 2013 Published in Research News

Need a newspaper or magazine article on almost any topic? Need to finish some homework? Use these databases! Most of them can be accessed from home and all can be accessed at the library.

  • Databases marked with (*) are purchased by Royal Oak Public Library for ROPL card holders.
  • Databases marked with (**) are purchased by Friends of Royal Oak Public Library for ROPL card holders.

Not having luck with the links below? Access many of the databases through TLN.org.

eBooks

14 March 2013 Published in Using the Library

Visit OverDrive, where Royal Oak cardholders will find not only eBooks, but audiobooks for your tablet, smartphone and eReader. Audio book and eBook publishers include BBC Audiobooks America, Blackstone Audio, Books on Tape, Brilliance Audio, HarperCollins, Listening Library and McGraw-Hill.

What You Need

  1. A Royal Oak Public Library card beginning with 29065.
  2. A computer with Internet access. A computer is not necessary if you are using an Android or Apple tablet or smartphone.
  3. Free software available on the OverDrive website. No extra software needed if you are using a Kindle eReader.
  4. Visit OverDrive at ebooks.mcls.org to begin borrowing.

Get started with OverDrive with the following guides:

  • OverDrive Getting Started Guide (pdf)
  • Tablets
  • eReaders
    • Amazon Kindle eReaders
      • You can download eBooks directly to your Kindle Fire tablet using the browser on the device. If you have a Kindle eReader, you will need to use a computer to browse and checkout titles. Upon checkout on OverDrive, you will be redirected to Amazon.com and prompted to sign-in with your Amazon account. Make sure you sign in with the same account you used when setting up your Amazon Kindle.
      • No extra software is needed on your computer to transfer eBooks to your Kindle eReader.
    • Barnes & Noble Nook eReaders
      • You can transfer eBooks to your Barnes & Noble Nook using a computer to browse and checkout titles. Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer is needed to transfer titles to your Nook. Upon opening the Adobe Digital Editions software the first time, you will be prompted to create an Adobe ID. After you create your Adobe ID, open the Adobe Digital Editions software again and sign-in with the Adobe ID you just created. Your Nook must be activated using the same Adobe ID you use when you configure Adobe Digital Editions.
      • Download Adobe Digital Editions: www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html

Wi-Fi Network

The Royal Oak Public Library is pleased to announce that wireless access to the Internet is now available in and around the Library! The wireless signal is accessible in all public areas of the Library and even outside in the courtyard, lawn and public seating to the Southwest of the library building. In addition, if you bring a laptop and Ethernet cable to the library, you may connect via one of the many Ethernet floor ports in the public areas of the Library. You will be asked to agree to abide by the terms of the Royal Oak Public Library Internet Access Policy.

Computer Labs

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Meeting Rooms

The Royal Oak Public Library Friends Auditorium is designated for Library program presentations and business meetings but may be used by community groups when it is not required for Library purposes. The Auditorium may be scheduled no more than six months in advance. Contact Matthew Day or call him at 248-246-3732 for more information to reserve the Auditorium. Use of the Auditorium is governed by the Meeting Room Policy. To confirm your room reservation, make checks payable to Royal Oak Public Library and send them with your completed and signed application to Matthew Day at Royal Oak Public Library.

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