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*Kennedy Space Center is shut down, and is now posting videos from staff, scientists, and astronauts on their [https://www.facebook.com/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/ '''Facebook page'''] covering science, experiments, and space.
 
*Kennedy Space Center is shut down, and is now posting videos from staff, scientists, and astronauts on their [https://www.facebook.com/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/ '''Facebook page'''] covering science, experiments, and space.
 
*[https://www.docsteach.org/ '''DocsTeach - National Archives Education Division'''] thousands of primary source documents along with activities created by the National Archives
 
*[https://www.docsteach.org/ '''DocsTeach - National Archives Education Division'''] thousands of primary source documents along with activities created by the National Archives
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*Free comic-based books, activities and lesson plans from [https://www.toon-books.com/index.html '''Toon Books''']
  
 
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Revision as of 19:08, 2 April 2020


JMRL is currently observing Tier 5 of the COVID-19 response (no services or operations) as of 6pm on Monday, March 16.

Library systems across Virginia have taken the unprecedented step to close for several weeks and JMRL has chosen to follow suit to prevent gatherings of people and the potential spread of infection.

  • All JMRL facilities, including library branches in Charlottesville, Crozet, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Northside, Scottsville, and the Bookmobile, are scheduled to be closed to the public until at least April 24.
  • All library materials due in March will have their due dates changed to May 8 after 6pm on Monday, March 16.
  • Is your card expired? Contact reference@jmrl.org with your name and birthdate and we can renew it the same day.
  • For more information and to keep updated with future changes, visit jmrl.org/covid19 and follow JMRL on social media.

Online Resources from JMRL

Downloads

Download audiobooks, ebooks, magazines and comics and stream movies with your JMRL card.

  • Overdrive/Libby OverDrive offers both eBooks and downloadable audiobooks compatible with many different devices with the Libby app.
  • RBdigital RBdigital now offers a single platform for ebooks, audiobooks and comics. Free account signup required.
  • Freading Freading offers a selection of eBooks available at all times: no holds, no waiting. Free account signup required.
  • Kanopy and Kanopy Kids Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Free account signup required.
  • New Downloadable EBooks
  • New Downloadable Audiobooks

Databases

These online resources provide access to full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and a wide range of standard library reference sources. We pay for these great resources so you don't have to. You can access all of these databases with a library card!

Immediate Learning
Newspapers & Magazines
  • Daily Progress 2019-present' 1893-1964
  • SIRS Discoverer Provides high interest relevant non-fiction newspaper and magazine articles as well as graphs, tables and political cartoons that are easily accessible through both search and browse functions. Includes access to Compton's by Britannica Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and thesaurus.
  • RBdigital Current magazine issues
Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms

Auto Repair

Chilton Library

Job Preparation

Career Transitions

News and Science
Genealogy
Kids & Teens
Investments

Other Free Online Resources

Kids & Teens

Adults

  • Scientific American’s Daily Science podcast episode on taking care of your mental health while social distancing
  • Audio Book Cloud Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6
  • Romance Book Cloud Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6
  • New Dominion Bookshop is offering curbside pickup & home delivery while their store is closed
  • NASA astronauts have built a list of advice for living in confined spaces with other people for long periods.
  • Ten Free Ebooks from Haymarket Books.
  • National Emergency Library from the Internet Archive
  • The Macaulay Library of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers a free digital library and identifier app.
  • Assorted special offers, events, news and updates from library vendors, publishers, online services and others.
  • Transcribe, tag, and review Library of Congress documents from home.
  • Sign up for 30 free days of Acorn TV using special code: FREE30
  • YMCA 360 on demand exercise videos.
  • Live Virtual Concerts via NPR
  • Shine has built a toolkit of materials for dealing with stress, anxiety, fear, and depression specifically geared towards the current situation. It is open to the public and includes advice, meditations, and exercises covering everything from xenophobia to financial fear.
  • The Google Chrome browser has an extension called Netflix Party which allows groups to sync their Netflix viewing and talk back and forth in an included chat. Good for those stuck in quarantine or staying at home to keep in touch for a family or friends movie night.

Community Resources

COVID-19 Information