Online Resources from the Louisville Free Public Library

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We have good news, library lovers. Your library has gone digital. Here are three resources from the Louisville Free Public Library that you can use without having to leave your Louisville apartment. 


If you haven’t already, now is the time to download the Overdrive app. This app gives you instant access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Simply download, enter your Louisville Free Public Library card number, and you have a new collection at your fingertips. You can browse by author, title, genre, or lists of books that have been curated by professional librarians from the Overdrive team. Plus, we have more good news. You’ll never have to pay late fees on these materials. Once your loaning period is over, they return themselves. 


You can now use Ancestry’s Library Edition at home with your Louisville Free Public Library card. This means you can research your family’s history and dig deep into your roots. This database allows you to create your family tree by researching names, dates, and locations important to your family’s past. You can also view thousands of other public family trees to learn more about the lineage of your area. So, go on a journey of self-discovery this summer without ever leaving your Louisville apartment. 


Speaking of self-discovery, you can learn a new skill or uncover a hidden passion with Lynda. Another free database provided by your public library, Lynda is an online learning tool that offers more than 4,000 courses. Led by industry experts, these courses can be taken at your own speed and are personalized by what you want to learn. You could take a class on graphic design, then computer programming, then photography. The list is endless. Your library card can be the key to thousands of hours of enrichment. 

There are so many things to see and do from the comfort of your Louisville apartment. While you’re at it, take a look at these virtual tours of Louisville museums. If you’re interested in learning more about our vibrant apartments, contact us today. 

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