Books, Arts and Literature

New York Times

Description: 

Enjoy free and unlimited access to world-class journalism in The New York Times.

You will need to register an email address and password the first time you use this access. The same login information can be used for in-library and off-site access.

The first link below is for IN LIBRARY access. Register or log in when prompted.

The second link is for off-site access. Register or log in and redeem a code which is good for 3 days (72 hours) of unlimited access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times app. After 3 days, you will need to log in and redeem another code.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Kovels' Library Archive

Description: 

Kovels' contains:

  • 40+ years of Kovels' paid circulation print newsletter, Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles
  • A database of the most looked-for Pottery, Porcelain and Silver Marks
  • Over 1 million prices of antiques and collectibles
  • Thousands of readers' Questions and Answers
  • PLUS the latest news in the collecting world!

And, it's the ONLY antiques and collectibles database reviewed by experts for accuracy.

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In-library access only.
Follow the link and click on the "Login" button.

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Kanopy

Description: 

Watch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! You can watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films.

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You will need your library card number to create an account on Kanopy.

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Pressbooks Public

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Interested in getting your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children's book and more in eBook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more—all through your library.

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Indie Ohio eBooks

Description: 

Among the eBooks available on BiblioBoard Library is a collection of great reads from local authors. Check out eerie mysteries, alluring romances, reflective memoirs, local histories, fun children's books and so much more in Indie Ohio. Start reading today to find your next favorite book!

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SELF-e: Publish Your eBook

Description: 

SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard® that enables authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published eBooks to eager readers looking to discover something new.
Using SELF-e, Westlake Porter Public Library will be able to take submissions from its local indie authors and make those ebooks available to any participating library across Ohio on BiblioBoard’s award-winning PatronsFirst™ platform. Libraries can make these ebooks available with no checkouts or returns and no multi-user limitations.

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BiblioBoard Library

Description: 

BiblioBoard Library is an easy-to-use platform that allows Westlake Porter Public Library to offer high-quality content to patrons on the web and on eReaders. Supporting books, articles, documents, images, audio and video, BiblioBoard Library is host to content from traditional publishers, indie authors, cultural institutions and more.
Users can access BiblioBoard Library through the library’s website or on the device of their choice, including the iPad®, iPad® mini, Kindle Fire® HD, Galaxy Tab ®, Nexus® and more.

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NoveList Plus

Description: 

Looking for new reads, help with series, and book reviews? NoveList Plus provides readers with all of those things, and more: all sorts of lists, readalikes, and genre guides. NoveList Plus also provides different appeal factors for books to help you find reads that you will enjoy.
NoveList Plus is now more connected to WPPL! You can use Advanced Search to find only titles held at our library. And you can follow the Check the Library Catalog link to place a hold on titles you find.

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Literary Reference Center

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Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

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