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8 (Totally Free!) Things You Can Do With Your Library Card

With your library card from the Otis Library, you get access to amazing (and totally free!) resources.

Don’t have a library card? Anyone who lives in Norwich is eligible. Apply for a card online or in person at 261 Main Street Norwich, CT 06360.

Need to renew your card? Visit Otis Library and bring along your library card, proof of identity, and proof of your current home address. Renewing only takes a minute.

1. Borrow an E-Book or Audiobook

Overdrive allows you to browse 300,000+ titles, from bestsellers to classics, and read them instantly—whenever and wherever you like!

2. Learn a Language

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

3. Schedule a One-on-One Appointment with a Tech Expert

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm- 8pm and Fridays, 10am – 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.

4. Read a Magazine

RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

5. Borrow Passes to Local Attractions

Otis Library offers passes to a variety of local attractions. More Information

6. Prepare for Citizenship

Visit the Citizenship Corner at Otis Library to find books and DVDs to help you study for your citizenship exam.  Utilize the many online resources available to help you prepare for citizenship or naturalization.

7. Improve Your Computer Skills

Take FREE on-demand courses for computer software, including Microsoft Office, Windows, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, and more.

8. Help Yourself to Free Educational Courses

Help yourself to Free Online Educational Resources from the best sites for providing high quality knowledge and workplace skills training.

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