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Use your library card to access the best resources on the Web! Magazines, newspapers, vehicle repairs, e-audiobooks, genealogy, practice tests, readers' resources and more can all be found here.
OverDrive e-Books and e-Audiobooks
You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including Kindle®, iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
TumbleBook Library e-books for e-kids
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated talking, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
Zinio: provides a quick and easy way to access and view full digital copies of popular magazines such as Consumer Reports, ESPN, Us Weekly, Reader's Digest, Weight Watchers, Seventeen, Guideposts, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Motor Trend,Woman's Day, Men's Health, Popular Science, Martha Stewart Living,Bloomberg Business week, Food Network and much more! Magazines can be viewed from your home computer or Internet-enabled device. You will be able to view color pictures, print pages and enjoy interactive elements such as audio and video.
ReferenceUSA provides fast, online access to critical reference and research information. Search for jobs by job skills, location and industry. Find new business opportunities. Conduct research on companies and executives worldwide. Track down addresses and phone numbers. Find news articles and much more!
Learn a new language with Mango Languages, free for Buckham Memorial Library patrons! Mango Languages offers a fast and convenient solution for our community's increasing language-learning needs. Mango offers are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Mango recommends using Firefox as an internet browser for their product.
Our VisionBuckham Memorial Library strives to inform, enrich, and empower every person in our community by creating and promoting easy access to a vast array of ideas and information, and by supporting an informed citizenry, life-long learning, and love of reading.
Our StaffAn ambitious team of professional librarians and trained technicians and support staff are dedicated to helping our customers obtain the information and services they need.
Calculate the Value of Your Library UseThe Buckham Memorial Library offers a variety of educational and entertainment materials and services to taxpayers at an economical rate. The average Faribault resident contributes about $27 in taxes per year to fund the library and its services. Curious about how much the library services you use would cost if you had to pay for them directly? Use this calculator to find out!
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