BELMAR, NJ— Belmar Public Library’s virtual doors are now open, offering ’round-the-clock access to a wealth of online resources.
“The 24/7 Virtual Library is the go-to place for Belmar Public Library patrons to access digital online services like downloading e-books, audiobooks, 72-hour access to The New York Times, and much more as we add services in the coming days,” said library assistant Luis Pulido.
All Belmar Library cardholders will have full access to these resources even though the library itself is closed to the public, he said.
Don’t have a library card? A free temporary library card is easily available through the Belmar Public Library website by clicking here. These temporary cards are available to Belmar residents, and students of Belmar Elementary School, St. Rose Grammar and St. Rose High School.
The card grants full access to all Belmar Public Library online resources. It also will be valid for online resources only 30 days after the library reopens. It will not be valid for physical checkout of books and media.
However, temporary cardholders will have the opportunity to convert to a free permanent library card at any time after the library reopens with a valid identification/proof of residency.
“We invite all Belmar residents and students of any school in Belmar to register for a temporary library card and take advantage of the digital resources we have now, and the new ones we will be adding soon,” Pulido said.
For example, grab an e-book or digital audiobook from eLibraryNJ, a downloadable digital media collection provided by libraries in central New Jersey (formerly ListenNJ).
Looking to explore a new career or academic challenge? The Ebsco LearningExpress Library — a service of the New Jersey State Library — is organized into target learning centers to improve core skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, find a job, join the military, become a U.S. citizen and much more.
Or find your favorite magazines through Flipster, an easy-to-use digital newsstand where best-selling periodicals are accessible by computer, tablet or mobile phone.
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