Whether you are on the go or stuck at home, entertainment and education are always just a click away at your Rapides Parish Library. The E-Branch, accessible at www.rpl.org, hosts a large number of services and resources.
Services that benefit students include Learning Express 3.0, Homework Louisiana, Scienceflix, Tumblebooks, and Lynda.com
Homework Louisiana provides online tutoring and academic resources for a variety of subjects all aimed at students in kindergarten through adulthood. TumbleBooks offers both fictional and non-fictional ebooks as well as supplemental games: a perfect opportunity for educational entertainment! Eager students can use Scienceflix to become a mad scientist, Louisiana Library Connection to explore databases, and take courses on their own at Lynda.com.
If entertainment is on your radar, there are hours … weeks … years of exciting entertainment to be virtually enjoyed. You will find a large selection of free e-books, magazines, audiobooks and music to download at the E-Branch. Online services that will allow you to relish a relaxing moment include Hoopla, Overdrive, Cloud Library, Freegal, RB Digital, Kanopy and more.
So what is all of the “Hoopla” about? Hoopla is a platform that provides a wide selection of digital content. Enjoy ten borrows per month from nearly half a million titles, from six different formats: movies, TV, music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics/graphic novels, all in one location.
When you run low on Hoopla borrows, check out Overdrive. This service offers best-selling and classic e-books, digital audiobooks, magazines and streaming videos from the library’s digital collection.
If streaming music or movies interest you, check out Freegal and Kanopy. Freegal is a downloadable music service that offers access to roughly 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Kanopy is a movie streaming service that allows you to enjoy over 30,000 documentaries, classic and Indie films.
With these free educational and entertainment options and the luxury of accessing them from anywhere, the Rapides Parish Library’s E-branch is a great place to visit no matter where you are!