Complete List of Online Resources

2-1-1 First Call for Help Broward  Community information and referrals for health and human service resources in Broward County. ​

Online resources are listed alphabetically, click on a letter, or scroll down:​  

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ABCmouse for Libraries - Only accessible from within a library
Age of Learning's award-winning online curriculum for young children.

Provides live, professional assistance in résumé/cover letter writing, career coaching, GED and U.S. Citizenship test prep, college placement prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills series and more.

Comprehensive database of historical and contemporary African American biographies and culture. Includes many online reference books, as well as primary documents such as photos and images, manuscripts and letters. Audio clips of music and interviews with former slaves are also available.

Photographs and facts about 1,200 animals, describing each animal's size, diet, classification, and a map representing where they can be found. Best for students in grades K-2.

Covers history, geography, economy, culture, and government for each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the major U.S. territories. Photographs, illustrations, maps and audio slide shows are available for each state. Best for elementary - middle school students.

Ancestry Library Edition - Only accessible from within a library
Search for your ancestors from billions of records including birth, death, immigration, marriage, military records and the U.S. Census.

Index of articles from the contents pages of 16,000+ journals.
 
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Online international language courses produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation with primary emphasis on instruction for the business and tourist traveler. Instructional materials include books, audio, video and web tutorials.

U.S. Government web sites developed for kids, including full text of selected historic documents.

Full-text database provides biographical information on more than 22,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Search by name, or various criteria such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender. Most biographies have an image of the subject.

Both an online database and a series of e-newsletters providing information about new Broward County Library titles added for children, teens and adults in all formats - books, CDs and DVDs. 

Explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors and topics.

Provides LIVE chat and other assistance for students, job seekers and adult learners. See listings Adult Learning Center, HelpNow and JobNow for additional details, and click those links to access the services.

Library services, catalog and databases. Use of licensed databases is restricted to authorized library borrowers of each institution.

Official Broward County government site listing services, business, cultural and recreational opportunities.


Digital images of treasures from Broward County Library’s special collections, including the African American Research Library & Cultural Center, and the Bienes Center Museum of the Modern Book at Main Library. 

Information and statistics about the nation's sixth largest school district. Available in English, Creole, Portuguese and Spanish.

Free, interactive tutoring in math, science, social studies and English for students in Grades K-12, introductory college levels and Adult Learners. Available every day: 2 to 11pm. Assistance also available in Spanish.

Parents and guardians can access their child's student information on topics such as attendance, academic and assignment history, marking period grades, schedules and test scores.

U.S. and global company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles, with coverage of major business events and trends from 1980 to present.

Complete business plans for hundreds of different types of businesses.
 
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Non-commercial website with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information to help make better, more informed career choices. 

Clear and concise information about career paths, industries, economies and companies, organized overviews with statistical information and Web tools to make well-planned career choices.

All types of federal documents from the three branches of government. Coverage; 1976 - current. 

Source for automotive answers. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs from 1940 onward. Videos and animations show how to complete repairs, close-up photos and images complement the text, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and diagnostic information, and much more.  NOTE: This resource will no longer be available after June 29, 2017.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Cloud Library - Bibliotheca
Extensive collection of popular fiction and non-fiction e-books for juvenile, young adult, and adult readers. E-books are borrowed, downloaded, and read using a REQUIRED app for multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, and desktop/notebook computers. 

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)ComicsPlus - Recorded Books
Library Edition brings thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device. 

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Company Profiles - EBSCOhost
Information on more than 1.1 million public and private companies, including parents and subsidiaries, key contacts, annual sales revenue, net profit, number of employees, line of business(es), etc., as well as high profile links to detailed company profiles, SWOT analyses, etc. as well as relational information such as industry and market reports.

Indexing, abstracts and selected full text guide to computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Coverage: 1980 - current. 

Recent U.S. legislative information and text of bills from 1989 to current day.

Full site access to money-saving tips, product ratings, reviews, and recommendations on consumer products and services. Advice on home improvement plans, personal finances, appliance purchases, automobile ratings, improved health, and much more are available through this comprehensive resource.

Full text for over 500 reference books covering art, biography, business, conversions, dictionaries, encyclopedias, food, geography, history, language, law, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, psychology, quotations, religion, science, social sciences, and technology.
 
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Provides full text information, maps, images, website links, etc. on folklore, cultures, and customs of peoples around the world from ancient times to the present.

Public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

Provides highly sought after demographic data that allows prospective entrepreneurs, long-time business owners and students building marketing plans to collect, analyze and quickly act upon that data.

Maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests for Learner Drivers.
 
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Nova Southeastern University library (resource)eBook Collection - EBSCOhost
Full-text e-books and e-audio books in all subject areas. Current collection includes over 50,000 titles. Find e-books and e-audio in all subject areas and over 90 percent of the titles are downloadable. 

Collection of electronic books (e-books) across all subject areas, with strongest coverage in business, history, health, sociology, literature, and religion. Initial online viewing period for any title is four hours, with no limit to the number of times you may view a title unless others are waiting.

Spanish-language newspaper published seven days a week by The Miami Herald Publishing Company that serves the large and still growing Miami-Dade and Broward Hispanic markets. It also covers local news and offers extensive coverage of Latin America. 

Full text encyclopedia of more than 45,000 entries on full range of topics. Especially strong on North American and international coverage, including biographies Also contains news briefs, dictionary, thesaurus, maps, flags, fact boxes, tables and links to web sites. Best for students in grades 8 and up. Coverage: Links to news articles start from 1998 - current. 

Journal articles and reports in education compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.  Coverage: 1966 - current. 

Covers research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images. Coverage: 1980 - current.
 
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U.S. legislative and regulatory information, providing access to the U.S. Government's most popular resources.

U.S. Federal government publications available in full text over the World Wide Web for inclusion in library depository collections.

Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

Federal and state legal information and forms.

Digital magazine distribution, access favorites such as People, Time and Rolling Stone magazines.

Comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information for all age groups. Includes many databases, digital collections, evaluated websites and a comprehensive catalog of all of Florida's library holdings.

Permanent collection of state laws organized by subject area into a code made up of titles, chapters, parts, and sections. The Florida Statutes are updated annually by laws that create, amend, transfer, or repeal statutory material. The Broward County Main Library has a historical bound print collection that can be used in the building. Specially trained staff there can provide some assistance in finding information in this resource, but cannot provide legal advice. For combined access to the Florida Constitution, Florida Statutes, search tips and the Laws of Florida, click on the Online Sunshine website.

Access more than 11 million songs and 18,000 music videos, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The collection is comprised of music from over 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. Compatible with most devices, you can download up to 6 songs per week once downloaded, they never expire, time-out, or disappear! Just log on to the service with your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number)Freegal Website | Freegal Mobile App - Apple® | Android 
 
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Gale Directory Library (from Broward County Library)
Titles include brands and their companies and scholarships, fellowships and loans.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (from Broward County Library)
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in e-book format, including Peterson's college and test prep guides, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, SAT, and more.

Online reference library available with a Nova Southeastern University library card. More than 65 full text reference books. Includes business plan handbooks, specialized encyclopedias, directories, and other books. Covers topics related to business, education, social sciences, sciences, humanities, and more. Coverage: Varies by title. 1995 - current.

Library's largest magazine database containing more than 4,200 full text titles. Coverage: 1980 - current. Updated: Varies by title.

General interest database integrates newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Includes full-text articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Educational and fun websites selected by librarians. Sites are easy to navigate, have clearly identified authoring sources, and makes effective use of the Internet to create unique, interactive experiences.
 
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Medical, health, and wellness information for the layperson taken from several medical encyclopedias, more than 400 medical journals, 22,200 general interest publications, and hundreds of pamphlets. Coverage: 1980 - current.

More than 1,000 full text nursing and allied health journals plus a variety of personal health information sources from Health & Wellness Resource Center are contained in this academic-oriented database. Coverage: 1980 - current.

Free tutoring and skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners. 24/7 access to skills assessments and sample tests. LIVE help and test prep aligned to Florida standardized tests, SAT/ACT/GED, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab, Math (algebra to calculus), Science, and Social Studies. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. Citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11pm. Assistance is also available in Spanish.

Stream movies, TV, audiobooks, music, eBooks, and Comics from your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. Easy to use with thousands of titles at your fingertips.  Create an account using your library card number, download the app for iOS or Android, log on to the service with your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number). Movies and television check out for 3 days, music albums check out for 7 days, audiobooks, eBooks, and Comics check out for 21 days. Current limits are 8 downloads per month.  Hoopla Website | Help | Mobile App - Apple® | Android
 
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Designed for students in junior high and middle school. Includes indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Contains 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books. Coverage: 2004 - current.

Designed for high-school students. Access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Contains more than 1100 titles. Coverage: 2004 - current.
 
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Live, expert coaches for every stage of your job search. Live interview coaching and interview toolbox, career resources - including personality and career assessments, and expert résumé assistance. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. Citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11pm.
 
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Kids.gov
Presented by USA.gov, this is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. Links kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.  Organized into four audiences: Kids (Grades K-5), Teens (Grades 6-8), Teachers and Parents. Each audience tab is divided into educational subjects like Arts, Math, and History.​

 
 
Designed for elementary school students. Easy access to full-text magazines, from publishers such as Cobblestones and Scholastic and Time, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Contains more than 100 titles. Coverage: 2004 - current.
 
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Up-to-date information for students in grades 4-12 about countries and cultures throughout the world, with photographs, maps and flags for each. A special section called Culture Cross allows students to compare the land, people, economy, history, or facts and figures of any two continents, countries, or states/provinces online at the same time.

Language learning portal providing instruction in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Online access to the verbatim publication of the general and special acts, and resolutions adopted by the Florida Legislature. The laws are arranged in chronological order, as passed, and presented in the order in which they are numbered by the Secretary of State. The Broward County Main Library has a historical bound print collection that can be used in the building. Specially trained staff there can provide some assistance in finding information in this resource, but cannot provide legal advice. For combined access to the Florida Constitution, Florida Statutes, search tips and the Laws of Florida, click on the Online Sunshine website.

Legal reference books and forms that may be searched by state or area of law.​
LINCCweb
Online access to the library catalogs and electronic databases of Florida's 28 state-funded community colleges. Use of the licensed databases on LINCCweb is restricted to registered community college library card holders.

Literature Criticism Online
Archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online. Search results are delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Literature Resource Center
Full-text biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 20,000 authors from every time period and literary discipline. Also includes overviews of major literary works, Web links, timelines, and MLA International Bibliography. Take a brief online tour on how to use this database.

Local Law
Print and Electronic Online sources of county and municipal law that are available in the Reference Section of the Broward County Main Library.
 
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Florida Electronic Library (resource)Master the GED Test, 28th edition
Available for unlimited, simultaneous access by users anywhere in Florida, courtesy of the Florida Electronic Library (FEL). It is a comprehensive GED study guide that helps students improve their scores with a blend of hands-on exercises, subject reviews and test taking strategies. Inside you'll find: Five full-length practice tests, including access to two online, all with detailed answer explanations - Helpful reviews of all subjects, with sample questions and answers to boost test preparation efforts - A word list to improve GED test vocabulary - Valuable details on the 2014 GED test structure, scoring and passing requirements.

Florida Electronic Library (resource)MEDLINE via Florida Electronic Library
Produced the National Library of Medicine, the database corresponds to the print editions of Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. Includes thousands of records with substantial abstracts. Coverage: 1965 - current.

MedlinePlus
Web resources with health information on more than 740 topics selected by the National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Includes extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news. Coverage: Varies by content on each web resource, beginning 2002 - current.

Miami Herald
Full-text of all stories, columns and editorials appearing daily in this major S. Florida newspaper. Paid ads and photos are excluded. Coverage: 1982 - current.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Military & Intelligence Database
More than 500 journals on military and intelligence topics. Also includes The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts. About 80% of articles are available in full text. Coverage: Start date varies by title. Index only: 1980 - current; Full Text: 2000 - current.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Up-to-date data on international and domestic STOCKS, FUNDS and ETFs, along with industry and market data, company reports, and Morningstar analysts' independent opinions. Current and archived issues of popular Morningstar newsletters - Mutual funds, FundInvestor, StockInvestor, ETFInvestor! Expand your financial and investment education with tutorial videos and the Investing Classroom, build and test a portfolio online, access a financial glossary and much more.

My Florida
Official web portal of the State of Florida, providing access to the web sites of all State of Florida agencies.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)MyiLibrary
Contains over 30,000 ebooks in a variety of subjects including: science, sociology, business, technology, education, literature and more. Up to three users may access the same title simultaneously and many of the titles are downloadable. Need help downloading ebooks? Try this guide!
 
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New Book of Popular Science
Latest in-depth science, health, and technology research and news for middle school and beyond. Ideas for hands-on science projects and experiments are ideal for instructional use, enrichment activities, and even science fairs!

NewsBank
News collection explores issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. and international newspapers, including 107 Florida publications. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Books specifically for younger readers. Kids can find books for their reading level and interests.
NoveList Plus
Reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world, includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
Nova Southeastern University library (resource)NSU - Alvin Sherman Library Electronic Resources
Access to catalog holdings and databases at the Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center of Nova Southeastern University. A NSU Broward Patron Library Card is needed to borrow materials and use licensed databases available to Broward residents.
 
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Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career information and expected employment prospects for many job positions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)OneClickdigital
Over 10,000 downloadable audio books and hundreds of downloadable popular fiction ebooks. Items are downloadable to various Apple and Android products. Best-selling titles for children and adults. The collection also includes eighty Pimsleur foreign language courses. User guide.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information on today's hottest social issues. Contains viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites. Includes Lexile reading levels for periodicals and a state curriculum standards search feature.

OverDrive
Audio books and electronic books (e-books) available in three formats. Return of materials is automatic at the end of the 21-day loan period.  Download the Overdrive app​.
 
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Florida Electronic Library (resource)PapersFirst
Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre, a part of the national library of the United Kingdom. Coverage: 1993 - current.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Pop Culture Universe
Covers popular culture in America from the 1900s through present days. Teaching aids and student study guides are available.

Popular Magazines
More than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries."

Florida Electronic Library (resource)Proceedings
Worldwide conference proceedings, containing a list of the papers presented at each meeting. Coverage: 1993 to Present.
 
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ReferenceUSA - U.S. Business and U.S. Residential
More than 180 million residential listings and directory information for businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and more. Business Directory has annual reports, SEC filings, government data, bankruptcy records and legal filings.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Religion & Philosophy Database
Provides indexing and abstracts to 250 journals on religion and philosophy. Includes selected full text. Coverage: Start date varies by title from 1980. Not all journal coverage continues to current date.

Rosetta Stone
If you are looking to learn a brand new language, further your ESL learning as non-native English speakers, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone is the perfect solution. Rosetta Stone includes 30 languages with core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. Rosetta Stone is accessible from anywhere and the mobile apps help learners to reinforce language learning on the go.

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Salem Press
Reference resources for American and world history, literature and science.
Small Business Resource Center
Provides all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Full-text coverage of major Broward County daily newspaper. Features in-depth local coverage for all of Broward County and South Palm Beach County. No paid ads or photos. Coverage: 1986 - current. 
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Digital Microfilm - Only accessible from within a library
User-friendly online viewing and retrieval, view full page image and locate content quickly. Navigate by date and page number; print, email, or save images in PDF format.
 
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Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Testing & Education Reference Center
Detailed information on colleges, universities, private secondary schools, specialty programs, and scholarships. Practice tests and test prep for numerous academic, civil service, and licensing tests such as – AP, GED, PSAT/SAT/ACT, ASVAB, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighter, Postal, Cosmetology, Medical Assisting/NCLEX-PN & RN, U.S. Citizenship. A résumé builder and career assessment tools are also included. Individual registration is required for test prep, eBook, and scholarship search.
Traditional Catalog
Search the Broward County Library collection, place holds, renew materials and more in a simple and streamlined format.
 
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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Factual publications about countries produced by the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Bureau of the Census
Population and housing statistics.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration and naturalization forms.

U.S. Copyright Office
For creators and users of copyrighted material, including applications forms and links to copyright law.

U.S. Government Publishing Office
U.S. legislative and regulatory information, access the U.S. Government's most popular resources.

U.S. Internal Revenue Service
IRS forms and publications.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Learn about intellectual property protection.

Universal Class
Online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability. Over 500 Courses Available (everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101).

USA.gov
U.S. government web portal.
 
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Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Value Line
Full-text of Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Detailed investment information on companies and industries.

Visual Catalog
Search the Broward County Library collection, place holds, renew materials and more in an eye-catching and fresh visual environment.
 
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White House
Major issues and news plus text of major speeches, proclamations, and executive orders of the President.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource) World Book Classroom Social Studies Power Database - World Book Inc.
Social Studies Power surrounds varied lesson content with rich multimedia, read-aloud text, literacy tools, and geography basics to provide a well-rounded learning experience for students and an effective instructional tool for their educators. More than 100 lessons are presented in differentiated versions to meet the varying learning capabilities of upper elementary students. Animated maps, colorful art, and interactive quizzes keep students alert and engaged in the content. Links to local resources support social studies learning at the community level.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource) World Book Online Reference Center - World Book Inc.
Thousands of e-books, tens of thousands of articles, and hundreds of thousands of primary source documents and features developed especially for public library patrons such as Computer and Web Tutorials, How To... documents, and Government Resources.

World Newspapers
Over 600 newspapers from over 200 countries, in English and native languages. U.S. newspapers, including Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and many more.

Florida Electronic Library (resource)WorldCat (See Catalogs)
Books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Use this database to locate titles not available in Broward County Library's catalog. You can place a request to borrow a title from another library at no cost. Applicable late charges apply for materials not returned on time.

Wowbrary
Weekly updates of Broward County Library's newest books, movies and music. Easy to browse through the latest additions and place a hold on a new title.
 
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Zinio eMagazines
Free subscriptions to current digital magazines that can be viewed on any computer or mobile device/tablet. Hundreds of popular titles are available and the magazines are complete with full photos and illustrations. A free Library Zinio Magazine Account is required.

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