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February 2017

Libraries Offer Free Access to

Did you know your public library offers access to at no charge? Ancestry’s Library Edition is a budget-friendly way to access most of’s collections and databases from within your local library. Ancestry includes census, vital, church, court, military, and immigration records along with family histories, photos, and maps from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other areas of the world. The collection contains thousands of databases, over 30,000 record collections, millions of historical photos, and over 11 billion names – all searchable with the click of a mouse. Record collections date all the way back to the… Read More »Libraries Offer Free Access to

Libraries Offer Over 500 Continuing Education Classes

Did you know that your library card gives you access to over 500 Continuing Education classes at no charge?  Classes are available online and cover a wide variety of topics to enhance your personal life, expand job-related skills, or boost academic knowledge. Universal Classes are self-directed with lessons, assignments, exams, discussion boards, and an instructor to help you master the content. Students receive actual grades and, upon successful completion of the course, a certificate and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). Most courses are worth 1.0 to 2.0 CEUs and require ten to twenty hours to complete. Class offerings for parents, families,… Read More »Libraries Offer Over 500 Continuing Education Classes

St. Lawrence County Libraries Offer Almost 30,000 Blu-Rays & DVDs to Patrons

Libraries have been lending movies and television episodes for many years and our collections have been growing steadily. Overall, we have 29,840 DVD and Blu-Ray discs available in our St. Lawrence County libraries, plus an additional 40,000 available through interlibrary loan from other libraries in the North Country Library System.  In many libraries, DVDs are very popular – last year NCLS libraries circulated over 178,000 DVD titles to North Country residents. Within St. Lawrence County, our largest collections are in Potsdam, Ogdensburg, Massena, Colton, Canton, and Lisbon. Our catalog spans the entire history of filmmaking from classic black & white… Read More »St. Lawrence County Libraries Offer Almost 30,000 Blu-Rays & DVDs to Patrons