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Database of the Month: ChiltonLibrary

Turn to ChiltonLibrary for all your vehicle repair needs! This Virtual Library resource offers access to auto repair information on nearly all makes and models on the road today and is available from home with an active library card. Learn step-by-step repair procedures from the experts and consult troubleshooting guides for additional support. Go to the virtual library page to access this great resource.

Ancestry Library Edition - Temporary Remote Access Extended

Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available through December 31, 2021 and will continue to be re-evaluated. Go to the virtual library page to access this great genealogy resources.

Law Depot

Law Depot is temporarily unavailable as the product transitions to another platform. Coming soon, Law Depot will be made available through OverDrive. Stay tuned for details! 

Access to cloudLibrary ends on December 29

At the end of 2021 CKPL will discontinue offering access to ebooks and audiobooks through the cloudLibrary platform. Access to cloudLibrary will end on December 29, 2021. Our cloudLibrary collection will be migrated to OverDrive, allowing us to retain access to these titles. Starting December 30, 2021 OverDrive and hoopla digital will be CKPL's primary sources for ebooks and audiobooks. 

Why is this happening? 

We have maintained multiple ebook and audiobook platforms for many years. Offering multiple platforms requires purchasing multiple copies for each service, and libraries pay four times as much for a copy of an ebook as retail customers. Publishers are raising prices and metering licenses, meaning they expire and must be repurchased after a specified number of uses or length of time. We have found the cost to maintain three separate platforms is unsustainable and in the interest of maximizing our collection funding, we have made the decision to migrate to two platforms.  

For more information visit CKPL's cloudLibrary information page.

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