Digital Services

The Alliance Public Library offers many digital patron services that are available from the comfort of home or on the go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Skillshare ~ Checkout Skillshare and gain access to over 22,000 online classes on a variety of topics such as crafts, knitting, fine art, culinary skills, technology, design, personal development and many, many more! To checkout, bring your library card to the Circulation Desk or contact the library via the Contact Us link (be sure to include your name, library card number, address, phone and email for verification) and request to checkout Skillshare. We will send you an email invitation to join. Click the Claim Membership link in the email, and then either create a new account or login with an existing account for access to the full Skillshare Premium collection. Checkouts are 2 week with the option to renew. Your account is retained by Skillshare, and with each checkout you will pick up right where you left off.

Libby, by Overdrive ~ Download the Libby app on your mobile device or home computer and start downloading from our collection of ebooks and audiobooks today! All you need to login is your patron number and phone number. Libby is available here via Microsoft, or through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

RB Digital Audiobooks & Ebooks ~ Offers simultaneous use licenses so every title will always be available for checkout. Download the mobile app from Apple App Store or Google Play to enjoy on the go. Login with your patron number and phone number. Be sure to include a P and space before your patron number (ie: P 29876 ; 3087621387)

RB Digital Magazines ~ Access to over  170 popular magazine, including back issues. Includes Glamour, GQ, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Vogue, Taste of Home, Women’s health, Harper’s Bizarre, Mother Jones, and many more! Click on Create a New Account to begin. Download the mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to enjoy on the go.

Online Catalog ~ Visit and sign in using your patron number and phone number (ie: 29876 ; 3087621387) and access your account information, checkout history, reserves, our full catalog and more. The site is mobile responsive for easy access on personal devices.

Ebsco Ebooks ~ Ebsco ebooks appear in our catalog and are marked as internet electronic resources in search results. This collection is mainly comprised of nonfiction books useful for research or specialized study and is available to residential patrons.

How to access Ebsco ebooks:

  1. Click here to login in to Ebsco using your patron ID number (the number found on the back of your library card. Don’t have your card? Give us a call, verify some info and we can give it to you over the phone.)
  2. Click on “Sign in” and then on “Create a New Account”. You will now be able to assign your own username and password for future use.
  3. You’re ready to use the Ebsco ebooks! You can search directly through Ebsco or from our catalog. In our catalog, click on the title of the book and follow the link to sign in and start reading.

Ebsco Ebooks Support Center – Provides information for browsing and transfering Ebsco ebooks to mobile devices.

We hope the below tutorials can help you in your library-related digital endeavors. If there is something you would like to see a tutorial on, let us know via the contact form..

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