Access these digital resources 24/7 – all free with your library card!
Did you know you can access the library anytime, anywhere with the library’s mobile app? View your account to see where you are on the holds list, self-checkout while in the library, easily renew items, link multiple accounts, and more! Available for Apple and Android devices look for it in your app store by searching “Polk County Library Cooperative.”
Libby/Overdrive eBooks & Audiobooks
With your library card, you can access the latest ebooks & audiobooks using your preferred device – all for free! Available to all Polk County Library cardholders, with additional materials available to Winter Haven cardholders.
Over 1300 digital magazines at your fingertips! With your Winter Haven library card you get access to digital magazines straight to your computer, tablet or smartphone 24/7 through Libby/Overdrive.
Kanopy Streaming Movies
Kanopy provides thoughtful entertainment through an on-demand streaming video platform that offers films and documentaries, as well as Kanopy Kids, which is exclusively children’s programming. Available on your computer or through an app, Kanopy is free with your library card or student PLUS card.
YOUTH LEARNING RESOURCES
Free Florida DMV practice tests for permits, drivers’ licenses and citizens’ refresher tests. Vehicles include cars, motorcycles and trucks (CDL). Handbooks are also available to read online, print or download. Available in English and Spanish. Library card not required.
Florida Electronic Library
Search for full-text magazine articles, books, newspapers and more. Multiple databases are available within the following categories: All Resources, K-12, Health, Career and Job, Small Business, Newspapers & Magazines, eBooks and Florida Resources and many more. Library card or student PLUS card required.
Excellence in Reading
Excellence in Reading has been a cornerstone of the Winter Haven Library’s Youth Services Department since 1982. Children read specially chosen Excellence in Reading books, take tests and earn incentives and prizes along the way. The Excellence in Reading program is for ages 5-17.
Search ebooks on topics related to: biographies, careers, health, history, literature, politics, science, current topics and more. Click the link for a complete list.
With your library card or student PLUS card, you can access full-text articles from the books online (also provides complete citations), or come into the Winter Haven Public Library for the actual books (cannot be checked out).
Ask A Librarian
Ask a Florida librarian questions using chat, text or email.
Gale Legal Forms
Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Florida-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply fill in the blanks. Library card required.
Access over 16,000 video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills and stay up-to-date with 50+ new courses released every week! Self-paced learning, available 24/7 with certificates earned upon completion of each course. Library card or student PLUS card required.
Learn to speak another language or enhance your current language skills. Languages include: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, American Sign Language, English and Inglés. Library card or student PLUS card required.
Access the New York Times Online
Enjoy free access to the New York Times courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. Inside the library connect to “Library Wi-Fi” and then log into your NYTimes.com account and start reading. If you don’t have an account, create one at no charge. You must be logged in for unlimited access.
To read the New York Times outside of the library use the button below to get a remote access code, good for 24 hours. Enter your library barcode and PIN, redeem the access code, and log in or create an account for NYTimes.com. When your time ends you can return here for a new code.
Each month we offer technology classes on a variety of topics. Classes are taught in the SEEDLab or available virtually via Zoom. New classes are frequently added. Registration is required.
Access video recordings of our virtual classes on YouTube.
Get access to our Weiss Ratings collection from the library or at home! Click the link below and sign in using your library card number to get access to these titles:
- Financial Literacy Basics breaks down essentials such as renter’s insurance, checking accounts, paying back student loans, sticking to a budget, and much more.
- Financial Literacy: Planning for the Future gives a better understanding regarding financial planning for life’s big decisions such as buying a new home, saving for your child’s education, retirement planning and more!
- Consumer Guides deliver unbiased information and recommendations about homeowners insurance, automobile insurance, Medicare supplement insurance and more!
Wi-Fi Print from Home
You can print your saved document, non-secure webpage (doesn’t have https in the web address), email and email attachments from your computer, laptop, tablet or phone. No need to be inside the Library. Just print from anywhere that that has Internet access.
AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Background Check, Reference and Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! Library card required.
Gale Business Collection
Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
Gale Small Business Resource Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites
Gale Business Insights: Essentials
Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community.
Gale Demographics Now
Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more.