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Digital Resources

Access these digital resources 24/7 – all free with your library card!

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BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS | MOVIES | YOUTH RESOURCES | ADULT RESOURCES | BUSINESS RESOURCES

READING

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.

Overdrive

Digital Magazines

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 Overdrive or the Libby app.

Overdrive Magazines

Libby for AppleLibby for Android

STREAMING VIDEO

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.

Kanopy

YOUTH LEARNING RESOURCES

Driving Tests

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.

Driving-Tests.org

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 required.

Florida Electronic Library

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.

Excellence in Reading

Salem Online

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, 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).

Salem Online

ADULT RESOURCES

Ask A Librarian

Ask a Florida librarian questions using chat, text or email.

Ask A Librarian

LinkedIn Learning

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. Available to Winter Haven Public Library cardholders.

 

Linkedin learning

Rocket Languages

Learn to speak another language or enhance your current language skills. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Ingles, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish and Eigo. Library card required.

Rocket Languages

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.

New york times access code

Technology Classes

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.

Class schedule

Access video recordings of our virtual classes on YouTube.

Tech Class Videos

Weiss Ratings

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!

Weiss ratings

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.

WI-FI PRINTING

Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Bring the library to your home with our collection of Zoom backgrounds, perfect for your next class, meeting or any virtual get together.

Zoom Backgrounds

Business RESOURCES

AtoZdatabases

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.

AtoZdatabases

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 Business Collection

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 Small Business Resource Center

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 Business Insights: Essentials

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.

GALE DEMOGRAPHICS NOW