Did you know that the Library now offers social services? The Oakland Park Library has partnered with SEFLIN to provide access to social workers. These social workers are available to help you access and navigate resources in Oakland Park and other local communities by providing information and referrals in accordance with your needs. Please contact the library at 954-630-4370 to make an appointment to connect with a social worker online or in person.
With your library card, you have access to the library's OverDrive collection, CloudLibrary, and Florida Electronic Library. We also have links to other e-reading sources to share as well that do not require your library card to use!
- OverDrive: Made possible by the library's participation in the Southeast Florida Municipal Libraries Digital Consortium, this is the library's largest collection of ebooks.
- CloudLibrary: Access to a variety of children's books.
- Florida Electronic Library: The FEL is your gateway to various electronic magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and books.
- Project Gutenberg: This is a free service that offers over 54,000 ebooks that can be accessed on mobile devices, tablets, and computers. No registration is necessary.
- Open Library: This is a massive catalog that displays all books offered in libraries throughout the world. By setting up a free account, you may access thousands of ebooks. Please note, however, that not all books listed in the site's catalog are accessible books.
- Lit2Go: Offered by the Educational Technology Clearinghouse of the University of South Florida, Lit2Go provides free access to ebooks and to audiobooks. The audiobooks may be downloaded as an MP3.
Mango Languages provides fun audio-visual lessons to over 70 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Cultural and specialty themed lessons such as Wine and Cheese French, along with foreign language films are also available. Use your library card number to sign up and create your own personal login to track your progress during each lesson and to access Mango Languages online or through mobile apps anywhere at any time.
Click here to access Mango Languages today!
View tutorial video here. Find out how to get started with your library card here.
For more information or assistance, contact the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library at (954) 630-4370.
Freegal Music with Streaming
Freegal is a music service from your library. You can access it from any device with an internet connection and all you need is your library card number and PIN number. Once you are logged in you can stream music for 3 hours daily or download 3 songs each week. Song and music video files that you download are yours to keep forever (Each video download counts as 2 of your weekly allotment).
Free Mobile apps for Apple and Android devices are available at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Freegal offers access to about 11 million songs and 18,000 music videos, including the world’s largest Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.
With your library card, you have access to a variety of newspapers and curated collections at NewsBank.
- On America's News, find information on topics related to business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities, people, politics and government, social issues, sports, STEM, technology, and more including the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, USA Today and more. Find out how to get started here.
- Search more than 35 years of Florida history with the Miami Herald Collection. Coverage from 1982 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full color image edition.
- Search The Sun-Sentinel to find news and information on community issues and events, business, education, government and more.
- Take a look at Black Life in America for NewsBank's collection of the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.
- Take a look at Hispanic Life in America for NewsBank's collection of the experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
- HeritageHub provides access to years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States. This one-of-a-kind collection helps patrons and family historians uncover new family members and understand family relationships on a deeper level than ever before. Video tutorial: How to Use HeritageHub
Through a partnership with SEFLIN, the Oakland Park Library is now able to offer access to Brainfuse's HelpNow, JobNow, and VetNow. As a patron with a valid library card number, you can create an account and select among several service options. Check out our Brainfuse page for more information on each product.