Visit the Library's Academy to view our available selection of self-paced tutorials by clicking HERE.
These tutorials will:
- Help you access the library's digital resources found below, like Mango Languages, NewsBank, and more.
- Show you how to use your library card to place holds online, search the catalog, or renew materials online.
- Go over computer basics and help you get started with social media platforms, Google products and Microsoft products.
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.
- Palace: An app that will let you access all of the library's ebooks from different vendors in one place. You can find the app in your device's app store.
- 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.
- Internet Archive: A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. All you need is an e-mail address to create your free account.
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 download 3 songs each week and stream music for an unlimited amount of time. 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 El Nuevo Herald Collection for the historical archive of the Spanish-language newspaper.
- 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