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Borrow eBooks, digital audiobooks & magazines

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your device using the Libby app from OverDrive. It’s free and easy to get started. Learn more at https://meet.libbyapp.com.

Or, you may borrow items directly from the Camellia Net website.

Log in with your 8-digit RCPL card (start with the first zero and skip the last digit). For more information click here.

Can't log in? Please check with library staff.  You may have an expired card, outstanding fines, or overdue items.  Please call 256-442-8477 ext. 0 during normal operating hours.

You must log in with your RCPL card number to get access to all titles/copies owned by RCPL.  If you signed up for an "instant digital card" and log in with your phone number, you will not get access to RCPL titles.


 

Playaway Launchpad Tablets

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We have added Playaway Launchpads to our collection! These tablets come pre-loaded with educational content for children.  Strengthen children's skills in reading, math, science, and language. 

Several tablets in our collection are part of the Launchpad Pre-K Academy which gives preschool-aged children 5 different paths to explore on their way to kindergarten. With a combination of apps, storybooks, and videos – learning will happen right before your eyes.  No downloads. No Wifi.

Click here to see a list of Launchpad tablets available in our collection or click here to view our Launchpad lending policy.

 

Wonderbooks

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Wonderbooks are books that read to children, ask questions, and make learning fun. Discover the ready-to-play audiobook inside every Wonderbook. Borrow one today!
Wonderbooks are similar to the VOX books already in our collection but they also have a learning mode that asks children questions.
 

Vox Books for Children

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VOX Books are printed books that provide full professional audio narration using a unique audio reader attached to the book. Studies have shown that VOX Books users improve their reading comprehension by 75% and improve their reading accuracy by over 50%.


 

Curbside Book Return

Please return your materials in the curbside return located behind the library or to the circulation desk.

Do not return Launchpads in the book/AV return.   There will be a $5.00 fee assessed for each Launchpad returned via the book/AV return.

Curbside pickup is available!

Curbside pickup is available Monday-Thursday from 9:30am - 6:30 pm and Friday - Saturday from 9:30am-4:30pm. To place an order, call us or visit our online catalog and log into your account to reserve items.  Click here for more information about curbside pickup.


 

Research Your Family Tree

Search for your ancestors on Ancestry Library Edition and discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.  New resources are added frequently.  Library use only; remote access is not available.

You may access  Heritage Quest Online from home!  You’ll find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors’ paths across history. If you are using Heritage Quest from home you will be prompted for your 14 digit Rainbow City Library Card number.


 

RCPL Adult Knitting and Crochet Group

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RCPL Book Club


 

Book Sale

Books on a shelfVisit our ongoing book sale to find some incredible bargains!
Hardbacks -- $.25 and up (most are $3.00 or less!)
Paperbacks -- $.10 and up
Magazines -- $.05 each
Audiobooks and Videos -- priced as marked

New titles are added weekly!

Courtesy Charging Station

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Did you leave your charger at home? Is your mobile device low on power? Get charged with our courtesy charging station provided by Exchange Bank. Thank you Exchange Bank!

Chilton Library

Chilton is the world’s most comprehensive and trusted automotive repair database with easy-to-follow, step-by-step repair guidance on thousands of cars and trucks from 1940 to the present. This database is available to Alabama residents through Alabama Public Library Service.  Click here for access or select the Chilton link from our Online Resources Menu.  If you have difficulty accessing the database through Internet Explorer, click on tools, select compatibility view settings and add galesupport.com .

ABC Mouse

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From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success.  ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.  Best of all, kids love it!

Please bring your own headphones.

In-library access only.  Remote access is not available. 

Over 1,500 brand new learning activities designed to address the learning needs and interest of 2nd grade students has been added to ABCmouse.

 


 

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