Online Resources

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks with Overdrive

Free eBooks and Audiobooks with OverDrive

 

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks with Libby by Overdrive

Enjoy Libby, the "one-tap reading app"

  • You can browse our OverDrive collection of ebooks and audiobooks on your computer!
  • Or, download the classic OverDrive app.
  • Available on iOs, Android, Chromebooks, Kindle Fire, and laptop/desktop computers.
  • We have thousands of titles from which to choose! 
  • Since the items will automatically be returned there is never a late fee!
  • More info on our eBook page.
 
  • Libby by Overdrive is the new app to enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.
  • It's easy to get started for first-time users.
  • A streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users.
  • Ebooks can be sent to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.
  • Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets.
  • More info on our eBook page.

Over 1,000 Award-Winning Art and Craft Video Classes...

FREE with your library card!

Click here to access the more than 1000 award-winning art and craft video classes by Creativebug!

Catch the creative bug!

Creativebugwas created by the folks at Joann Fabrics and is provided to you free by your Putnam County Library System. It offers more than 1000 classes on arts and crafts, led by artists and fellow crafting enthusiasts. Watch videos on everything from sewing, to holiday decorations, to using a Cricut. Classes are designed for different experience levels, and because access is unlimited and classes do not expire, you can watch and learn at your leisure.

You can also download templates and patterns – and yes, there is an app for that! Creativebug is available on the App Store and Google Play store for any viewers who want to watch on their mobile devices.

It is free to sign up with your Putnam County Library System card: all you need to get started is your card number (on the back, under the barcode), and you are ready to learn!

How to Start:

  1. Click here to access the Creativebug portal.
  2. Enter your Putnam County Library System card number.
  3. Enter your email address, and create a password for your Creativebug account.
  4. That’s it! You are ready to be your most creative self.

Check out our other FREE online resources and community resource links...

Browse the different sections below for things like online job search, life-long learning, e-books, audiobooks, online tutorials, practice tests, and more.

Community Resources
  • ACCESS Florida
    • ACCESS (Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency) from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). Apply for benefits online including: Food Assistance Program (SNAP) Medical Assistance Program Temporary cash assistance for families with children (TANF)
  • Heart of Putnam
    • Established in May 2007, the Heart of Putnam Service Center is a one-stop service center housing a group of non-profit organizations whose goal is to combine efforts and resources for the purpose of serving the residents of Putnam County who are in need or are facing a crisis. Or call them at 386-328-0984. Located at 2600 Peters Street, Palatka, FL 32177.
  • Putnam County Community Resource Directory
    • Compliments of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Office, a partnership of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and the Putnam County School District. Available online at www.putnamschools.org. Updated March 2020.
  • SHINE
    • SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential. You can also call the Statewide Elder Helpline – 1-800-963-5337.
  • Social Security Express
    • Get a new Social Security card, estimate or apply for your benefits, apply for Medicare, and more! It's quick, secure, and easy!
 
E-Books and Audiobooks
  • Biblioboard Library
    • Discover local content from self-published Florida authors. All content in Biblioboard Library is available with unlimited access. Never experience a hold, late fee, checkout limit, or lending limit.
  • Florida Electronic Library
    • From career info to newspapers and magazines - right here, right now!
  • Libby by Overdrive
    • Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users.
  • Open Library
    • Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Other projects include the Wayback Machine, archive.org and archive-it.org. The ultimate goal of the Open Library is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world.
  • OverDrive (NEFLIN Overdrive)
    • Download popular audiobooks and ebooks for free with your library card to your PC, Mac, eReaders, smartphones, and tablets.
Job Search/Career Help
  • Career Source Northeast Florida
    • Local Putnam County office: Palatka Mall 400 North State Road 19 Palatka, FL, 32177 Phone:(386)530-7089
  • CareerPath.com
    • Add your resume and let your next job find you.
  • City of Palatka Job Opportunties
    • Download applications or apply online for city of Palatka job openings.
  • EmployFlorida
    • Get more resources on making your resume and posting it so employers can see it.
  • Employment Resources for Military Veterans
    • Explore a diversity of federal, state and nonprofit employment and training resources.
  • Federal Jobs Digest
    • Online edition of America's Federal Employment Newspaper.
  • Job Searching and Resume Building
    • Search for your dream job and get help with your resume. Powered by EveryoneOn and Monster.
  • Putnam County Job Listings
    • Check the job listings for Putnam County
  • Reemployment Assistance
    • Reemployment Assistance provides temporary wage replacement (unemployment insurance) benefits to eligible individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. If you have a history of wages in the state of Florida, you are actively able and available to seek and accept new employment, and you are currently unemployed or work reduced hours through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance benefits.
 
Law and Legal Forms
  • Florida Municipal Guide (2016-2017)
    • Find out more about municipal Florida with this guide.
  • Law Depot
    • Create the legal documents you need in minutes!
  • Westlaw
    • Online legal research service for legal and law related materials and services. Available at the Headquarters Palatka Library on our public workstations and e-gov laptops.
Online Learning
  • Common Sense Media
    • Kids of all ages are swiping and scrolling, totally transfixed by screens of all sizes. Welcome to the new frontier of parenting. If you have questions on how to take control of the technology in your kids' lives, you came to the right place.
  • CreativeBug
    • Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
  • Internet Basics by Tech Boomers
    • This course provides an introduction to the Internet for inexperienced users of digital technology. It will cover what the Internet and World Wide Web are, and discuss technologies that make the Internet and W.W.W. work, such as hyperlinks and URLs.
  • Internet Safety Basics by Tech Boomers
    • This course will introduce the importance of Internet safety, including some of the various threats that it protects against. Users will learn general safety tips for using a computer on the Internet, as well as how to avoid or deal with specific dangers such as viruses/spyware, phishing scams, cyber-harassment, and Internet addiction.
  • Intro to Email Course
    • New to email? This is the perfect class to get you started using email. Learn what email is, how to set up an account, how to reply to and send emails, and more.
  • Microsoft Office Tutorials - by GCFLearnFree.org
    • Whether you’re completely new to Microsoft Office or are just looking to refresh your skills for a potential job or the one you’re already in, GCFLearnFree.org can help. Their lessons offer a mix of text, video, interactivity, and challenges to practice what you’ve learned, so you can learn the basics and more of Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. You’ll also learn tips, tricks, shortcuts, and more to better use these programs in work and life.
  • Technology Basics - by GCFLearnFree.org
    • Intimidated by computers? New to email and the Internet? Curious about operating systems and online safety? Better understand computers and how they work in this Technology Basics series. Learn more about using web browsers, navigating Windows 10 and OS X, and staying safe online.
 
Online Resources
  • EveryoneOn - Low Cost Internet
    • See if you can sign up for low-cost internet or computers for your home. Whether it’s finding a job, learning new skills or helping students with their homework, everyone should benefit from Internet connectivity
  • Free Driver's Ed
    • Prepare yourself for the road ahead! Driver Permit practice tests for both automobile and motorcycles, along with the Driver Handbooks for each.
  • Free Language Learning with Duolingo
    • Learn Spanish, French, German or other languages for free! You can study at home on a computer or on the go with their mobile app.
  • Free Online Learning
    • Learn the essential skills you need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free. A program of Goodwill Community Foundation®.
  • Khan Academy
    • Check out free learning material about all sorts of subjects, from taxes to arts, and many others. NOTE: All Khan Academy content is available for free at www.khanacademy.org
  • Lend.edu - Student Financial Aid
    • Need more information about acquiring or paying back student loans? University of Delaware graduates have gathered all sorts of resources to help paying for college simpler!
  • Test Prep Review
    • Your Source for Free Online Practice Tests. ACT, GED, SAT, and many more!
Realtor Resources
 
Self-Publishing Tools
  • Inide Author Project
    • Indie Author Project (IAP) is a year-round, royalty-free, self-publishing program that enables libraries to support their local self-published authors who are looking to promote their work and increase readership and exposure. Self published authors can now submit their work to the Putnam County Library System's IAP program to be featured in the statewide Indie Florida's collection, with the potential for national exposure. For more information, check out our local author page.
  • Pressbooks
    • Pressbooks in an easy-to-use online software that allows you to create professional-quality eBook and print-ready files in ePUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. With the Pressbooks tool, libraries and patrons can create and design their own books, newsletters, poetry, novels, and any other written content in digital and print-ready formats. For more information, check out our local author page.