Access Pass: New Library Cards for the New Year
January 07, 2013
Forget about library cards and just checking out books. The new Access Pass will replace the library card by opening up a world of possibilities for every library user. The Access Pass utilizes the expanding scope of information available at the Library.
Public computers and the wealth of subjects that can be accessed through the MCPL databases is one feature highlighted by the new cards. There are websites that can help with tutoring, job training, and education for infants to adults. Many sites can supplement classroom studies by reaching sources for subjects on every subject imaginable: Math, History, Literature, Geography, Health and Sciences. Genealogy research is a big part of our available resources. Not only do we offer the Midwest Genealogy Center, but we have amazing access to family history right on your computer. Everything, from maps and public records to websites, are available at no cost to you.
The demand for electronic books is growing and so is our selection. You can check out eBooks with the Access Pass just like any library book. We even offer help using our catalog to checkout books to your electronic device. Even music can be downloaded from resources we offer.
Community events are offered at many locations, like storytimes for children, teen clubs, book clubs, arts and crafts, and even cooking demonstrations. Tax services are offered by AARP. Chess clubs and sewing groups are a few of the meeting held at the Library. Meeting spaces are available at some branches by reservation. There are even classes offered for seniors learning how to use computers and the Internet. There is something for everyone to learn and enjoy.
The Access Pass will open up the library experience to our customers. If you have an old card, it is still valid and can operate just like the new cards. The Access Pass will be available as a new or replacement card for all our customers in 2013. Have fun exploring your world with the new Access Pass!