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Beanstack

Use this tool to track your reading, win fun prizes, and compete with your friends! Please be aware that your school system and the library may have different Beanstack accounts, so make sure you're keeping track of your reading correctly.

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Creativebug Online Reference Material Streaming Video New! Library Card Required.

Do you need a seasonal craft idea? Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more with Creativebug! Make gifts for your friends and family, or pick up a new skill for yourself.

Creativebug's step-by-step videos with printable instructions and clear, easy-to-understand directions and supply lists are a great addition to any lesson plan.

Click here to see the list of Top Ten Creativebug Classes of 2023.

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Data Axle (formerly Reference USA) Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This research database is helpful for Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs), small businesses, and social organizations for marketing, canvassing, and planning. Containing massive databases of business, consumer, and donor information, Data Axle lets you search against geographic areas for specific information.

Data Axle Reference Solutions offers free webinars to help you learn about our premier research and reference product for libraries, marketing solutions for business owners and college/university marketing departments, job seeker information, and more.

You'll be amazed at what you can learn and accomplish with Data Axle!

Having trouble with this resource? Before contacting support, please try the following:

  1. Make sure you're accessing the resource from this library page!
  2. Be sure to clear your browser's cache and cookies before logging in.
  3. Remember that you can only download 250 results at a time - when you have a list longer, you'll need to select 250 results at a time for the download to work.

If you are still stumped, visit the Data Axle help page for more information. If your home equipment can not allow for downloads or access to Data Axle, you may need to use this resource at a Fulton County Library location.

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eRead Kids eAudiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

eRead Kids is a digital library of kids books that is provided by Georgia Public Library Service and is available through all public libraries in Georgia. Young readers have access to over 40,000 eBooks and audiobooks. Explore the collection of fiction and non-fiction picture books, basic readers, graphic novels, and chapter books in English and Spanish for kids in Pre-K to fourth grade.

This collection of books is available through the Boundless app. After you've downloaded the Boundless app, search for and select “Fulton eRead Kids GA” as your library, then enter your Library Card Number and PIN. If you are an APS student, you can log in with your student ID and PIN. 

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Freegal Downloadable Music Streaming Music Library Card Required.

Our most popular streaming and downloadable music platform is easy to use! Prepare for a flight with downloadable playlists, or stream commercial free as long as you would like.

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Hoopla Comics Downloadable Music eAudiobooks eBooks Streaming Music Streaming Video Library Card Required.

There is never a wait for the eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, or video on Hoopla, but patrons are limited to ten check-outs per month. Choose carefully after your first five, and keep an eye on the calendar! If you do hit your limit before a month is up, don't worry - we have loads of other options, opens a new window available for all these formats.

Hoopla is the platform to use if you and all your friends (or classroom) would like to read the same book at the same time, or watch a movie together while far apart. Download the app to your favorite device and enjoy an audiobook while you work in the yard or on your commute.

Hoopla contains our largest collection of Marvel and DC comic book titles, as well as a large popular music catalog. If you're looking for that book you saw at the Scholastic Book Fair, your best bet outside the physical library is Hoopla.

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Kanopy Streaming Video New! Library Card Required.

Kanopy has thousands of movies and documentaries that you can stream on any device.

  • You can watch 10 films per month, with play credits resetting on the 1st of each month.
  • After clicking “Play,” you have 3 days to watch the film.
  • Loading and playing 4+ seconds of a film counts as a play credit.

You can sign up on the Kanopy app, or get started on the Kanopy site:

  1. Go to the FulcoLibrary Kanopy catalog and create an account by clicking on the orange Sign up button.
  2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.
  3. Add your library card number and password.
  4. Start watching videos.

Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. Browse the collections of top film-festival favorites, classic films, world cinema and popular movies.

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LinkedIn Learning Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

Access to this resource for Fulton County Library patrons will end on June 17th, 2024.

Fulton County Library Patrons can access this best-in-class online learning platform free of charge. In 2021 Lynda.com changed its name to LinkedIn Learning, but don't worry! All the great classes you need are still available free of charge with your library card. If you find yourself on a LinkedIn Learning page that asks for a form of payment, likely your browser has dropped our library website's authentication. Bookmark this page and start over from here. All LinkedIn Learning classes are free to library patrons.

Signing in from a direct link? The Library ID for this resource is fulcolibrary.

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Mango Languages Online Reference Material

This free-of-charge language learning platform is one of the most popular electronic resources used by Fulton County Library System patrons! Enjoy the games, quizzes and helpful lessons for dozens of languages with Mango.

English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered for a variety of speakers of other languages.

You can also find language learning classes offered at some of our branches. Check our events page to see if a class is offered near you. 

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Morningstar Online Reference Material Library Card Required.

This financial planning database can help you understand investing. When presented with investment options, the terms and allocations can be confusing! Morningstar Investing Center contains easy-to-use portfolio tools, retirement calculator and college savings calculator to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments might work together, and more. You can find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds. Morningstar has a rating system that helps those new to the stock market understand their odds of risk and rewards. 

Once you login, learn more in Morningstar's Investment Classrom, webinar collection, site tutorials, and trainings

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New York Times Online Newspapers Library Card Required.

There are two different links that allow library patrons to access the New York Times free of charge.

If inside the library, click here.

If outside the library, click here. You will be prompted to sign in again after forty-eight hours of use.

Be sure to check out the Wirecutter section of the NYT for frequently published reviews of consumer electronics. These reviews are published more frequently than those in Consumer Reports.

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Overdrive and the Libby App Comics eAudiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Our most popular eBook and eAudiobook platform, Overdrive, focuses on providing access to adult fiction and non-fiction, with a special emphasis on bestsellers. In February of 2021, all our popular magazine content joined this collection as well! Users can check out up to fifteen titles of any type at a time and carry an additional fifteen titles on hold. While wait times may appear to be long, eBooks and downloadable audio circulate faster than other materials. Please remember to return these digital loans as soon as they are finished to help those next in line!

Download the Libby app to access Overdrive titles on your favorite device. Looking for a popular series not available on this platform? Download Hoopla as well! While there are no wait times on Hoopla, users are limited to just ten checkouts on that platform per month. 

In 2022, over forty-two thousand different Fulton County Library patrons checked out nearly a million eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines from Overdrive and the Libby app. With Universal Class joining this collection of content on the Libby app, this platform will remain the most popular electronic resource offered by Fulton County Library System.

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