EBooks

Download Destination

Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and music are available through Overdrive’s Download Destination.  Through Download Destination you can check out and download books and music from the library collection to your mobile device or computer.  And there are no fines with digital downloads!

 

Axis 360

Axis360

Romulus Public Library now offers access to more eBook titles, specifically for our library patrons! Click on the picture on the right to be taken to the Axis 360 website, designed especially for Romulus Public Library patrons. Sign in with your library card number and pin number to check out some of the most popular titles out today–for free!

Axis 360 Support provides instructions.

Download the Axis 360 App!

Axis 360 gives library and school users the ability to search, browse, and discover eBooks available for lending through their public library or school with ease. Designed to provide a mobile experience for users of the Axis 360 digital media library, the Axis 360 app lets you  sync with your local library or school’s digital collection, allowing you to check out materials in a user interface optimized for your device. The free app allows you to browse, check out, and read ebooks in a single app. Download the app now!

Helpful Links

Axis 360 Help Site
Axis 360 YouTube Support Channel
Getting Started with the Axis 360 Mobile App
Patron FAQs

Odilo

 

Romulus Public Library is offering a brand new eBooks service called Odilo Odilofor our patrons. Click on the picture on the right to be taken to the Odilo website and download an eBook today! If you have any questions about this new service you may access help documentation here.


EMagazines

Zinio

Romulus Public Library patrons have access to hundreds of electronic magazines through a new program called Zinio. Download magazines on a variety of topics including fashion, news, nature, cooking and sports–all for free!  Available to patrons with an active library card beginning with the 29022 prefix.


Music

freegal

Freegal

Login with your library card and download and keep up to 3 free MP3 songs per week on your computer or mobile device! Songs downloaded from Freegal may also be uploaded into iTunes. You can also enjoy 3 hours of free streaming of songs per week on their website too. Build a playlist and listen to your favorites!


MeLCat & Databases

Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

Items not found in the Library’s online catalog can be requested through the Michigan eLibrary catalog (MelCat). MeLCat allows patrons to search for, request, and renew items from a catalog of more than 26 million items from over 250 libraries statewide, including public, academic, school and special libraries. Read full text articles from magazines and newspapers; find current reference sources; use advanced search functions with MeLCat.

This service is funded by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library of Michigan, part of the Michigan Department of Education. Additional funding is provided by the State of Michigan.


Genealogy

Ancestry.com

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Search the world’s largest online family history resource with ancestry.com (In-library use only).

 

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile:  College/University. Full text. Premier source for peer-reviewed articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature More…


Biography and Genealogy Master Index

*Biography and Genealogy Master Index:  Genealogy/History. Index only. Current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Bibliographic More…


BookFlix™

*BookFlix™:  Grades PreK – 3. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time! Michigan residents or Michigan library More…


Britannica School

Britannica School:  Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High. School code is mel5. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, More…


Britannica School - Elementary

Britannica School – Elementary:  Grades 3-4. School code is mel5. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities. More…


Britannica School - High

Britannica School – High:  High School and adult. School code is mel5. Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources More…


Britannica School - Learning Zone

Britannica School – Learning Zone:  Pre K – 2nd grade. School code is mel5. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included. You may experience an issue with Britannica Learning Zone More…


Britannica School - Middle

Britannica School – Middle:  Grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. School code is mel5. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A. More…


Business Insights: Global

Business Insights: Global:  Business. Mostly full text. Click “more” for tutorials. Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data sources, More…


BusinessDecision

*BusinessDecision:  Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Click “More” for user tools. Company profiles, product/brand information with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace. Michigan More…


Chilton's

*Chilton’s:   General interest. Full text. Authoritative car and truck repair information. Year, make, and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications. Michigan residents or Michigan More…


Computer Database

Computer Database:  General interest. Full text. Computer-related product introductions, news, and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Results may be viewed by subject, document More…


DemographicsNow: Business & People

*DemographicsNow: Business & People:  Business. Click “more” for Tutorial Center link. Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete More…


Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning:  Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early More…


eBook Collection

eBook Collection:  General interest. Full text. Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. Netlibrary users ALERT–the collection has changed its name to eBooks. This product is now owned by EBSCO. Along with More…


eBook K-8 Collection

eBook K-8 Collection:    K-8. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online – for school and for fun.  Search for what you want.  Picture books, homework topics, languages learning.  Online help available too.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access More…


Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos:  Grades PreK – 5. Bilingual resources – visual dictionary, world of animals, encyclopedia articles, and Spanish language newspapers.  Eight categories to browse: arts, history and government, people, places, plants and animals, science and mathematics, More…


ERIC (free version)

ERIC (free version):  Educators, researchers, and general interest. Abstracts and/or Full text.  Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information. Includes bibliographic records More…


Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP:  Junior and Community Colleges. Mostly full text. Magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university -level research from 1980 to the present. Updated continuously. All topics. Michigan residents or Michigan library More…


FDSys (Federal Digital System)

*FDSys (Federal Digital System):   General interest. Freely available materials. Online access to authentic Government information including Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials. Search, browse and download documents and publications. More…


Gale Directory Library

*Gale Directory Library:  Business. Provides access to Ward’s Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico, and Business Rankings Annual. Ward’s profiles over 51,000 companies, (approximately 18,000 in Canada and 33,000 in Mexico) listing More…


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library:  General interest. Full text. Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your More…


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection:  Business. Full text. Business-related titles pulled from Gale Virtual Reference Library. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. More…


General OneFile

General OneFile:   General user. Mostly full text. One-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and More…


General Reference Center Gold

General Reference Center Gold:  General user. Mostly full text. Integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, More…


Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource Center:  General interest. Mostly full text. Intended for informational purposes only. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related More…


Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic:  Students, Patients, Health Professionals. Mostly full text. Intended for informational purposes only. Full text nursing and allied health journals plus professional and personal health magazines, journals, and reference sources. Michigan residents More…


HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online:  Genealogy/History/Biography. Full text and indexing. Includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1940 U.S. federal censuses; more than 28,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories; More…


Informe! Academico

Informe! Academico:  Spanish. Full text. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. More…


InfoTrac Business Collection

InfoTrac Business Collection:  General user. Indexing, abstracts and full text for nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications from international, US and regional news sources essential for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Analyze company performance and activity, More…


InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand:    General user. Full text. Collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes New York Times (1985-current) and limited runs of other Michigan newspapers. Michigan residents or Michigan library access More…


InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student Edition:  High School. Mostly full text. Updated daily. Over 1,300 titles cross searchable with eBooks. Gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, More…


Kids InfoBits

*Kids InfoBits:  Grades PreK – 5. Full text. Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Curriculum-related and age appropriate More…


LearningExpress Library

*LearningExpress Library:  Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Seven interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools. Click “More” for centers links.  Learning centers: High More…


 Legal Forms Library

*Legal Forms Library:  Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal or business needs. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers, and an attorney directory.  More…


 LegalTrac

LegalTrac:  General interest and professional. Some full text. Features a comprehensive collection of major legal publications including Michigan specific and provides indexing for more than 1,500 major law reviews, legal newspapers, Bar Association journals, More…


 MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus:  Intended for informational purposes only. Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find the meanings of words, view medical videos or illustrations, More…


 Michigan Authors and Illustrators

*Michigan Authors and Illustrators:  General interest. Searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators that provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations. More…


 Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online

*Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online:  Genealogy/history. This digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets More…


 Military and Intelligence Database

Military and Intelligence Database:  Content from scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and More…


 New York Times

New York Times:  General interest. Full text: January 1, 1985 – current. Indexing: January 1, 1965 – current. Provides national and international news, opinion and commentary. National edition. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. More…


 NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus:  K-8. Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, State standards; even books made into movies, and much more.  Read reviews and learn about the author.  Create your own reading wish list. Michigan residents or More…


 Nursing Resource Center

Nursing Resource Center:  Nursing students and healthcare professionals. Mostly full-text.  Brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. Information More…


 OAIster (free version)

OAIster (free version):   General interest. Catalog of more than 30 million records of digitized materials from open-archive collections worldwide.  Includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,500 contributors More…


 Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context:   Middle school through college undergraduate and General user.  Full-text.  Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, More…


Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection:  Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers More…


 Psychology Collection

Psychology Collection:  Explores what makes people “tick” from childhood to death and gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Drawn from Gale databases Academic OneFile and General More…


 Research in Context

Research in Context:  Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 – literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers (high school students may find it useful too) this information comes from authoritative More…


 Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center:   Business and general interest. Full text. Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. More…


 Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)

*Turfgrass Information File (TGIF):   General interest. Over 50% full text content. Cooperative project of the United States Golf Association and the Michigan State University Libraries’ Turfgrass Information Center. Provides bibliographic and descriptive records of all types More…


 World Book Kids

World Book Kids:  Grades PreK – 5 Contains nine content categories: Pictures and Videos, World of Animals, Activities, Maps and More, Games, Important People, Compare Places, Science Projects, and Dictionary. Also includes support and educator sections. Michigan More…


 WorldCat (free version)

*WorldCat (free version):  General interest. Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world for popular books, music CDs and videos. More…