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  1. Temporary Change in Library Hours of Operation

    Beginning Mon 7/17/2017, library hours of operation will change temporarily to accommodate staffing constraints... Read on...
  2. Book Barn Sale - Sat 8/12/2017 @ 10am-2pm

    You are bound to find some literary treasures from the many choices offered at our Book Barn Sales and at very low prices to boot! Read on...
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Online Library Catalog


The library catalog is accessible via any device with an internet connection.  Library card holders may also update personal information, bookmark titles, reserve titles, renew titles, and access some of the online research resources (mentioned below) after logging into their online library account.
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Public Computers


Twelve workstations are available for public use, including two filtered computers in the children's area.  All of our patron computers are equipped with Windows 8 or Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2013, Internet access, USB ports, headphones, printer connection, and free online research resources.

Note:  A library card is NOT required to utilize the patron computers and/or WiFi, however, patrons MUST read and sign an Internet Use Policy Agreement at the circulation desk.


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WiFi
The library is a WiFi hotspot!  Patrons who wish to utilize this service, on their own wireless devices, may connect to the network after agreeing to the terms of use from their web browser.

Copying & Printing


Patrons may make copies on a public copy machine next to the circulation desk and/or print from any of the patron computers.  Copies/print-outs are 15¢ per page for black and white and 20¢ per page for color.
Inter-library Loans (ILLs)
Although our library collection meets many patron needs, we cannot carry every book in print due to limited space and acquisitions budget.  However, patrons may request materials through inter-library loans.
How do ILLs work?
Patrons with a valid Edgewood Community Library card can fill out an ILL Request Form at the circulation desk and pay, in advance, $1.00 per requested title to help defray postage costs.  The Librarian will then request the title/s through ILLiad to be sent by mail to the Edgewood Community Library for pick up by the requesting patron.  Once the material/s has arrived, the patron will then be notified by a librarian.
    • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
    • All ILLs must be returned to the Edgewood Community Library.
    • If the requested title/s cannot be located, patrons will be refunded, in full.
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Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks
Downloadable e-books through Project Gutenberg and audiobooks through LibriVox now appear on our online library catalog!  These non-profit agencies take books, whose copyrights have expired, and convert them into digital or MP3 files using volunteer time and manpower.

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Online Learning Resources


BrainFuse
Brainfuse is an online educational portal that specializes in one-to-one tutoring, study skills-building, and career assistance through its HelpNow™ and JobNow™ services. Brainfuse boasts a state-of-the-art routing and staffing system to ensure that students receive help in a timely fashion even during periods of high demand. All tutors have a four-year college degree and submit to a rigorous selection and training process. Additionally, Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Brainfuse’s policy is to provide explanations of concepts – not just answer.
HelpNow is a unique tutoring and study suite designed for patrons of all ages. It consists of expert tutoring including one-to-one online homework help, state-aligned skills building, writing assistance, an adult learning center, foreign language center, and 24/7 question center.  Further, its study tools include access to a testing center, group study collaboration tools, and flashcard creation. The Brainfuse Mobile App provides access to HelpNow anywhere.

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JobNow is Brainfuse’s premium job coaching service. Its distinctive suite of resources for job seekers includes on-demand access to trained career experts who provide live, one-to-one interview coaching and resume assistance.Brainfuse job coaches provide live, online assistance in strategically targeting jobs best suited to a patron’s interests and qualifications.
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ElPortal
El Portal is a collection of databases that provide free access anytime to resources that are otherwise unavailable for free on the Internet. This includes newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and reference books such as encyclopedias.

Local/Regional News

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Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. "El Portal" is administered by the New Mexico State Library.  The New Mexico State Library licenses these resources for all New Mexico residents through funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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New Mexico residents can freely access El Portal from any internet connection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  El Portal uses a technology called Geo-IP authentication. Geo-IP authentication checks the IP address of the device you use to access the resources and compares it to a database of all IPs known to originate within New Mexico. Once your IP address is validated as an IP address within New Mexico, you can access El Portal online resources without being asked for any logon or password.

Mid & High School

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