Quarantine Resources

Always Available Resources

These resources are accessible 24/7 from your library’s website, so even when stuck at home, you can access your library. Some resources are temporarily available from other companies as well. You will need to log in with your library card number, if prompted.

If you don’t have a library card, fill out this form, and a librarian will get you a digital access card (this may take up to 48 hours).

If you are having issues logging in, contact us at asklib@casscolibrary.org.

eBooks, eAudiobooks | Skills Building | For Kids | For Teens | Genealogy

eBooks, eAudiobooks, Magazines, Streaming Video

Download the Libby app for your Android or iOS device. You can also click below to access our reading rooms and collections.
Access the latest issues of Book Page here.
AudioBookCloud & Romance Book Cloud will only be available temporarily.
Junior Library Guild will only be available temporarily.

eBooks and eAudio for TeensOverDrive for Kids
Tumble Books: Narrated story books for kids

Skills Building and At-Home Learning

Take the opportunity to brush up your job skills, resume writing, or study for a vocational exam.

Computer Skills Center: More than 100 self-directed video tutorials for commonly used software applications. Save your progress and return at your convenience.

Learning Express Library: Interactive resource has over 300 online practice tests including: SAT, ACT, GED, GMAT, Nursing, Fire Fighter, Police, Middle School & High School Math & Reading. Many tests are available in Spanish.

Learning Express Library – Recursos en español para adultos.

Learning Express Library Career Preparation: Interactive resource has over 300 online professional licensing practice tests including Nursing, Fire Fighter and Police.

Learning Express Library High School Equivalency Center: Prepare to get your high school equivalency credential with complete resources for the GED test, HiSET, and TASC.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com): LinkedIn Learning has 10 learning paths aligned with jobs that have the greatest number of openings and 4 learning paths focused on helping users with their upskilling efforts and to build critical soft skills. These are available for free through 2020.

Resume and Cover Letter Builder: More than 200 expert-developed resumes covering a range of occupations and preparation levels to help you create your own resume and cover letter.

Scholastic Learn At Home: Day-by-day learning activities from Pre-K to 9th Grade.

Just for Kids

Reading, Homework, Games, and more! Find more on our Kids Page!

Explora – Elementary: Explora Elementary is for elementary school students, with many graphics and access to age-appropriate materials. Includes topic overviews and over 60,000 videos.

Explora – Middle School: Explora Middle School provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in middle school in an easy-to-use interface.

Junior Library Guild Elementary: Fiction & Non-Fiction eBooks for Elementary aged kids. (Available temporarily)

Junior Library Guild Middle School: Fiction & Non-Fiction eBooks for Middle School aged kids. (Available temporarily)

Learning Express Library School Center: Perfect for elementary, middle, and high school students. Prepare for tests, get help with assignments, and boost skills in core subjects.

Read It!: Read It! is designed for students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading. You’ll also find animated storybooks that kids can read along with, educational games, and teacher resources.

TumbleBooks: eBooks for Kids! Animated storybooks that kids can read along with, educational games, and teacher resources.

TumbleMath: Find math animated narrated books and practice questions.

For Teens

Here are more resources for teens. Find more on our Teen Page!

Explora – Middle School: Explora Middle School provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in middle school in an easy-to-use interface.

Explora – High School: Explora High School searches across multiple resources to provide in-depth results in an easy-to-use interface.

Junior Library Guild Middle School: Fiction & Non-Fiction eBooks for Middle School aged teens. (Available temporarily)

Junior Library Guild High School: Fiction & Non-Fiction eBooks for High School aged teens. (Available temporarily)

Learning Express Library College Students: Strengthen your academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and take sample grad school entrance exams.

Learning Express Library College Admissions Test Preparation: Get help preparing for college with sample ACT, SAT, and other admission tests, and get help with admission essays and other writing.

 

Genealogy Research

Why not start your family history? Find even more resources on our Genealogy page!

Heritage Quest – Research materials for tracing family history and American culture containing over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections. For a step by step guide on using Heritage Quest can be viewed here.

Chronicling America – Search over 5 million digitized newspaper pages from more than 2,000 newspaper titles from all across the country with this database provided by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) in partnership with the Library of Congress. Chronicling America also provides a directory of US newspapers from 1690 to the present including the location of repositories that have each title in their holdings. For a step by step guide on Chronicling America can be viewed here.

FamilySearch – Operated by the LDS Church, FamilySearch’s resources include transcriptions and indexes of records held at the Family History Library, an ongoing digitization project of books from repositories across the country, educational videos and an in-depth wiki covering a wide variety of genealogy and history topics. For a step by step guide on using FamilySeach can be viewed here.

Find A Grave – Research your ancestors with over 150 million international and US grave records, including memorial pages, headstone photos, relatives and obituaries. Because the database is based on user-contribution, it is recommended that you create a free account of your own to get the most out of Find A Grave.

Missouri Digital Heritage – Explore over 9 million records from repositories across the state of Missouri, including those held at the Missouri State Archives, Missouri State Library, and many other libraries and historical societies. Collections include Missouri birth and death records prior to 1910, digitized death certificates from 1910 to 1965, state and county maps and histories, military service records, and more.

RootsWeb – Search user-contributed family trees containing more than 700 million names and the more than one million entries in the Rootsweb Surname List. This database also provides access to a variety of mailing lists, message boards, and user-created websites. It is recommended that you create a free personal account in order to contribute your own family history to RootsWeb.