Education is becoming more and more important, however, the time in which we have to spend on education is becoming shorter. Technology is playing a major role in how we seek and find the information that we need. Even though there is a ton of information at our finger tips, through the internet, sometimes, it is difficult to find proper, concise, and helpful information. Much of the information on the internet is not academic and can be misleading. There are many educational and beneficial services that are offered online. Unfortunately, many of them go undiscovered. That is where libraries are filling the gap.
Hamilton County Library offers access to many online resources to help patrons seek out the information they need online. Whether that means allowing Patrons to access the internet on one of the Library’s computers, being able to search for books on the online catalog or connecting patrons with numerous other websites and materials that will help patrons find the information they need.
“Education is becoming more and more
important…technology is playing a major role in how
we seek and find the information that we need.”
Online Resources Available Through Hamilton County Library
The Biggest resource that Hamilton County Library offers is access to the internet itself. The Hamilton County Library has six desktop computers that are able to connect to the internet. The Hamilton County library also has a public WiFi that the community can use 24/7. Also available are MiFi Hotspots which allow you to connect your phone to the internet wherever you go. This means that students, business associates, and the community never has to fear of not being able to access the internet, even if they are on a trip!
The Online Catalog is a major online resource that the Hamilton County Library offers. Through the Online Catalog Patrons can login to their accounts and search for books that the library offers. Any Non-fiction or Fiction book, CD, or DVD the Library has will show up and the patron can reserve that book so they can check it out later. Many times people do not want to spend thirty minutes looking for a book. Now Patrons can find the book they want through a quick online search. Patrons are also able to renew the books they have checked out, check on the status of their books, and place books on hold. The Online Catalog can be found here.
Also, be on the look out for Classes, hosted by Hamilton County Library, instructing Patrons on how to access these wonderful resources that are available.