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ZIP BOOKS are back!  Please carefully follow the criteria and steps below to complete an email zip books request and return your zip book to your local Mono County Library when you are done reading it.

Thanks to the California State Library, we able to continue requesting books through the Zipbook program. The Zipbook program is grant funded purchasing through Amazon.com.

Registered patrons in good standing may request tangible books or audiobooks (no e-books). Requested items will be shipped directly to you from Amazon.com. When you are done with the book, please return it to your local branch through the book drop!

There is a two-tier expenditure cap of $75 pre-tax for audiobooks and foreign-language items, and $50 pre-tax for all other allowable items. You may order 3 items at any one time.    DVDs, Music CDs, e-Books, e-Audiobooks and other non-book materials are not eligible for this program.

When submitting a request, you must include a valid Amazon mailing address:

    • If you have home USPS delivery: land address
    • If you do NOT have USPS delivery: land address AND PO Box
    • Phone number

 

To make a request through Zipbooks please send the link for a qualifying item on Amazon.com and your valid Amazon mailing address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please carefully and completely include the following for your request to be processed:

    • Amazon link to the book
    • Title & Author
    • Your name
    • Your email
    • Your telephone
    • Your library card #
    • Your full address (please include BOTH the land address and PO Box if you do not have USPS delivery)

 

You must return the book to your nearest Mono County Library when you are finished reading it.  Lost or damaged Zip Books will incur a replacement fee similar to other library books.

Mono County has seven library locations, visit their pages via the drop down menu for more detail or use the information below.

Benton

25553 Hwy 6 (on the Edna Beaman School campus)

760-933-2542

Bridgeport

94 N. School Street

760-932-7482

Coleville

111591 Hw 395 (on the Coleville school campus)

530-495-2788

Crowley Lake

3627 Crowley Lake Drive

760-935-4505

June Lake

90 West Granite Ave.

760-648-7284

Lee Vining

51710 Hwy 395

760-647-6123

Mammoth Lakes

400 Sierra Park Rd

760-934-4777

 

How Do We Raise Funds?

In additional to funds raised through annual membership dues, we also have several ways to raise funds that go to the support of the Mammoth Lakes Branch Library. These include:

  • Operate a used book store, inside the Library.

 

MINI BOOK CHALET  -- NOW OPEN INSIDE THE LIBRARY

MiniBCOpen

 There is a good selection of  quality used books at low prices. Open all Library hours. 

  • Sell rare and collectible vintage books on the internet.  You can purchase any of the books listed in our store at alibris.com

 

  • Hold raffles, auctions, and other fundraisers.

 

 

 

Mono County Library Sponsored Resources

You can access these resources using your 14 digit library card number:

Britannica School 

    • Online encyclopedia with several tools to help students begin their research projects, including a citation generator, a double-click dictionary and audio options. 

Proquest Homework Support Resources - use your Mono County Library Card to access these resources remotely:

    • CultureGrams  Unique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs around the world. The World Edition is written at a higher Lexile for older grades. Grades 3+
    • ELibrary A massive collection of digitized newspapers, magazines and images with editorialized topic pages to aid with navigation. Grades 6+.
    • SIRS Discoverer  Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Grades 3+
    • SIRS Issues Researcher  Selected articles and graphics on the enduring and talked-about issues of the day. Grades 6+.
    • Research Companion (create account by opening at the Library and then use your login for remote access). A tutorial product providing video instruction on the important concepts in information literacy. Grades 9+
    • School and Educators Complete.  Thousands of multidisciplinary ebooks available 24/7. Grade 9+ and educators

 

California Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

FREE Resources (library card number not required):

Online Archive of California

    • The OAC provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on) maintained by more than 200 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California — including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. The OAC is a core component of the University of California California Digital Library (CDL) and is administered by the Digital Special Collections program.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

    • The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.

Calisphere

    • Calisphere is the University of California free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.

 Driver Education Program

    • Includes 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.
       

      Historical Archives - So. Mono County Historial Society

Scans of Local Newspapers (Provided by So. Mono County Historical Society)

Tales Along El Camino Sierra, an Eastern Sierra history resource has a YouTube Channel with short historical videos.

 

Online Resources & Homework Help 

Did you know that you have access to reliable, trustworthy databases through your public library -- all for free?  Below you'll find a range of resources that will help you with all sorts of school tasks -- from simple homework assignments, to research papers or even just for your own curiosity.  

Note: While the Mono County Free Library offerd Homework Coaching with high school volunteers for students in K-8 from November 2021 - Febraury 2021, this program has been paused due to lack of participation.  We hope to resume again in the future at a time that it better suits the needs of our community.  

Mono County Library Sponsored Resources

You can access these resources using your 14 digit library card number:

KOHA Library Catalog

  • Our online catalog. Sign in to renew materials and place holds - requires you to set up a password with Library Staff in advance.

 

OVERDRIVE (Library to Go)  

  • Digital audio books & eBooks

 

Driver Education Program

  • Includes 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

 

California State Library Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and Book Connections are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.  When accessing from home, you may need to enter either your school provided username and password or your Mono County Library card number. Need help?  Reach out to your Youth Librarian, Carissa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                       

Book Connections

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens.

   

         

Need help from Book Connections? See our support page. 510-239-7391 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams SIRS Discover SIRS Issues Researcher elibrary Guided Research Edition
elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Research Companion Schools and Educators Complete

  • CultureGrams - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
  • SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
  • SIRS Issues Researcher - Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
    SIRS Issues Researcher Off-Campus Access
  • eLibrary - Guided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics (Grades 6+)
  • ProQuest Research Companion - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)
    Research Companion Off-Campus Access
  • Schools & Educators Complete - eBook subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. 800-521-0600 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brainfuse

Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow is a free online service you can access with your Mono County Library Card that features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help students, job seekers and veterans reach their job & career goals.

brainfuse

Click here to access Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow (Library card required, contact your local library or use the contact form on this website for more information on getting a library card.)

Click here to get a Quick-Start and User Guide for JobNow/VetNow.

Click here to watch a brief youtube tutorial for JobNow/VetNow.

FREE Resources

No library card number necessary!

Online Archive of California     

  • The OAC provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on) maintained by more than 200 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California — including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. The OAC is a core component of the University of California California Digital Library (CDL) and is administered by the Digital Special Collections program.

 

CAarchive

California Digital Newspaper Collection

  • The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.

 

CA Newspaper

Calisphere

  • Calisphere is the University of California free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.

 

calisphere logo

 Happy researching!

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Carissa Devine

Youth Program Manager

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

760.965.6679

@monolibraries395, for teens and YA

 

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