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R.P.L... More Than Just Books!

I bet when you think of the Rushville Public Library, or heck any library for that matter you immediately think of shelves full of books and nothing much more than that. Maybe even a mean old librarian with glasses that always shushes you at the slightest noise. Well, I am here to tell you that A LOT has changed compared to the Rushville Library you have visited in the past. In this blog post I'm going to help you dive into the ever expanding world of R.P.L, introduce you to a few new additions to our resources and remind you of some others that are available for you to explore and use.

Lets talk about one of the most important aspects and THE key that opens all of the cool things that R.P.L has to offer. Your own Rushville Public Library Evergreen Card. That's all you need. A library card! Simple huh!?... Now I have to tell you that since we are a city funded library if you live out of city limits and out in the county there is a yearly fee for your card. If you would like to break that yearly fee up into 3 or 6 months we can do that as well! Plus, depending on what township you live in you may get a little bit of a discount on your card, how cool is that?! But, I must say a small yearly fee is minor compared to the amazing things that our little card can do for you and your family. Also, if you have a Rush County student living in your home their student card is FREE!!!...

So, lets start off with the basics of Evergreen. Your R.P.L Indiana Evergreen Library Card gives you access to over 126 other Evergreen libraries in the state of Indiana. If we don't have what your looking for, I bet one of those 126 does! We can usually have your books, audio books or DVDs delivered here within a week of putting them on hold. Or say your traveling to Great Aunt Barbs for a long weekend up in Michigan and you forgot to stop in at R.P.L before you headed out of town, feel free to stop by one of our Evergreen affiliated libraries on your way and use your Rushville card there! Easy right?... Swing in R.P.L and we will be happy to give you a list of all the Evergreen libraries in Indiana that you have access to!

But wait, there's more...

When was the last time you visited the Rushville Public Library website? Well, if your reading this now you are already on our website, but did you know if you make a few more clicks you can be taken to our selection of databases that are either FREE or FREE to use with your R.P.L library card. Through our website you have access to the following databases. Some require a library card and some are free for any to use. I'll break it down for you and explain what each database is to make things a little easier on you.

*The following databases DO REQUIRE a Rushville Public Library Card to use*

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world presenting fiction, nonfiction and audio books and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Reference Solutions is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people specifically designed for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers. Reference Solutions helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.

NoveList K-8 Plus is especially for younger readers with reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8.

Access repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations).

Create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle. Includes official State of Indiana approved forms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply "fill in the blanks."

Available 24/7, Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles. Users will enjoy a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and instructor through weekly discussion boards.

The following databases DO NOT require a Rushville Public Library card.

Offers free access to nearly a million digitized Indiana newspaper pages from 1804 to 2011. Creating a free account allows you to store your search history and viewed items.

I know that's a lot of information to take in. It's amazing to learn about all of the resources that we have available for you to use. But now it's your turn to put all of these resources to good use! If you have any questions about how to use any of these databases please feel free to call us at R.P.L., or if you would like a little in person help please stop by the library, we can get you on one of our computers and walk you through how to access the databases and how to work with them.

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