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Teach Yourself Microsoft Office

Amy Call - Posted on

learning express logoLearning Express Library (LEL) is free for all Troy residents; simply log in with your valid Troy library card for access to a number of courses on Microsoft Office. From beginner to advanced lessons, LEL has a course for you. The classes are listed under Popular Software Tutorials, on the left hand side of the screen. Simply click on the course in which you are interested, select your version, and start studying! 

Learning Express Library is available to you from home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Log in today to start learning.

Download Free eBooks from the Library

Phillip Kwik - Posted on

Did you know that you can download ebooks free from the Troy Public Library for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphone, or other portable device?

To discover more about this exciting service, attend All about eBooks, a program that will answer your questions about reading devices, and show you how to download ebooks free from the Library.

All about eBooks is at 6:30 pm, on the following dates:

• Kindle users: Thursday, December 6
• non-Kindle users: Thursday, December 13
• iPad, tablet, and smartphone users: Tuesday, December 18

New and just want to learn? Attend any of the sessions and we will demonstrate for you some of the more popular eReaders, purchased courtesy of the Friends of the Troy Library.

Questions? Email techroom@troymi.gov.

All about eBooks

Phillip Kwik - Posted on

Did you know that you can download ebooks free from the Troy Public Library for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphone, or other portable device?

To discover more about this exciting service, attend All about eBooks, a program that will answer your questions about reading devices, and show you how to download ebooks free from the Library.

All about eBooks is on Tuesdays, at 6:30 pm, on the following dates:

• for Kindle users: November 6
• for non-Kindle users: November 20
• for iPad, tablet, and smartphone users: November 27

New and just want to learn? Attend any of the sessions and we will demonstrate for you some of the more popular eReaders, purchased courtesy of the Friends of the Troy Library.

Questions? Email techroom@troymi.gov.

All about eBooks, September 20

Phillip Kwik - Posted on

Every day, Troy residents download hundreds of free ebooks, audiobooks, and songs from the Troy Public Library. Are you ready to take the next step into this digital library – available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where you are?

If you say yes, then attend All about eBooks, at 6:30 pm, Thursday, September 20. This 90-minute interactive session, taught by Library staff, will answer all of your questions about ebooks and music, and show you what Library resources are available to you at home. We will demonstrate more popular eReaders, purchased courtesy of the Friends of the Troy Library. And if you have an eReader, bring it, and we will show you how to set up an account.

Downloadable ebooks are transforming the way people read, just as downloadable music changed the way we listen. Register today for All About eBooks. Questions? Call the Library's Technology Center at 248.524.3542 or email techroom@troymi.gov.

The latest technology – one more reason why a Troy Public Library card is a great investment.

Download Free Music With Freegal

Ed Niemchak - Posted on

Freegal LogoMusic lovers, the Troy Public Library has something new for you.

Now, with a valid Troy Library card, you can download up to five songs per week from the vast Sony music collection using Freegal Music. There are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and hundreds of thousands of songs spanning over a hundred genres from which you can choose.

All of the music downloads directly to your iTunes, Windows Media Player, or other music-playing software, and then can be transferred to your portable device. This makes Freegal easy to use. And best of all, Freegal music has no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, which means once you download the songs, they are yours to keep.

There is even an app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users, and an app for Android users.

Click here and enter your Troy Library card number to start downloading all your favorite music today!

More eBooks Available through Freading

Ed Niemchak - Posted on

Freeding LogoTroy Library ebook users now have more titles from which to choose, as the Library is now offering downloadable eBooks from Freading.

Freading features a vast selection of downloadable ebooks are always available. You never have to place a hold and wait for a title, These ebooks may be loaded to your Nook, Sony Reader, Kindle Fire*, iPad, tablet, smartphone, or other portable device. In addition, Freading ebooks may be renewed, so if you are not finished, you can check them out again immediately.

To use Freading, you must have a valid Troy Library card. Once logged in to Freading, you will receive five tokens per week to download ebooks, which range in value from one to four tokens. (Each book cover displayed includes the number of tokens required to check it out.) Any unused tokens will roll over to the following week. Every four weeks unused tokens will expire.

It has never been this fun to get reading... that is why it is Freading!

(*For instructions on how to set up your Kindle Fire for Freading ebooks, email Phillip Kwik at kwikpj@troymi.gov. Sorry, these ebooks are not available for Kindle Touches.)

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