As your local library, we are here to fulfill your family’s educational needs. In addition to checking out books and using computers in our building, the resources below are free, educational, and are built to help your child enjoy learning.
NebraskaAccess provides Nebraska residents with premium databases containing thousands of full text popular magazine and journal articles; primary source documents; genealogical, health, legal, small business, and science resources; reading recommendations; and research resources for K-12 students. These resources are available to Nebraska residents at no cost.
As an Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library patron, you can access these databases and learning tools by contacting the library for login information. Nebraska residents may also access the purchased databases from home or work using their Nebraska Driver’s License or State Identification numbers.
Visit NebraskaAccess: http://nebraskaccess.nebraska.gov/index.asp
Libby by Overdrive
Borrow and read free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from our library using your smartphone or tablet with Libby by Overdrive. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and your library card number — we have both! A variety of titles for all ages are available, and there will never be late fees.
To get started, download the Libby app in your device’s app store. Then, search for the Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library (Nebraska Overdrive Libraries), and enter your library card number and password. Call us at 402-779-4171 to learn your login information. Now you may start borrowing and placing holds on ebooks and audiobooks!
Libby offers a wide variety of formats to help kids learn to read, including listening to audiobooks, adjusting font size, and dyslexia-friendly fonts.
Download the app: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/
Browse the Kids & Teen digital catalog: https://nebraska.overdrive.com/library/youth/
Scholastic Home Base
Scholastic Home Base is a fun, safe, and completely free online destination where kids can create their own avatar, interact with their favorite Scholastic characters, play games, and read books. Home Base is moderated 24/7. Home Base is available on the web at scholastic.com/homebase, and as an app for both Apple and Android devices.
Visit Home Base: scholastic.com/homebase