Posted by eileen on January 18, 2012
Learning a foreign language? Take a look at the library’s Foreign Language site. You’ll find links to helpful library catalog searches, such as Recordings on CD and cassette and Videos and DVDs. You can also use Mango Languages, an online service provided by the Friends of Wheaton Public Library, that teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. Create a free account on Mango Languages to keep track of your progress. Choose from a basic lesson or more in-depth language study lessons.
To access Mango Languages from outside the library, you need to log in with your library card number and PIN. If you have any questions, please call the Reference Desk at 630-868-7520.
Posted by eileen on July 19, 2011
I saw the final Harry Potter movie last night and like most fans, I am feeling kinda sad that it’s all over. At least we have Pottermore to look forward to this fall. Seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 made me want to re-read and re-watch the whole series. If you’re feeling the same way, here are some quick links to find the books and movies in the library catalog and place a hold. The audiobooks are also extremely well done and Jim Dale is a joy to listen to.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Book, Audiobook, DVD
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Book, Audiobook, DVD
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Book, Audiobook, DVD
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Book, Audiobook, DVD
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Book, Audiobook, DVD
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Book, Audiobook, DVD
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Book, Audiobook, DVD (Part 1)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Book
Posted by eileen on January 12, 2011
New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by Wheaton Public Library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds, which are updated weekly. You can choose which alerts you would like by category or genre, including: Comics and Graphic Novels, Romance, Sports, Children’s Books, and many more. Plus, the alerts aren’t just for books! The New Book Alerts service also includes DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs.
When you see a new title you are interested in, just click Borrow to see if the item is on the shelf. If it’s not currently available, click Place Hold and the library will notify you when the item is available. To place a hold, you need a WPL card number and PIN.
Posted by eileen on July 13, 2010
Check out the magazines the library recently started carrying!
BBC Knowledge – Find in our catalog – Science, History, and Nature for the curious mind.
Best Friends – Find in our catalog – All the good news about animals, wildlife, and the earth.
Chicago Bride – Find in our catalog – Everything for the bride and your Chicago wedding.
Diabetes Forecast – Find in our catalog – The best information on diabetes research, treatment, and practical tips for day-to-day diabetes management.
Food Network Magazine – Find in our catalog – Your favorite chefs, plus hundreds of recipes!
National Affairs - Find in our catalog – Thoughtful, provocative, an well-crafted neoconservative analyses of important issues.
Z Magazine – Find in our catalog – Independent monthly magazine dedicated to resisting injustice, defending against repression, and creating liberty.
Posted by eileen on May 20, 2010
Did you notice the new Book News tab on our Facebook page? Click it for recommended/new books (by genre), music, or movies, access to library newsletters, and much more. You can even join an online book club and receive pages of new books in your email!
Are you on Facebook and aren’t a fan of WPL??? Go to http://www.facebook.com/wheatonlibrary and click Like at the top of the page!
Posted by eileen on October 8, 2009
Our library catalog now has some really great features. When you get to a book, it’ll not only tell you whether it’s in the library or not, but also help you find other books you’ll like! For example, I searched for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I got a list of ten similar titles and eight similar authors! Also, it shows links to a Jane Austen biography you can read online, articles about the book and author, and book discussion guides. Sometimes these new features take a couple extra seconds to load, so be patient! From home, a couple of these features require a WPL card number and PIN.
These features are made possible by a service called NoveList Select. The library subscribes to an online database called NoveList Plus. NoveList Plus has all kinds of wonderful information for readers. You can even pick which specific topics or moods you like in a book and it’ll help you find one! Bringing this content into the library catalog is just one way of making things easier on you, our patron! If you have questions about NoveList, please contact a Reference librarian at email@example.com.
Posted by dawn on August 29, 2008
If you didn’t already know, the library has other information resources besides books – and we want to tell you about them! The next time you search the online catalog, click on the Other Resources button next to a book you’re in interested in. A new window will open with a list of these other resources. You might see a link to Content Cafe where you can read reviews about the book, or you might see a link to Biography Resource Center where you can view biographical information about the author. Links to magazine articles, encyclopedias and other library catalogs are included too. Did your catalog search result in no hits? Click the Other Resources button at the top of the screen and you can try your search at any of the resources displayed in the window.
All resources are available to anyone from inside the library. From home, only Content Cafe and other library catalogs are available to anyone, but all resources are available to Wheaton Public Library cardholders where you will be asked to log in using your library barcode number and PIN. This is the same barcode number and PIN used to view your library account and to checkout materials at the self-checkout stations.
P.S. If you miss the Reviews & More button, click the Other Resources button then click Content Cafe. We didn’t get rid of the reviews – we just moved them.