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A complete list of online resources and services.

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AtoZdatabases

Search Businesses, People, Mailing Lists and Sales Leads, Jobs, and more.
AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.

AtoZ World Food

Explore Recipes & Food Culture by Country! This site offers authentic recipes and ingredients from around the word, as well as a culinary reference guide.

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Brainfuse

This resource offers a variety of tools for job seekers, students, professionals, and more:

        • Live job, resume, and interview coaching
        • Resume lab and access to eParachute
        • Live assistance for veterans and their families to locate benefits, employment transition assistance and community resources.
        • Live tutors for students and adults
        • College and career test preparation including practice tests
        • Skill building lessons including core academics
        • Online computer software classes

Log in using your Grimes Library card number.

BRIDGES with Overdrive Advantage

Your digital Library is part of your public library and has thousands of FREE eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks. Digital products are available to be checked out for up to two weeks anytime, anywhere using your PC, Smartphone, or Tablet.

GPL subscribes to Overdrive Advantage which helps ensure popular titles are available to Grimes residents.

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CreativeBug

Get instant access to thousands of art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Create an account with your library card number.

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Hoopla

Instantly borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and comics with no holds, and no waiting! Content can be streamed to computers, tablets or smartphones, and can be downloaded to mobile devices to allow for offline use anytime. You can checkout up to 3 items from hoopla each month.

Hoopla is available for residents of Grimes and rural Polk County. Log in using your Grimes Library card number.

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Kanopy

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Residents of Grimes and rural Polk County can stream up to 3 videos per month.

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Online Catalog

Use our online catalog to find items, place reserves on items, renew items, and so much more!

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Popular Magazines

No limit on the number of magazines you can download! View over 100 different magazine subscriptions!

Available to Grimes residents and residents of rural Polk county only. Use your Grimes Library card to log in.

Project Gutenberg

Over 50,000 free eBooks available for download. No library card required!

Purdue University Online Writing Lab

A great resource for writing and editing papers, citing sources, and learning all about the essay writing process.

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World Cat

The world’s largest online library catalog, find items available at libraries near you!

World Book

Includes World Book Encyclopedia information for all ages:

World Book Mobile

World Book Kids

World Book Student

World Book Advanced

Early World of Learning

WOWbrary

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