Resources and Services

E-Books

No late fees – Ever!! Get FREE digital downloads of books, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video from our partners. Just download the app(s) from your app store and use your library card to check out today!

hoopla offers Ebooks, Audiobooks, Streaming Video and Music. *Available to City of Claremore residents only at this time.

Libby is Overdrive’s digital app. Overdrive offers Ebooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, and Video.

Websites & Databases for Library Customers

Choose any title to go directly to the site and use your library card number to log in. All are FREE. Some (such as EBSCO) require passwords to access the full site. Please contact the library at 918-341-1564 for full patron access.

Help Videos

These are links to short (3-5 minute) videos to help you use online library services! Just click on the red title links to get started:

Catalog Tips and Tricks Easy tips to help you find what you’re interested in on the Will Rogers Library catalog. Searching for what you want is quick and easy when you know the tricks!

Kid’s Catalog! Did you know there is an online catalog just for kids? Find out more about how easy it is for children – even early readers! – to use this fun catalog!

Using My Account A short introduction to using the online My Account feature for your Will Rogers Library Account. Learn how to renew items, check balances, create lists and more!

Series and Read Alikes What’s the next book in a series? What other books or authors would you enjoy? How to use the catalog to find your next great read!

Renew Items in less than two minutes! It’s easy to renew items yourself online, without having to wait for the Library on the phone. Check your account, see when items are due, and renew yourself, 24/7!

Saving Lists is a big help when you want to remember what you’ve read, what you want to read, new releases you may want to remember for later, or items of special interest. It’s easy to do in your account!

Keep checking back, we’ll be adding new help videos!

Ancestry.com

Search for your ancestors, build a family tree & more for free on Ancestry.com, the world’s leading genealogy resource. Start discovering today! (This site only available on computers in the library.)

Consumer Reports

Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services FREE from Consumer Reports, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most. Current issues, back issues, Consumer Health and the annual Buying Guide. Access is through the EBSCO page and found under the Flipster link.

Brainfuse HelpNow
Live online assistance for students, job seekers, Veterans, and much more! Brainfuse includes three distinct resources (click on each to visit that resource):

  • HelpNow Homework Help – Live online tutoring available FREE for students and adults. Real time individual assistance with tutoring, homework help, writing assistance, and an Adult Learning Center as well.
  • JobNow – FREE live online career prep, resume help, interview prep and much more!
  • VetNow – FREE job and academic assistance specifically for Veterans.
ChiltonLibrary

The popular DIY auto mechanic reference featuring exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, OEM maintenance schedules, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for cars and light trucks in one easy-to-use website.

Driving-Tests.org

Free current year Oklahoma Driver’s Ed practice tests for car and motorcycle, plus online handbooks. Study for your Driver’s Test online at your convenience!

EBSCO

Periodicals database provides easy access to articles from hundreds of journals. Search academic libraries, medical libraries, public libraries and more. Young learners will enjoy the kid-friendly ‘searchasaurus’.

Heritage Quest

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogy dating back to the 1700’s, rich in unique primary sources, local and family history, interactive census maps, and much more. Includes the US Federal Census, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, US Serial set, and the PERSI Periodicals Archive.

Newsbank

Provides web-based access to the Claremore Progress, Oklahoma newspapers and other local, state, regional, national and international newspapers, from the 1980’s to today.

Pronunciator

Learn a new language online, at your own pace! Pronunciator offers over 80 languages from beginner to advanced language learning. Also includes ESL courses in 50 different languages to learn or improve English skills.

Overdrive: E-books, Audiobooks, Magazines, and Video

Thousands of e-books, digital audio, full text popular magazines, and streaming movies available to download from the library’s website.

Hoopla: E-books, Audiobooks, Movies & Television, and Music

Thousands of e-books, digital audio, streaming movies & television, and music. Just download the app from your app store!

Universal Class

Over 500 educational and personal interest courses. Self-paced, instructor led classes in a variety of subjects, for academic, certification or personal interest. Start your learning journey today!

Union Test Prep

Practice Tests, Study Guides, Flash Cards and more for College, Graduate, Specialty and Career Program opportunities. Mobile optimized with tutoring options available.

KHAN Academy

The global classroom offering personalized learning for students of all ages to study at their own pace in and outside the classroom. Math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and much more. Includes specialized content from institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT. World class education for everyone, for free.

GCFLearnFree

From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

DigitalLearn

If you are new to computers, these short videos offer beginner level instruction on basic computer skills, Internet use, email, privacy and safety, and more! Perfect for anyone unsure of their computer skills and Internet skills.

Oklahoma Digital Prairie

Open access to Oklahoma’s documents, images, forms, publications and historical archives. It brings together Oklahoma’s own collection of unique digital content spanning more than 100 years of rich, vibrant history from the 46th States.

Wireless Printing

You may print directly from the comfort of your personal wireless computer, tablet, Smartphone, iPad, Blackberry or Android device to the library printer during library hours for only .10/page.   Please note the library printer is a Black & White printer only.

You will need:

Click here to get started: Wireless Printing (Please note this link only works when connected to the library network.)

BE SURE to write down your print ID number! You must have this number to print. Right from the comfort of your personal wireless computer, tablet, Smartphone, iPad, Blackberry or Android device to the library printer during library hours for only .10/page.   Please note the library printer is a Black & White printer only.

WiFi Hotspots

In addition to our 24/7 on-site Library Internet access, Will Rogers Library patrons can now Check Out the Internet with Library HotSpots. A library HotSpot provides free wireless Internet access to library patrons and families who do not have an Internet connection at home.

Where applicable, the Will Rogers Library’s Computer and Internet Use Policy applies to HotSpot use as well. The library cannot assure that data or files downloaded by users are safe or virus-free. The library is not responsible for damages to equipment or data on a user’s personal devices from the use of data downloaded from the HotSpot.

  1. Ask for a HotSpot kit from the Library Circulation Desk. Each HotSpot kit will contain the carrying case, HotSpot device, charger, and instructions.
  2. Initially you will need your Will Rogers Library card and a photo ID, and you will be asked to sign the HotSpot Lending Agreement. Patrons under 18 will need a parent/guardian with a library card and photo ID to sign the Lending Agreement with them.
  3. Library staff will review the HotSpot Lending Agreement and policy for you to sign. You will only need to do this once. Once signed, the agreement will be kept on file.
  4. Library staff will go over the HotSpot kit with you to ensure it is in good working condition before checkout.
  5. Check out the HotSpot for 2 weeks, follow the included connection instructions and enjoy your Internet access!

Holds may be placed on HotSpots; however only one family member at a time may be on the Holds list for a HotSpot.

  1. Return the HotSpot kit to a Library staff member at the Circulation desk. Do not return HotSpots in the book drops!
  2. Library staff will perform a check-in inspection with you immediately upon return.

You must be 13 years old or older and have a Will Rogers Library account in good standing to check out a HotSpot. Patrons will be required to present a photo ID and sign a Lending Agreement. Patrons under 18 must have a parent/guardian with a library account in good standing, who must also sign the Lending Agreement on file to check out a HotSpot.

 Only one HotSpot may be checked out per household.

Hotspots may not be checked out to Provisional, Outreach or E-card holders at this time.

The Will Rogers Library reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning HotSpots.

Where applicable, the  Will Rogers Library’s Computer and Internet Use Policy applies to HotSpot use as well. The library cannot assure that data or files downloaded by users are safe or virus-free. The library is not responsible for damages to equipment or data on a user’s personal devices from the use of data downloaded from the HotSpot.

A portable Wi-Fi HotSpot is a small mobile device that allows you to connect your personal device(s) to the Internet. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. are examples of devices you can use to access free Wi-Fi with a HotSpot.

HotSpots may be checked out for 2 weeks and Internet service will be available for that time period. HotSpots may not be renewed; however, a patron may check out another HotSpot if one is available upon return.

Holds may be placed on HotSpots; however only one family member at a time may be on the Holds list for a HotSpot.

HotSpots are available free for checkout and use. If they are not returned by the due date, overdue fees will be $1 per day. HotSpots are disabled within 24 hours after the due date.

If a HotSpot is overdue, item replacement fees and overdue fines will be charged to your account in accordance with library policies. Replacement fees will be cleared if all items in the HotSpot kit are returned in good condition within 90 days of due date. Overdue fines will cap at $120, not including Collection fee if applied.

There will be a replacement fee of $90 dollars for lost, damaged or stolen HotSpots. Missing or damaged charging cables will incur a $5 replacement fee. Missing or damaged cases will incur a $15 replacement fee. HotSpots not returned after 45 days will be sent to Collections and will incur a $12.00 Collections fee. The library will not accept replacement hotspots or accessories purchased by the customer.

HotSpots come with instructions for use. You can also find a complete user manual here: T-9 Mobile HotSpot User Manual.

If your HotSpot is not working properly, please contact the Library immediately at 918-341-1564.

We recommend keeping the HotSpot plugged in when possible as the battery can run down quickly with use.

The HotSpots are on the T-Mobile LTE network, so you will need to be within this provider’s coverage area for the HotSpot to work. HotSpots cannot be used outside the United States.

Be advised that HotSpots are unsecured, wireless networks. Any information sent or received over the HotSpot network could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Patrons are advised against transmitting sensitive or personal information while using the HotSpot.

One HotSpot can support up to 15 devices for basic web surfing, or up to two to three devices for streaming. They will perform at 4G/LTE speeds, just like the speed of cellphone internet.

The data plan is unlimited; however, the service provider may lower speed or limit the amount of data that its network can handle for a short time.

In accordance with CIPA Federal regulations and Library policies, all HotSpots are equipped with a content filter that prevents viewing of pornographic and malicious websites. No filter is 100% effective and may block access to some sites while allowing access to others. Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the parent to monitor their children’s Internet usage when using the HotSpot.

The HotSpot periodically receives software updates from the service provider. You can accept the update, which may take a few minutes.

Library of Things

Why spend money on an adorable novelty cake pan or custom cookie cutters you’ll only use once? Check them out from the Library! Browse our selection of cake pans and cookie cutters, check one out, bake, wash thoroughly and return. It’s that easy! Check out some of our selection by clicking here.

Baking Item Policies

Baking items may be checked out to library patrons for 14 days and cannot be renewed. The limit is two baking items per library card. These items are not available via Inter-library loan.

Please wash the items per the Safe Handling Instructions below before returning it to the library.  A cleaning fee of $2 per item will be charged for any baking items returned dirty.

Return your baking items to the circulation desk in the bag provided. Please do NOT put them in the book drop, as this can damage the item.

Replacement fees for lost or damaged items will be based on the current price of a new replacement pan or cookie cutter.

Safe Handling Instructions

Before and after usage, hand wash the items in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly. Not all items are dishwasher safe so we ask that you hand wash only. Please do not use abrasive pads on non-stick pans.

Baking and Decorating Books

We have many books for cake and cookie recipes and decorating inspiration! Search the library catalog for cake, cookie, or baking or browse the shelves in the baking section. There are many websites that offer great decorating ideas and instructions, too!

Send a picture for us to post on Facebook!  Email them to wrlibrary@claremore.com or message us on Facebook.

Donations

If you would like to donate cake pans or other baking items, we can currently accept the following:

Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Volunteers are at the library every Monday night from 4:30 pm – 7:00 p.m. to help you with your family tree research. They are happy to aid with all your genealogy research needs, from using the library’s online databases, to locating records from a variety of print and online resources. From absolute beginners to experienced researchers who have hit a brick wall, just bring your questions – they are here to help!

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