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News & Alerts2018-11-19T15:09:43+00:00
All NOLS branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. All locations will resume normal hours on November 23.

100,000 Washington Anytime Library Checkouts

In 2017, NOLS patrons downloaded over 90,000 items from the Washington Anytime Library link (you may also know it as OverDrive). In the first half of 2018, NOLS users downloaded nearly 10,000 more eBooks and eAudioBooks than they did in the first half of 2017—a difference of over 50 additional items per day. NOLS aims to reach a goal of 100,000 Washington Anytime Library checkouts by the end of 2018.


TumbleBookCloud is a streaming service with a digital collection focused on middle school and high school readers. It offers people of all reading levels access to a robust collection of ebooks, enhanced eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and National Geographic videos and hundreds of quizzes and other teacher resourcesBooks feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read.

NOLS patrons can access TumbleBookCloud here or through the Online Resources page. A NOLS library card and password are needed to access TumbleBookCloud.

NOLS is pleased to announce it recently added to its list of free online resources, providing library cardholders with free access to thousands of online learning opportunities that would normally cost $20-$30 per month to access. is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of more than 6,000 courses with more than 130,000 instructional videos.

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