Online Tools

Most people have to pay to use these cool websites, but with your Calhoun, Holmes, or Jackson County Library card you get to use them for free. Go ahead, explore! 

Self-Paced Lessons

ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks for Libraries offers video lessons on art techniques, singing, and a variety of different musical instruments. Have an old guitar you've been wanting to learn how to play? Start with the beginner course and you'll be strumming "Hotel California" in no time.

AutoMate Car Repair Manuals

Auto Repair Source

Manuals and Guides to help you fix your car.

access to full text articles, ebooks and much more

Florida Electronic Library

Florida Electronic Library gives Florida residents access to full text articles, ebooks and much more.

Provides detailed, user-friendly how-to guides

Home Improvement Reference Center

Who needs a general contractor with this database? Truly everything you need in one place to build, remodel, decorate, and repair your home yourself. It also has tips for your yard and garden too.

gives job seekers the most comprehensive collection of job search and career exploration tools

Job and Career Accelerator

You HAVE to click here if you are looking for a job or are thinking about a career change. Quizzes to find out what job best suits you, resume and cover letter guides, practice interview questions...those are just a few of the cool things you can find on this site.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits delivers trusted, age-appropriate online content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

E-learning Solutions including standardized tests and more

Learning Express

There is so much here I can't even describe it all! There are video courses to learn popular software and computer skills, a place where you can download all the practice exams for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, the ABC123 and more. There's a high school equivalency center, a school center that covers elementary, middle, and high school subjects, and an adult core skills center that even has info on how to become a U.S. citizen. So. Much. Helpful. Stuff.

MyHeritage Genealogy Database

MyHeritage

Yes, your sister was right: you were adopted. Find out your real family history here.  Access 9 billion genealogy records including census and yearbooks.

NovelIst provides a complete readers' advisory solution, empowers librarians, engages readers and connects communities.

Novelist

I want to read a romance novel that takes place in outer space between two robots that are trying to save the earth from mutant centipedes from Mars. Novelist is going to help me find that book. It's going to tell me what it's called, who wrote it, help me find a bunch more like it, and tell me if my library has it. Don't be jealous, you can click here and find out too!

Download ebooks and audiobooks

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Okay, sometimes you just want to wear your stay-at-home pants and...stay at home. Download ebooks and audiobooks to your computer, smart phone or tablet from here and avoid society. This is one of two ebook and audiobook platforms you can download stuff from. Aren't you lucky?

Audiobooks, eBooks, and Education Downloadables

RB Digital

Here's another place you can click to get your ebooks and audiobooks. If you can't find what you want here, click on Overdrive above. If you can't find it there either maybe it hasn't been written yet. Click on Universal Class and take a creative writing course so you can write it yourself and share it with the rest of us. We want to read it too.

adapted reading material for a variety of subjects

Read It!

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

Learn one of 30 foreign languages

Rosetta Stone

Impress your friends on your next visit to Taco Bell by ordering your tacos and burritos in Spanish. Learn a foreign language here. There's 30 languages to choose from!

Learn Sign Language

Signing Savvy

Signing Savvy is your complete sign language resource. Signing Savvy includes a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high-resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Small Engine Repair

My lawn mower isn't working. It's supposed to cut the grass but nothing happens unless I push it. Maybe I should click here for a bunch of user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so I can quickly find the information I need.

Transparent Language

Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.

Universal Class offers over 500 courses are available on a variety of titles1980sMr

Universal Class

Cake decorating. Party planning. Civil War history. Child development. Ninja skills. Mind reading. Okay, maybe not those last two. Universal Class offers over 500 courses (some for continuing education credit) that are available anytime, anyplace.