TERC – the Testing & Education Reference Center offers test preparation & practice exams for high school, college entrance, professional certification and licensing, military, and civil service. Peterson’s ebooks are available as well as tools for Career Assessment, a Resume Builder and the Virtual Careers Library. ECPL/Public Libraries of Erie County resource ~ Library card required – Also available to Crawford County residents.

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Over 500 online continuing education courses are now available through our website!
These video based courses are for patrons interested in personal or professional growth. As a student, you can sign up for 5 classes at a time & can learn on your own time at your own pace. There is a wide range of subjects which are offered from expert instructors giving continual feedback. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be earned on selected courses.

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Pronunciator is a language learning system. Register in with an email address and your library card number and then follow the directions to get right to learning through your broswer or download apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Android tablet or phone.


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Beginning January 2nd, 2013 you will able to reserve books from your account in our catalog at http://catalog.ccfls.org. Once you log in with your library card number and password (the default password is your last name, you can change it after you log in) just click the Place Hold button from the item’s record. If the item is not a type that can be reserved there will be no Place Hold button.

If we have your email address and your messaging settings are set to send you an email when a hold is filled, you will get an email notification when the item you requested is waiting for you. You can change your messaging settings after you log into your account under the My Messaging tab. If you choose to receive email notifications of your holds there is no charge; if you still prefer to receive notifications in the mail you will still have to pay the reserve fee if your library charges one.

If we have your email address on record you will find it on your account under My Personal Details. If you need to change the address stop by the circ desk the next time you’re in your library.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey.

We received about 130 responses that will help shape our e-book purchases in the future. If you’re interested, we’ll be sharing the feedback. Keep an eye out here or at your home library’s website for more information.

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Ebooks are now available to CCFLS library patrons via Overdrive! As long as you have a valid CCFLS library card you’ll be able to check out ebooks to read on a variety of ebook readers, mobile devices, or your home computer.

For more information on compatible devices & instructions, see the pdf files below:

Compatible Devices

eBookHowToGuide – for mobile devices and most eBook readers

Kindle-eBookHowToGuide – For Amazon Kindle eBook readers, including the Fire

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All of our member libraries are now online with Koha, our new library catalog. You can search our collections either through the “Search Our Catalog” box on the left side of this site or on your library’s website, or you can visit http://catalog.ccfls.org. You can also log in to your account to view the items you have on loan, your fines, your reading history, or to save bibliographies. Your login is your library card number. Your password is automatically set as your last name.

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The Crawford County Federated Library System (CCFLS) is pleased to announces the installation of Koha Zoom Intergrated Library System (ILS) catalog and circulation program at system headquarters, Meadville Public Library (MPL).

What does Koha stand for? It means “gift” in the Maori language of New Zealand. Libraries from around the world have developed and shared this gift for the past seven years. Now CCFLS is using this gift, Koha, to manage the everything we do at the library. It keeps track of the library catalog, patron information, and the transaction data between patrons and the materials. The new system is all web based and is designed to incorporate library standards. Anyone with access to the Web can now search what books are available and their status, all in real time.
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NextReads is a subscription-based e-mail readers’ advisory service that provides patrons with more than 20 subject and genre-specific title lists that target the areas of greatest customer demand and interest. Available lists include fiction (Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, etc.) and non-fiction (Armchair Travel, Biography, Do-It-Yourself, Spirituality & Religion, etc.)

Individuals are able to subscribe to NextReads from the Access PA website (http://www.accesspa.state.pa.us). Simply click on “Subscribe to NextReads” and submit your name and email address. These sites are accessible to all residents and library patrons in Pennsylvania from their libraries and from home.

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Wireless Internet access is now available in all 9 of the libraries in the county. Simply bring in your own laptop and connect!

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