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Say hello to your own personal music and art teacher! Now you can learn a musical instrument, become the singer you always wanted to be, or hone those drawing skills. ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class art, voice, and instrumental instruction through self-paced video lessons from industry and Grammy Award–winning music professionals. New classes are …

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Want to learn a new skill? Need a little extra help with a task? The Appomattox Regional Library System now offers Book-A-Librarian sessions with our professional and skilled librarians. Submit your request for a session of up to 30 minutes at any ARLS location, and be scheduled for personalized help with a librarian that is catered …

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Hoopla Borrow free music, movies, and audiobooks and now eBooks and comics with your library card! With Hoopla you can download or stream directly to your home computer, tablet, or cell phone. No software to install, no holds list, no late fine…no waiting. Get started here If you are experiencing any problems with checking out …

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Kindle eReaders

The Appomattox Regional Library System is happy to announce that we now offer the chance for our patrons to experience the Kindle eReader. The library now owns 10 Kindles that it will lend out to ARLS patrons. Each Kindle is pre-loaded with a collection of eBooks; a complete book list for each Kindle can be …

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OverDrive eBooks

eBooks Through OverDrive The wait is over…ARLS now has eBooks and eAudiobooks! All ARLS patrons will now have access to over 5,000 eBooks and 400 eAudiobooks through OverDrive. This service is provided through SOVALUe, an association of southern Virginia libraries who will be sharing the eBook collection (so don’t be confused when  you go to the …

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Always wanted to learn a foreign language? Have you tried books and DVDs and didn’t feel like it worked? Well, the library has a great new product for you! ARLS would like to introduce Pronunciator, an interactive online language learning service! Now you can learn up to 80 languages (or learn from 50 non-English languages) in a …

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Universal Class

Are you ready to learn something new? Universal Class is an exciting and enriching new product from the library that gives you access to over 500 courses (including continuing education courses) at the library, or at home! Whether you’re looking to improve your professional skills, or want to get into a new hobby like preserving your …

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Get a Library Card

Getting a library card is quick & easy Visit your local library branch to get started. What you will need Government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport If your current address is different from the address on your photo ID, you will also need to bring proof of current address, such …

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Renew Items

Jump to Renew an Item Online Renew an Item by Phone How to Renew an Item Online Log on to the Catalog. See My Account if you need help logging in. At the top right of the screen, click your name. Click “Account Activity.” Locate the title(s) of the item(s) you wish to renew. Click …

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Request an Item

How to Request an Item You must have an active library card and 4-digit PIN. Search the catalog for the item you wish to request. See Search Catalog for help with this step. When you have located the item you wish to place on hold, click “Place Hold.” A dialog box will appear asking you …

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Borrowing Materials

Borrow books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, graphic novels, magazines, & more! All circulating library materials have the same loan conditions: 2 week loan Up to 5 renewals*, if not on request by another patron Late items are charged $.10 per day per item, not to exceed $4.00 Accounts owing more than $5.00 will have library …

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Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a transaction in which items are borrowed from other libraries in Virginia and throughout the United States. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain materials (on behalf of patrons) that are not owned by Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) or available through Petersburg Public Library System (PPLS). …

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Full digital copies of your favorite magazines. View magazines on your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access to our entire collection.

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