Patrons who have a library card from Wilson Public Library or a Nebraska driver's license (for NebraskAccess database only) can check out ebooks, downloadable audiobooks and emagazines, or browse a variety of topics and resources by accessing different databases: Overdrive orNebraskAccess. Different databases may require additional information besides your library card.
Patrons can check out audiobooks, eBooks and magazines for your computer and smart devices by using either the free Overdrive or Libby app. Checking out is a free service of the Wilson Public Library for local users and requires your library card number and a library-specific password. Wilson Public Library is part of a state-wide consortium as well as having our own titles available through Overdrive Advantage. There may be wait times as these titles are one-user only and we share the database with many other Nebraska libraries, although we do own some of our own titles within the database as well. There is a large selection of children, youth, and adult titles in both e-book and audiobook format. If you click on our catalog, it is integrated with Overdrive so that you can see our physical titles as well as e-books and downloadable audiobooks. Logging into our catalog is a little different than logging into Overdrive. Call us at 308-784-2019 if you need help.
Please ask the front desk for the password, but be prepared to give staff your name and library card number for verification. Our phone number is 784-2019. Check theOverdrive Device Resource Centerfor more compatibility information. A free app for Overdrive is available and we have instructional sheets at the front desk to guide you through how to use or click here to Take a tour to learn how to Download Digital Books and More! Overdrive also has a Libby app, which does the same thing but in a more streamlined manner.
NEBRASKACCESS: Nebraska citizens may log in using their Nebraska driver's license or a special password available at the library. This is a fantastic database, whether you're doing a research project, looking for special forms, or looking for your next book to read! There are also databases especially for K-12 Students (moms, dads & teachers, you'll have to sign in to these with your driver's license, or call the library at 784-2019 for the password!). This database is courtesy of the Nebraska Library Commission.
Biography Reference Bank (Full text biographical profiles and articles on notable people)
Biography Reference Center (Comprehensive collection of 450,000+ biographical profiles)
Consumer Health Complete (Access full text information and videos on health and wellness)
FirstSearch (Collection of 12 databases including ArticleFirst, ERIC, and MEDLINE. No full text)
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia (Student-friendly online encyclopedia covering more than 25,000 topics)
Legal Information Reference Center (Legal forms from all states plu full text consumer legal information)
MasterFILE (Popular magazines, journals, and other sources for information on a variety of topics)
NoveList K-8 Plus (Find just the right fiction or nonfiction book; resources for teachers and parents)
NoveList Plus (Recommendations, reviews, series info, AR and Lexile levels for fiction/nonfiction books)
Points of View Reference Center (Critical essays on current events with an overview and two sides of each issue)
Primary Schools Explora (Search across Primary Search, Biography Reference Center, and Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia)
Primary Search (Find popular magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and images)
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Full text journal articles covering psychology, behavior & more)
Science and Technology Collection (Full text scholorly journals covering science and technology)
Small Business Reference Center (Learn how to start, finance, or manage a small business)
WorldCat (Materials owned by other libraries)
ATOZDATABASES: Wilson Public Library cardholders may log in using their library card in a special format available at the library. Users have access to nine unique databases within a single search. AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.
Update frequency: Some databases are updated monthly, some weekly, and the jobs database is a real-time update.
Output: Email, Print or Download 1000 records per search with no overall limit.
Contact: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
AtoZdatabases is ideal for: