Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Library News

Russell County Public Library Has a New Genealogy Database!

The library has a new subscription to Fold3 (Formerly called Footnote). This is a history and genealogy database containing over 5 million documents. Fold 3 specializes in U.S. military documents from the Revolutionary War to the 20th century. It also has many other records, such as homestead records, city directories, naturalization records, Black history, Native American history, major newspaper articles, and the U.S. Bureau of Investigation case files, to name a few. The latter was the precursor to the FBI. Charlie Chaplin, Babe Ruth, and Helen Keller as well as many other famous citizens were investigated by this agency. To access this great resource, visit the library’s website and click on eShelf & Research, then Databases, then Genealogy, then Fold3. Log in using your library card number. The library also offers Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest.
Russell County Public Library is Now Mobile!
The library now has a mobile app available. With the app, you can check our hours and our calendar for events… all from your phone—wherever you are! With the app, you can also access the library’s catalog via your phone; this access allows you to look up books and place them on hold, as well as renew your books and DVDs. To get the app, you can point your mobile device browser to http://va.boopsie.com and it will download from there. You can also go to our website where the QR code is posted; you can scan it and be prompted to download the app. Access your library with your smart phone. For more information, call your local branch at 889-8044 or 873-6600.


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