Digital Library - What's New? 


Fret Zealot BingePass on hoopla


Master Your Instrument at Your Own Pace.

This BingePass invites you to browse over 100 courses covering all styles of playing for guitar, bass, and ukulele. Dubbed the “Netflix of music education,” the Fret Zealot platform provides over 3,500 video lessons from the world’s top instructors. Whether you’re a novice or an adept player, the curated courses cater to all skill levels and let you learn at your own pace.

Find "BingePass" options under the Browse tab in hoopla.
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 Kanopy Tickets announcement

Recent Kanopy updates:

 

Starting November 1, 2023, the viewing experience on Kanopy will be easier than ever with the switch from play credits to tickets. 

 

Each month, you’ll get 30 tickets instead of 10 play credits. 

 

From a title’s details page, you will be able to easily see how many tickets are required and how long you’ll have to watch it before pressing play.


Libby app for Amazon Fire is here!

You can now install Libby from the Amazon Appstore on compatible Fire tablets. Libby is compatible with Fire tablets from 2020 or later, plus some earlier models. 

               
Libby app for Amazon Fire tablet
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Take thousands of high-quality courses covering some of the most in-demand business, tech, and creative skills needed by businesses today. 

All you need to get started is your library card! 
New Free Benefit - New York Times Audio

You have free access to New York Times News, Games & Crosswords, courtesy of Boca Raton Public Library.

Your access now includes New York Times Audio, a new app featuring audio journalism and storytelling on everything from world events to what to cook.

Activate your free News access today at https://nytimes.com/subscription

And then download the NYT Audio app to start listening!

New York Times Audio
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Check out a selection of classes from MasterClass free with your library card. Learn from the world's best artists, chefs, and more. Borrow now on hoopla! 
Hispanic Life in America
The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media.
 
The content in this database is sourced from more than 17,000 American and global news sources, including over 700 Spanish-language or bilingual publications. Learn more
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The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, from 1704 to today. 
 
The content in this database is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications. Learn more
The Palace Project app
Introducing our newest e-reader, the Palace Project app!
Browse thousands of instantly available eBooks and audiobooks.
Available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Getting Started Guide

Get the Palace Project app from iTunes or Google Play.
The Palace Project
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JobNow provides live interview coaching, award-winning resume creation software, a writing lab, and helpful tips and tricks for landing the perfect career. Complete a career assessment, search for jobs, create a resume and get expert feedback in JobNow's writing lab.
 
Live help is available 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. EST.


Brainfuse Adult Learning Center
Dedicated to the unique needs of an adult population, the Adult Learning Center offers a comprehensive suite of services, including:

GED prep
U.S. Citizenship Prep
24/7 Writing Lab 
Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series
Live Tutoring
24/7 Question Center
Skills Building and more
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brainfuse Skill Surfer Opens in new windowSkillSurfer is an extensive library of lessons, videos, and practice tests in a wide range of academic subjects. SkillSurfer includes state-aligned skills building, practice tests, college application assistance, ESL services, parent resources, and more.
Access the Wall St. Journal from anywhere.
Create your account and get access for 3 days.

To renew, come back to this link. Log in this time as an "existing user," using the user name and password you created. 

Access includes:
  • digital versions of the print editions
  • profiles, financials, and research & ratings of thousands of companies

Note: The Wall Street Journal apps do not work for library users, but the digital version works well with small screen devices.


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Boca News front page screenshot Opens in new windowSearch the Boca Raton News Archives*

Want to learn more about the City of Boca Raton's history? The Boca Raton News is digitized and easily searchable. Find articles, obituaries, wedding announcements, local history and more from 1955 - 2009. Just enter your search terms and go. 

Start my search

*Available in library only

Craftsy en español 

es un recurso en línea para todos los creadores, donde los usuarios pueden encontrar todo lo que necesitan, desde instrucciones básicas hasta técnicas avanzadas.

Encuéntralo gratis en nuestra biblioteca en "Extras" en Libby app.
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WeissRatings Consumer Guides How to Become an Investor iconFinancial Literacy: How to Become an Investor 

(it's easier than you think)

Designed for anyone who wants to know more about investing but isn’t sure where to start, these volumes break through the financial jargon to provide you with real-world information to help you learn about investing, determine how aggressive or conservative your investments should be, and find out which investments are right for your situation. Written in an easy-to-follow, informative style, these guides walk you through the various types of investment options.


Overdrive app being phased out

Users are encouraged to switch to OverDrive's user-friendly Libby app. Click on the video on the right to see how Libby works.

Get the Libby app . 

Libby no longer supports devices using iOS 9 or older. To use Libby on an iOS device, users are required to update their device’s operating system to iOS 10 or newer. 

If you would like help with the Libby app or with updating your mobile operating system, please contact us at 561-393-7906 to make an appointment. 

curiosity stream ad Opens in new windowCuriosity Stream on hoopla

You can now access the entire Curiosity Stream collection with your Library card! Use just one hoopla borrow for 7 days of unlimited access to thousands of documentaries and nonfiction series. 

Choose "BingePass" under the Browse menu or choose "more" on the app screen to find BingePass content.
We’re delighted to welcome Craftsy into our Digital Library!
Craftsy is an online resource offering crafting videos, tutorials and additional resources - from basic instruction to advanced techniques - for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more.

Courses include:
  • Fabric & Yarn Arts – Sewing, Quilting, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery
  • Food – Baking, Cooking, Cake Decorating
  • Art – Drawing, Painting, Photography, Paper Crafts, Jewelry Making
  • …And more – Home Décor, Gardening, Woodworking, Writing
Access Craftsy through OverDrive’s Libby app, or at www.libbyapp.com.

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UniversalClass in Libby graphic Opens in new windowLearn something new today! With Universal Class. You have free access to 500+ online courses with CEU credits available! Access with your library card and find it in the Libby App. Look for “Extras” to discover Universal Class.


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Find the magazines you used to read in RB Digital plus thousands more -- now in OverDrive! These titles are always available for check out, with borrowing times of 7 or 14 days (depending on the title.) Back issues are also available for most titles.

Read in your browser at libbyapp.com or in the Libby app.

We’re pleased to announce WeissRatings Medicare Supplement Insurance Buyers Guide is now available through the BRPL website. This customizable, easy-to-use guide is written in clear, understandable language to give you sound advice on difficult decisions about Medicare and the many options for Supplement Insurance.

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  • Learn what Medicare does and does not cover
  • See your options and pick a Medigap plan that’s right for your needs

  • Compare prices for each plan, to potentially save thousands of dollars
  • Locate the best insurers and find an authorized agent

Try our new genealogy tool, available from home:
MH-Library-Edition Opens in new windowMyHeritage Library EditionTM is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources. Find it under our Online Resources link.

Did you know...

Video tutorials are available on demand for many of our digital services and research databases. Access them by clicking on the "Video Tutorials" link on the blue menu bar on the left or below.