Many people think going to the library means you’re off to find a book to read, use the computer, or find a quiet place to study after school. But what you may not know is that your Brampton Library card gives you access to a ton of other cool stuff too. Let’s take a look at what your library card gets you, other than lots of street cred.

1. Access e-books and audio books

With technology becoming an ever-larger part of our daily lives, it is apparent we want to partake in reading, but want to do it more conveniently. Not to worry: Brampton Library provides access to the e-books and audio books you want through Overdrive and 3M Cloud Library. Both are also available as an apps, so you can access these titles through your smartphone. There are thousands of titles to choose from, lots of recent ones too.

2.Read magazines for free

Brampton Library provides access to full-length magazines on all devices through Zinio and PressRead. So the next time you’re out and plan to buy a magazine, you might want to turn to your closest branch and get your hookup. Your wallet will appreciate it.

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3. Access Lynda.com and Gale.com

Through Lynda.com and Gale.com, you can take courses for free. Learn a new skill in your free time in a bunch of different areas including business, design, technology and more. Usually you’d have to pay to access both websites, but with your cards it’s completely free.

4. Download free music

We all love our music, and love it even more if it’s free. While it may sound too good to be true, you can download free music through Freegal. And all you need is a Brampton Library card. How cool is that?!

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5. Join a reading club

If you like meeting new people and reading, then this is for you. The Brampton Library hosts reading clubs for kids, teens, and adults throughout the summer. Not to mention the year-round Adult Reading club for those looking for a regular social activity to add to their calendars.

So don’t hesitate, head down to your nearest branch and get a card and start enjoying these awesome perks!

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