Most patrons are aware that the South Lake Tahoe branch of the El Dorado County Library as dozens of magazines available. They are along the wall by the window in the reading area of the library. What most patrons are not aware of is that they can get access to hundreds of magazines and journals through the computers at the library or through their home computer if they have access to the Internet. The library also has a service called NoveList that will help patrons find authors or books similar to those they already know they like.

People with a home computer with Internet access can access EBSCOhost or the Electric Library or NoveList through the library home page at http://www.eldoradolibrary.org. To connect to EBSCOhost click on the Magazine index button on the library home page. User should type in their library card number. They can obtain a card at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library. The Electric Library and NoveList have their own marked buttons. These instructions are for people who have used these databases before or feel savvy enough to figure them out on their own.

The branch library will conduct classes for people who would like to learn how to use the databases. The classes will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. April 7 and April 12. The library would like to leave openings for students on Saturday and encourage adults to sign up for the Thursday class. To sign up for this class or others call the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library at (530) 573-3185 or visit the library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

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