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Brainfuse – HelpNow provides online tutoring for students in grades K-12 and adult learners. Live tutors are available every day from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

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To login to Brainfuse:

  1. Open Brainfuse in a browser.
  2. Click “Login”.
  3. Click “Sign up”.
  4. Create a username and password.
  5. Use your username and password to login.

HelpNow Highlights

  • Writing Lab: upload a document and get feedback within one business day
  • SkillSurfer: test prep & skill-building
  • Send a Question: ask the tutors for help outside of tutoring hours — get a reply within one business day
  • Language Lab: live practice for learning Spanish
  • Español: tutoring in Spanish for many subjects

How It Works

  • Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems.
  • All live sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers by email.
  • Registration is not required to get live tutoring help, but it is recommended so that students can track their progress.
  • Registration is required for certain modules like The Writing Lab and the SkillSurfer.

Apps

Download the Brainfuse app.

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Brainfuse – JobNow provides live job coaching, resume assistance, interview prep, and career resources for job seekers every day from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

Get Started

To login to Brainfuse:

  1. Open Brainfuse in a browser.
  2. Click “Login”.
  3. Click “Sign up”.
  4. Create a username and password.
  5. Use your username and password to login.

JobNow Highlights

  • Career Resources: internet resources for job seekers; including personality and career assessments.
  • Resume Lab: Send your resume to one of our JobNow experts, and you will receive expert analysis within 24 hours.
  • Ace the Interview: Search carefully selected sites for more information on resume writing.
  • Get Live Interview Coaching: Connect with one of our live interview coaches to brush up on your interview skills.
  • Interview Tips: Receive tips and common interview questions to help you prepare for your interview.

How It Works

  • Simply submit your resume and/or cover letter and receive constructive comments from a JobNow resume expert within 24 hours.
  • To use the Resume Lab, you will need to register and only requires you enter a username, password, and valid email address. This information will be kept confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than the resume lab.
  • Enter a mock interview: Select “Ace the Interview” on the homepage and click “Get Live Interview Coaching”. You will then connect with a live interview coach using the Brainfuse Online Classroom.

Apps

JobNow is not a part of the Brainfuse app. You will need to use a computer to access JobNow.

Help

  • FAQs – Find answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Support – Get assistance with Brainfuse.

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Freegal is a music service which allows cardholders to download five songs a week or stream three hours daily. Freegal works with any device that plays MP3s.

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  1. Visit the library’s Freegal webpage to log in. Enter in your library card number for verification.
  2. Search for songs or albums. Once you have found your music, press the stream button to stream or download your music.
  3. If you reach your music download limit for the week or streaming limit for the day, you may add items to a wishlist to enjoy later.

Apps

Download the Freegal app.

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LinkedIn Learning hosts a constantly growing library of thousands of courses to help you pursue personal and professional goals. Lynda covers topics for business, web development, web design, photography, education, 3D + animation, and audio + music as well as software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications.

Get Started

  1. Visit the library’s LinkedIn Learning webpage to log in. Enter in your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of your phone number) for verification.
  2. Search for a topic of interest. Don’t know what is available in LinkedIn Learning? Look to the top of the webpage and click on the word “Browse” which shows you all the topics available within LinkedIn Learning.

Apps

The Library Edition of LinkedIn Learning does not support app use.

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Learn a language by listening to and repeating material focused on practical situations and conversations.

Get Started

  1. Visit the library’s Mango webpage to create your username and password.
  2. Simply choose one of more than 70 languages to get started.

Apps

Download the Mango app.

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NoveList will help you find your next read. Includes reading lists, similar book and similar author suggestions, book discussion guides, and much more.

Get Started

  1. Visit the library’s Novelist webpage to log in. Enter in your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of your phone number) for verification.
  2. To find a book, search by title, author, or genre. You also could search by describing a book. For example, “Texas women 1930” will list books that match that description.

Apps

There is no dedicated app for Novelist.

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OverDrive provides eBooks and eAudiobooks to read online or download. 

 

Get Started

  1. You can use OverDrive on your computer, tablet, or phone. Visit Getting Started for device-specific information.
  2. When using the Libby app, follow the prompts to choose Round Rock Public Library as your library, and when asked, enter your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of your phone number) for verification.

Checkouts, Renewals, and Holds:
You can check out 5 items at time, have 3 holds, and select a check-out period of 7 or 14 days. Once you are notified that a hold is available, you have 72 hours to check it out.

Apps

Download the OverDrive app

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Access millions of U.S. residential and business phone numbers and addresses. Conduct market and competitor research as well as business analysis by industry or geography.

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  1. Visit the library’s Reference Solutions webpage to log in. Enter in your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of your phone number) for verification.
  2. Choose one of the databases to use and either do a Quick Search or create an Advanced Search where you may search by keyword or industry, zip code, radius from a certain point, or include many other search parameters.

Apps

Download the Reference Solutions app. Android Apple

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Tumblebooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books. Educational videos, games and puzzles are included. Books are available in Spanish and French. Accelerated Reader information and book reviews are provided.


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  1. Visit the library’s Tumblebooks webpage to log in. Enter in your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of your phone number) for verification.
  2. Find a book and choose to read it online or find a video and choose to play the video.

Apps

Download the Tumblebooks app.

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