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Tax Resources

The library has put together resources for you to utilize to help put together your taxes.

Fort Lee Library Resources

Fort Lee Public Library has a number of on line resources you can use while you are at home!

Your Next Great Read

Need a recommendation for a great eBook to enjoy while we are closed? Simply fill out this form, and we will get back to you with recommendations and help on how to access them. We strive to respond to you within three business days via your preferred method of contact. If you encounter any issues, please call us at 201-592-3615.

eBCCLS Library Card

The public libraries of the BCCLS consortium know these are challenging times. In response, public libraries are helping patrons without a library card to register and get access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.  After applying for an eBCCLS card Fort Lee Library Staff will contact you about registering for a full Fort Lee Library card.  If you already have a card there is no need to apply.  

Libby by Overdrive

Libby is a great free resources for patrons looking to download audiobooks, ebooks, and other digital content. For Fort Lee residents, access Libby through BCCLS. Libby is a service provided by BCCLS to full Fort Lee Card holders. Download the app to browse the collection today.

Creatviebug

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. In order to sign up simply follow the link and enter your library card number.

Hoopla

With your Fort Lee Library Card, borrow thousands of movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Also available to Englewood Cliffs residents.  Limit of 6 checkouts per month per cardholder during March/April 2020.

New York Times

Fort Lee Public Library’s New York Times digital subscription provides ongoing access to NYTimes.com from any of our 14 reference computers, as well as from patron devices registered with our complementary 72 hour pass. When you subscribe with your Fort Lee Public Library card, you’ll get access to articles and blog posts, as well as video, slide shows and other multimedia features. This includes the latest content and news as well as limited access to articles from 1851 to the present day.

You can access the NYT website and content both from inside the library or from home. For either, please register your email address with the New York Times. When accessing from home, you will need to visit this page first and click the ACCESS NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE button. From there you will use a Redeem code that provides access for a 72 hour period. There is no limit on how many codes you can use, so you can keep coming back to get more content! If you have any questions please contact the reference desk.

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online is a genealogical database that allows researchers to search U.S. Federal Census records, digitized family and local history books, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and the Freedman’s Bank Records (1865-1874), maps, and a wealth of other historical collections and research guides.  The New Jersey State Library is offering this service to New Jersey Residents without a library card.
In order to access the service please email “reference@fortlee.bccls.org” or call 201-592-3614 ex 1 for the password.

RBDigtial

Over 250 popular digital magazines to choose from, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, New Yorker, Forbes, Economist, Bon Appetit, Good Housekeeping, plus many more. Yours to keep until you choose to delete.

JerseyClicks

Databases and resources provided by the New Jersey State Library.

Pronunciator

Our interactive language learning database for Fort Lee Library patrons. You may choose from 60 languages. There are 3,000 language courses and 3 million lessons. Pronunciator features interactive conversations, scored quizzes, progress reports, virtual coaching, and pronunciation analysis (microphone needed).

ValueLine

Value Line is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions.

Audio Book Cloud

Audio Book Cloud from Tumblebooks.  An all ages audio book collection provided by Tumblebooks.

Romance Book Cloud

A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the adult crowd!

Korean e-collection from Paramus Public Library

Due to the current public health crisis, Paramus Public Library has generously decided to share their electronic collection of Korean e-books and e-magazines with the BCCLS community.

In order to browse and borrow from this collection patrons must take the following steps:

1.  Go to Yes24 website.(http://bccls.yes24library.com)
2.  Create an account
3.  User waits for verification email from Paramus that they have been approved
4.  Log back in to start using the magazines and books

There will be some delay between creating an account and being able to access the collection.  This is normal.  Paramus staff must first authenticate new users.

Thank you Paramus Public Library for your generosity at this time!

 

Educational Resources

Whether you want to learn a new craft or how to code, these resources will help you accomplish your goal!

Death, Sex, & Money Pandemic Toolkit

A Pandemic Tool Kit with suggested things to read, listen to, watch, think about, and more.

Free Code Camp

Access 450 Ivy League courses!

Morning Brew’s Guide to Living Your Best Quarantined Life

The Morning Brew, a daily email newsletter, gives you tips for living your best life during quarantine.

How to Make Faux Calligraphy

Try your hand at calligraphy with this tutorial!

The Science of Well-Being offered by Yale University

Take Yale’s popular class about happiness.

Crafty? Make N95 Masks

Find out how to help fill this need for healthcare workers.

100 Questions to Spark Conversation and Connection

Questions to ask your friends and loved ones.

How to Prevent Loneliness During Social Distancing

Tips on preventing loneliness during this time.

The Best Selling Book the Year You Were Born

Which book was a best seller the year you were born?

What Is Contact Tracing?

What is contact tracing? This article helps explain this important pandemic tool.

Why Stillness is Crucial to Your Brain During This Pandemic

How stillness can help during this challenging time. 

New York Times Cooking: Learn to Cook

 Learn some new cooking techniques from the New York Times Cooking section.