The Library is pleased to announce that we have gone live with Reference USA. ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. In fact, their business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources. You can access it by coming into the Library or at home with your library card by using this link http://referenceUSA.com.
The Webb City Public Library is pleased to announce that due to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library, we now offer 10 hotspots for take home internet! The hotspot can be checked out by our library card holders for 1 week with a $20 refundable cash deposit. The hotspots offer unlimited internet access which can be used for online homework, job searches, and basic internet use. The device connecting to the hotspot must have the ability to connect via Wi-Fi. Gaming is not recommended due to the limited speeds available. The hotspots can be checked out or put on hold by coming into the Library.
Webb City Public Library in partnership with Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the introduction of LawDepot, a popular new online legal form service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries.
With over 10 years of experience, LawDepot has drafted over one million contracts and has helped their clients save half a billion dollars in legal fees. LawDepot provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents. By following a simple step by step process, library patrons will be able to create a large variety of state specific legal forms. After a document has been completed, users will have the option to print, download or save their form to LawDepot’s secure archive. All LawDepot documents have been developed by an experienced team of in-house lawyers and are regularly updated to ensure accuracy.
Many Americans do not have such important documents as a Last Will and Testament or Medical Power of Attorney because of the cost and difficulty in obtaining them. The LawDepot service will allow patrons to easily prepare these, and other important documents, at no cost directly from their local library’s website.
Popular forms offered by LawDepot include Bill of Sale, Last Will and Testament, Lease Agreement, Lease Notices, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreement, Promissory Note, Release Agreement, Sales Agreement, Service Agreement and hundreds more.
To access you must have a valid Webb City Public Library card and will need to sign up for LawDepot by clicking HERE.
Pronunciator is now live! It can be accessed by following this LINK for the English interface or this LINK for the Spanish interface. You will need your library card number number and then click "Register". You will then be prompted to put in your email address and to create a password. After you are registered you can then download an app for your smartphone or tablet or use Pronunciator on your computer. We have user manuals available for checkout at the circulation desk. Happy Language Learning!
How many languages?
80, and growing. We also have English as a Second Language for 50 non-English languages. Each language has an average of 9,000 instructional phrases, which translates to about 4 years of possible activities per language. Uniquely, we also offer the ability to learn any language in any other language — making for 4,000 possible course combinations!
Can it be used on my smartphone or tablet?
Yes, full-featured, native apps for all Android (tablet, phone), Apple (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) and Kindle Fire device types.
Is the content kid-friendly?
Yes, it’s appropriate from toddlers on up, thanks to the thousands of photos and custom pictograms we use. Plus, units that are particularly kid-friendly are marked with an icon. You don’t need a separate platform to teach language to your youngest patrons — with Pronunciator, it’s fully integrated.
The Library along with Pronunciator, also offers Procitizen. Procitizen allows patrons to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam and can be accessed HERE for the English interface or HERE for Spanish interface.
We now offer TumbleBooks!!!
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games. With a school licence, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials/lesson plans! All you need is your library card number starting with 28262. Click here to access.
Webb City Public Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.
This partnership allows the Library to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach to several valued groups of patrons, including teens, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life.
Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., an eight-year-old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing online resources for learner drivers. Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to improve global driver safety by providing free practice tests written by experts to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official study guides. To help achieve this goal, the company has also created driving practice sites for the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India. To get started go to this link: http://webbcitylibrary.driving-tests.org/
Non-Resident Fee- $25.00 per year
Computer printouts and copies- $0.20 single sided; $0.30 double sided
Fax Services- Sending $1.00 first page, $0.25 each additional page; Receiving $0.25 per page
Fines- Books $0.20 per day; Audios $0.25 per day; Movies and Games $0.50 per day
Unless the fines or fees are substantial we cannot accept any bills larger than $20.
Also, we accept cash or check only.
To obtain a FREE card you must live in or own property within the City Limits of Webb City. If you do not meet these requirements we charge $25 a year. You must have the following to obtain a Webb City Public Library Card: Drivers License or Photo ID; Proof of current address if not on Drivers License or Photo ID; Be 16 years of age or older or have a parent or legal gaurdian come with you to sign the application.
We offer 2 types of library cards
1) Adult: Age 16 or over with a check out limit of 12 items
2) Juvenile: Under 16 with a check out limit of 12 items
To obtain a library card you will have to come into the library so we can get your account set up. However, you can now fill out most of the application out online by clicking HERE. If you use this method please let staff know so we can pull up the account.