Find out what travel resources are available at your library.
Imagine this: you’re planning to visit a place you’ve never been before. As you prepare for the trip, you go online to look up information about the area, but your internet search comes back with a myriad of information (almost too much!) and you don’t even know where to begin. You wish you could find a helpful, concise guide that will allow you to easily find the exact information you need, and maybe even some advice that you didn’t realize you needed.
Does this predicament sound familiar? Next time you’re planning a trip, consider taking a look at what guides the library has to offer for your chosen destination. If you have time to stop by your local branch, you could check out one of the many Forbes Travel Guides that the library has in stock. There is also a wide selection of Frommer’s guides available in print.
If you’re looking for a travel guide that you can get access to immediately on your phone, tablet, or other mobile device, you can find guides by the Lonely Planet through Freading. You get free access to everything by logging in with your JMRL library card number. Visit jmrl.freading.com and search “Lonely Planet” to see what’s available. No holds, no hassle.
If you need to brush up on a particular language before your trip, the library has a few free resources of which you can take advantage. Transparent Language Online is a language-learning database offering over 80 languages that you can access at jmrl.org/databases. For a quicker language guide, check out the Pimsleur “Short Course” Language Programs, available on CD at the library or electronically through OneClick Digital at jmrlva.oneclickdigital.com. Again, all of these resources are free when you sign in using your library card number.
Let the library help you on your way to your next great getaway! Your local librarians are happy to help you find the best travel or language guide for you if you need any assistance.