With libraries closed and the community sheltering at home in response to COVID-19, eBooks and Online Resources are more popular than ever. We'll let you know about great services each week.
Have you used cloudLibrary yet? cloudLibrary is an eBook platform that works as our online Lucky Day collection. These eBooks are best sellers and popular titles designed for quick turnaround: they only have a checkout period of one week and cannot be put on hold. However, it's great to check every so often and see what high demand eBooks you can get right away here!
Below are the top 5 eBooks checked out on cloudLibrary in May. You can read these in a browser or through an an app on your smart device. If the eBook is available, you will see a "Borrow' button when you log in with your library card number and PIN. Book descriptions are from our catalog.
You will need a San Jose Public Library Card to access these titles. If you don't have a card with us yet and live in the City of San Jose, you can access cloudLibrary and other eResources by applying for an eLibrary card.
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#2 - Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens
"Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open."
#3 - Untamed Glennon Doyle
"[Untamed] offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at our lives and recognize: There She Is."
#4 - Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
"Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster."
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I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble accessing the New York Times Online from home, and I'm sorry we missed your messages. Several library systems had an issue about 3 weeks ago, but it was resolved 2 weeks ago.
As part of the fix for this issue, the direct URL to the code generator was slightly changed. If you use a direct link to the code generator then that might be the issue. Could you check to make sure the URL you are using is the same one listed here: https://www.nytimes.com/subscription/redeem?campaignId=74FQY&gift_code=f25fafa146ddc62d
When we learn of any changes to this URL, we will always update it on our website here: https://answers.sjlibrary.org/faq/218563
I hope that helps get you back to using New York Times Online! It is a great service and we want to make sure you can keep using it.