Online Resources

Library Online Catalog

As an AOPLD patron, you can use our online catalog, called SHARE, to find and request books both locally and around our entire library system.

Go to our catalog homepage or use the search box below to get started right away. If you need help, check out our webpage on how to use our catalog.

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Library on the Go (Overdrive)

As an AOPLD patron, you automatically have access to Library on the Go, which is powered by a company called Overdrive. If you want to learn how to use it, have a look at our Overdrive help page.

Cloud Library

As an AOPLD patron, you automatically have access to the Cloud Library which is available through our online catalog and the Cloud Library app for your smart device. Click here for instructions on how to use this service!

AOPLD Writing Center Resources

Richland College Writing Center

Richland College has compiled in their writing center a similar list of grammatical and citation resources specific to their college.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL) houses writing resources and instructional material.

The Five Paragraph Essay via Jackson Community College

Guidelines for writing a strong five paragraph essay from Jackson Community College.

Writing a persuasive essay from Hamilton College

Hamilton College’s guide on writing a persuasive essay.

How to Pass English 101 in College

A practical guide to passing and reframing what it takes to be successful in English 101.


Reader’s Advisory

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Educational Resources


Educational lessons from world-renowned scientists and experts.

Khan Academy

Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.


Includes lessons on the history of computer science and practical coding / programming lessons in Python, Git, command lines, R, SQL, and more.


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Adobe Education Exchange

Get instant access to free courses, workshops, teaching materials and connect with the creative education community.


Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM.

WeAreTeachers List of Educational Netflix Shows

WeAreTeachers celebrates educators with classroom ideas, “helpline” advice, inspiration and laughs every day.

PBS Distance Learning Resources

Distance learning resources from PBS.

Common Core Curated Collections

OER Commons is a freely accessible online library that allows teachers and others to search and discover open educational resources and other freely available instructional materials.

Penguin Books Educational Resources

Resources focused on Penguin Books from the company itself.

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