Welcome to the Bolivar Free Library

We finally have a new design for the library's webpage. Please be patient with me as I begin to 'tweek" the pages, adding pictures, content and events.  I want to thank the Foundation for Southern Tier Libraries for the funding that allowed the library to create a new look for the library's webpage.

Ben Cawley has been working to create a new design that we hope will be more user friendly and offer information that will aid your ability to use resources available to our library patrons.  We welome your input and suggestions that will make this a website you visit often.

Check out the Freegal music link!!!! Something very new to libraries!  Just use your library card and password and you are able to download three free songs per week and keep the music forever plus three hours of commercial free streaming per day. If you need help or need a library card, call or come into the library and we will do our best to assist you.  "Free" doesn't come our way very often, so make use of the library's services.


Access these resources at the Bolivar Free Library or at home
These subscription databases provide high quality information and access to thousands of full-text articles in journals, magazines, and reference works free to library users, most through NOVEL and NY State Library regional funding.
Click here for NOVELNY database training and tutorials.
Access to these online subscription database resources is available 24 hours a day with a valid library card. If needed, log-in with your 13-digit library card number.

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OCLC WorldCat* Grolier Online
Health Reference Center Academic Kids InfoBits Database
Academic OneFile eLibrary Elementary database
Business, Finance and Job Seeking
Gale Business Insights: Essentials JobNow!**
Arts and Literature
Literary Reference Center Database* NoveList**

EBSCO Art Museum Image Gallery
Art Museum Image Gallery*

Magazines and Newspapers
Infotrak Newsstand General OneFile
ProQuest Gannett Newsstand New York State Newspapers
New York State Newspapers 
National Newspaper Index EBSCO OmniFile Full-text Select
OmniFile Full-text Select 

Databases are funded through NOVEL or as starred above. 

NOVELny logoWhat does NOVEL stand for?  New York Online Virtual Electronic Library

What is NOVEL?  A suite of electronic databases that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers and other references.

How is NOVEL funded?  NOVEL is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NYS library from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

What do you need to access NOVEL databases from the STLS Website?  The 13 or 14-digit borrower id from your library card.


* Access provided through NY State Library regional funding
** Access provided by the Steele Memorial Library through Central Book Aid funding


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