Announcing the Top 5 Library Hacks

Announcing the Top 5 Library Hacks

Now that we’ve reached the end of our Library Hacks campaign, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best Library Hacks. Enjoy!

1. Stream 13 million+ songs for free

With Freegal Music, you can stream up to three hours of commercial-free music a day and download and keep five free songs a week. Plus, there’s never a wait on any songs, playlists, or albums—you can instantly listen to the music you want.

Choose from top artists, like Adele, Justin Timberlake, AC/DC, David Bowie, John Legend, and more!

Stream free music.

2. Download 40,000+ eBooks and eAudiobooks

Can’t wait to download the sequel to the book you just finished? Don’t feel like driving to the library? You’re in luck! With your WCLS card, you candownload free eBooks and eAudiobooks straight to you Kindle, eReader, or mobile device.

Choose from new bestsellers, classic romances, thrilling fantasies, and more—all from the comfort of your couch, in your office, or at the gym.

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

3. Access Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your family’s history, explore your genealogy, map your family tree, and more. Your WCLS card gives you free access to the Library Edition of You’ll find reams of data on people from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia, and more.

You can only access Ancestry from the library, so find your nearest library location and come in today!

Find your nearest library.

4. Explore Consumer Reports for free

Want to make smarter shopping choices? UseConsumer ReportsConsumer Reports offers thousands of objective reviews and comparisons on everything from cars to baby products to insurance and beyond. And with your WCLS card, you can access Consumer Reports online for free

Just login with your library card number to get started. (Or reserve print copies from the library).

5. Get automated reminders with Library Elf

The Library Elf app sends you friendly text or email reminders when items are due, when they’re overdue, and whenever you have a hold ready for pick-up. If you have multiple people in your home, this is the easiest way to track everyone’s checkouts, holds, and due dates from one central location.

Use Library Elf to avoid late fees and keep better track of your family’s checkouts!

Sign up for Library Elf.