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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Curbside Service will be available Monday-Saturday from 1pm-6pm. 
The book drop is closed on Sundays.
Library services will be closed on January 18th in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


            


newly added resources



NYT Online Access



Mobile Printing



Digital Access Library Cards












MOBILE HOTSPOTS

We are now offering Wi-Fi hotspots for check out!

These devices are being provided free of charge thanks, in part, to grant funding. Hotspots may be placed on hold and picked up during our Curbside Delivery hours.

To place a hold on a hotspot, visit our catalog and search for ‘hotspot.’ They have a loan period of 1 week and can be returned in the outdoor bookdrop. Overdue hotspots will accrue late fees and be deactivated.

ORPL, unfortunately, cannot guarantee the Wi-Fi devices will always be free of charge, but we are thankful for the opportunity to provide these hot spots at no cost for as long as possible.


ASK A LIBRARIAN

Have a question or need help? Ask a Librarian!

Chat with or text Reference staff from your phone, device, or computer. Our convenient chat is accessible by clicking the "Ask a Librarian" button or by texting
865-324-0400. A friendly Reference staff member will respond to your question when chat is available. When staff is busy or unavailable, you can always email Reference@oakridgetn.gov or call the library at 865-425-3455.




SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: OAK RIDGE

World Wise Wednesdays presents Six Degrees of Separation: Oak Ridge. Join us on January 21st, 2021 at noon

This webinar will focus on successful actors and musicians from Oak Ridge and the concept of “Bacon’s Law,” also known as “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” There is a good chance that you may have such a connection through some former Oak Ridgers who are now prominent in the entertainment world.

Register for the webinar here.

Once you register, you will receive an email about how to access the program


Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library.


DIGITAL PRIVACY AND SECURITY 101

Join us on January 28th at 1:00pm for our first Technology Class of the year. In this introduction to Digital Privacy and security attendees will:

  • Understand the basic concepts of digital privacy and security.
  • Evaluate potential privacy and security risks by conducting threat modeling.
  • Learn specific tools/strategies you can implement as part of a security plan.


Once you register, you will receive an email about how to access the program.


ALL ABOUT THE WEATHER

Happy New Year from the Healthy Waters Programs. Weather is unpredictable and so is Wise Water Wednesday! This month we are focusing on all things weather. On Tuesday, January 19th, we would love for you to join us virtually for our lesson! Keep an eye out on the City of Oak Ridge Library Facebook page for more details.

Download the lesson plan and craft instructions to follow along with the video after it is posted.





videos & webinars


Six Degrees of Separation 
World Wise Wednesday
January 21st @ Noon



Digital Privacy and Security 101
Technology Class

January 28th @ 1:00pm



All About the Weather
Wise Water Wednesday
January 27th