Tech

Digital Services and Material

  • Ebooks, and digital audiobooks, videos, and music
  • OCPL’s databases for research
  • Computers for the public to use
  • Wi-fi for patrons to access the Internet with their own devices
  • A photocopier, printer, and document scanner

Digital Yearbook Collection

Patrons familiar with Maxwell’s Local History collection know that the library has amassed a good number of West Genesee school yearbooks for in-house reference. Thanks to a CLRC Access and Digitization Grant, and with the permission of the West Genesee Central School District, those yearbooks have been digitized and uploaded to New York Heritage Digital Collections, a project of the Empire State Library Network.

The collection includes most volumes of the West Genesee High School yearbook from 1958 to 2016. Also included are Camillus High School yearbooks from 1958 and 1959, West Genesee Junior High yearbooks from 1971 to 1987, and a West Genesee Central High School Graduation Program from 1958. We will continue to add yearbooks from 2017 on as current students graduate.

Search all the fascinating archives at https://nyheritage.org/ or go directly to Maxwell’s page in the archive.

If you have a copy from one of the missing years and no longer need it, we would greatly appreciate your donation so the collection can be complete. Thank you, and happy exploring!

OverDrive Digital collection

Meet Libby.

Overdrive includes currently popular ebooks in epub, Kindle, and PDF formats, as well as downloadable audiobooks and music.

Titles can be read or played on tablets, ereaders, computers and more.

Visit OCPL’s Overdrive site to get started.

You can also access & download items in the OCPL catalog and check them out on your library card just like you would a paper book.

Hoopla

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Maxwell Memorial Library offers Hoopla, a service we partner with to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles. All you need is your library card and a Web browser, smartphone, or tablet.

Google Cardboard

A Google Cardboard viewer

Our Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers can be checked out for three weeks. Visit exotic places, play immersive games, fly, drive, and ride — all from the comfort of your own home. Download the free app on your Android or Apple smartphone and use our Cardboard to have real fun in the virtual world.

Ancestry.com New York

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Now available to New York residents at no charge.

Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize family history records and make them available online for free. The list of records available is located in the bottom left corner of the page.

Descriptions of the records as well as the holding organizations are provided through the links and logos on the Ancestry.com New York web page.

Follow this link to sign up for your free account.

Databases and Online Reference

Access newspapers and archives from news from all over New York State through OCPL’s Databases.