In the Hello, GALILEO! class, we will meet GALILEO, the free resource that has it all! We will discuss how to navigate GALILEO, and we’ll explore some of the best resources available. The class is on Wednesday, September 6th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. To register, call the Lumpkin County Library at 706-864-3668.
GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online. Launched in 1995, it is a web-based virtual library created by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO contains over 100 databases.
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GALILEO offers thousands of full-text journals, magazines, and newspapers in addition to encyclopedias, business directories, government publications, and eBooks. GALILEO is intended for everyone, including casual users, students, and researchers. There are even kid-friendly versions for younger users.
Can’t always make it to the library? All of these great resources and more can be accessed for FREE at home if you have a valid library card from the Chestatee Regional Library System. You’ll need your library card number and the GALILEO password, which changes three times a year. Just ask your librarian for the current password to get started!