Stacey Zwald Costello, Library Director
Alissa Morrow, Literacy Coordinator
Main Branch, Colusa
The Colusa County Free Library carries a wide variety of materials for adults — the latest bestsellers, fiction and nonfiction, large print books, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs and compact discs. From author visits to cultural performances, the library also offers free recreational, cultural and lifelong learning opportunities of all kinds.
Ebooks and Online Audiobooks
Library2Go, powered by Overdrive gives access to thousands of eBooks and eAudio books using your library card and the Overdrive application.
For download instructions for iPad, iPod, iPod Touch, and Kindle, click here.
With over 50,000 eBook titles in the shared collection, Enki provides library patrons with a turnkey, ready-made, librarian-curated collection of popular fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, travel, technical, crafts, cooking and more. Of particular interest are more than 900 graphic novels! Available anywhere using your library card.
Zinio for Libraries
Instantly read all current and backlist volumes for more than 165 magazines on desktop and mobile browsers for free using your library card.
To get started
- Log in with your Library card, then create a Zinio account to borrow magazines
- You can borrow magazines via a web browser to read now on your PC, Mac or mobile
- Download the Zinio app to read offline on your iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle HD/HDX
- Magazines in the collection are always available with no returns and no due dates
NOTE: You can only read single issues of magazines in the app. Use Zinio’s online site to browse for magazine to checkout or to download new issues.
Explora provides full text access to scholarly journals, magazines, reference books, and news sources, including Consumer Reports, Time Magazine and AP video.
Gale Virtual Reference Database (GVRD)
The GVRD provides access to more than 12,000 eBooks from over 100 industry-leading publishers for every discipline and a unique research experience. You can access reference materials from "how-to" to health to homework help, eBooks on GVRS using your library card. The reference materials will help with reports and homework on demand.
Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL offers over 200 free resources including:
- Writing and Teaching Writing
- Grammar and Mechanics
- Style Guides
- ESL (English as a Second Language)
- Job Search and Professional Writing
The Colusa County Free Library’s Literacy Program is proud to present FREE Digital Literacy classes to adults at five of the library branches. The Digital Literacy classes will run twice a month at the main branch, and multiple times a year at our Arbuckle, Maxwell, Stonyford, and Williams branches.
The main branch, in Colusa will host 12 in-depth workshops, which can be taken individually, or as a series; each participating branch library will offer abridged workshops in topics ranging from computer basics to internet safety, using social media and booking vacations online.
The schedule can be found on our monthly calendar.
For more information, contact Literacy Coordinator Alissa Morrow
ADULT LITERACY SERVICES
The Colusa County Free Library's Literacy Program offers one-on-one English language reading and writing assistance to adult learners, over the age of 16. Each student is assessed and then partnered with a trained volunteer tutor. The tutors and learners meet once a week in a public space, for approximately one hour, and use curriculum provided by the Literacy Program.
Services are free and instruction is goal-directed and student-centered. For more information about becoming a student or tutor, visit the Literacy Program or contact Literacy Coordinator, Alissa Morrow.
FOL Book Club
Expand your reading horizons this year by joining the Friends of the Library
monthly book club!
Book discussion groups are a great way for book lovers to enjoy reading and spending time in each other's company. Each month, book club members select a book that is read by all members of the club who are able, followed by lively discussions and reactions to the reading.
Visit the FOL Book Club
web page for this month's selection and meeting time. Contact the Colusa branch library at (530) 458-7671 with any questions.