Featured Collections:

Hoopla Book Club Reads

Hoopla has created a collection of digital books recommended for book clubs. The titles in this curated list are often available in both audio- and e-book formats, to satisfy all book club members. Host your own virtual book discussion with these titles that are always available, no waiting!

4K Movies

The first & only Library in Onondaga County to offer 4K UHD Blu-ray to play on your home theater/video system for the highest quality and definition available. 4K movies are available for checkout at the Library along with our vast collection of DVD & Blu-ray films & TV series.

ESL/Adult Literacy & Language

An expanding special collection with print & media resources for learning English as a Second Language and foreign languages. Also includes titles for improving literacy. Located on the main level in our browsing area.

Collection Guides:

Adult Fiction
Reading Lists

Collections marked with * are shelved separately.
Click on the collection name to view the collection guide.

*Staff Picks Display
Fiction Readalikes
*Mystery
*Science Fiction
*Fantasy
*Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga
Gentle Reads
Historical Fiction
Horror
*Urban Fiction
*Romance
*Western
*New Adult

Suburban Life Historic Newspaper Digital Collection:

About

The Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville has digitized a large portion of Suburban Life, a local newspaper that detailed daily life in the towns of DeWitt, Jamesville, and East Syracuse during the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. The collection is available to view for free via the NYS Historic Newspaper Collection and covers the years from 1979-1984. To access the Suburban Life archive and search by date, name, or keyword, click this text to visit the link.

The digitization of the Library’s Suburban Life newspaper collection was made possible by an Access & Digitization Grant from our friends at CLRC.

 

CLD&J Games Collection:

About

The CLD&J Games Collection is a family-friendly collection of board games, card games, role-playing games, and more that may be checked out for one week.

The CLD&J Games Collection materials were selected to foster learning, social engagement, and entertainment. The games included in the collection were chosen for ages 2 and up and feature a variety of mechanics and themes. Many of the games have added literacy value for new readers of all ages.

Download the Games Collection Catalog

Thanks

We received a number of generous donations to begin the collection. Thanks to: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), Asmadi Games, Atlas Games, Brotherwise Games, Calliope Games, Cheapass Games, Daily Magic Games, Gamelyn Games, Gamewright, HABA USA, Hungry For More Games, Looney Labs, Monte Cook Games, Red Raven Games, Rio Grande Games, Steve Jackson Games, and Twilight Creations, Inc. for their support.

Contact

If you have any questions about the collection, please contact Young Adult & Community Outreach Services Librarian, Nan Brown.

STEM Equipment Collection: Discovery To Go!

Thanks to a $20,000 NYS Special Legislative Grant sponsored by (then) Assemblyman Sam Roberts, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is circulating collections of kid-friendly science, math, and engineering equipment, materials, and resources, all packaged with easy, do-it-yourself activities and directions. The “Discovery To Go” (DTG) collection is designed to allow families to explore and play at home or in the library. The science collection includes items such as microscopes, a telescope, fossil and rock collections, weather stations, and medical models. The engineering collection includes kits and technology that encourage budding inventors to explore robotics, create sustainable energy models, and discover properties of light and sound with electronics. The collection’s math games and gadgets help clarify math functions for young children in a visual and tactile way. Books and media on relevant topics supplement the collection and support learning and teaching.

Download the Comprehensive Discovery To Go Catalog
Download the Introductory Discovery To Go Flyer
Download the List of DTG Apps available on the DTG iPad Air Devices
Click here for DTG item checkout policies

Digital Books & Media:

Streaming on Roku

Click here to check if a Roku Express for composit TVs is available now
Click here to check if a Roku Premiere for HD TVs is available now
Click here for instructions
Click here for the complete channel list

About this service:
Catch up on past seasons of your favorite shows or discover your next favorite movie with Netflix on the Roku streaming devices, which are available to check out at the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville. If you have a TV and wireless network in your home, just plug in the Roku to your TV, connect it to your wi-fi and start watching streaming content. You can search for a specific title or browse through the categories on the Netflix home screen. Along with Netflix, the Roku has 25 other channels with some free content including news, fitness, science, and kids channels. See the full list above.
Roku streaming video devices go out for 3 weeks. You must be 18 or older with a CLD&J library card in good standing with less than $15.00 in fines and fees.

Other than your home Wi-Fi password, do not enter any of your personal information into any of the channels, as it will not be cleared when you return it. Do not attempt to add or remove any channels.
Streaming content may not be appropriate for everyone, parental and personal discretion is advised.

Apps & Databases:

Digital Content Portals

Libby / OverDrive




Libby is an easy-to-use app for tablets and smartphones that gives patrons access to our digital book collection through OverDrive. You cand find ebooks, audiobooks, and other media and can download your items to your device to read or listen off-line. OverDrive can also be used with the Kindle Reading App.
Get the Libby App

Hoopla


Hoopla is a second digital content service that the library provides. It suppliments our other collections and has great benefits including a wonderful music album colelction, graphic novels & comics, audobooks, and ebooks that you won't find in OverDrive.
Get the Hoopla App

Tools & Resources

Lynda.com provides comprehensive video tutorials from experts on all computer-related topics. Learn how to work with your new creative software, practice skills with helpful hints from knowledgible people, and find answers to accomplish your next big digital project.

PrinterOn


With our MobilePrint Service and PrinterOn, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document using your library card.
Get the PrinterOn App


Readers' Advisory

GoodReads


Also available as an app, our librarians have created lists of the best books from our collection just for you.
Link our catalog to Amazon and Goodreads!
Click here to visit our Goodreads Page

Book Browse


Discover a reader's paradise of book reccomendations, book club discussion questions, and more! All for free and at your fingertips!
Visit this link to start

Novelist


A handy tool for book readalikes, series, and similar author info. Novelist recommendations and ratings are imbedded in our catalog.
Click here to go to Novelist