Roosevelt Public Library

Adult Zone

The Adult Zone is a dedicated space on the lower level of the Roosevelt Public Library. Patrons from ages 18 years old to seniors can enjoy free services at the library. These services can include reading materials, a computer lab, private study rooms, online databases, a magazine and newspaper lounge, and a Job and Business Information Center, as well as a whole host of educational and fun programs.

The Adult Zone offers fiction books in many genres. The collection is primarily made up of books by popular authors with a separate section for ‘popular romance’. Both fiction and non-fiction books can be found in regular and large-type print.

The Adult Zone also hosts a growing Spanish language collection. There are many novels by Hispanic writers, both from Latin America and Spain, as well as popular novels translated into Spanish. The Spanish language non-fiction collection contains books in a wide range of subjects, from cooking to self-help titles, as well as biographies.

The newest addition to the Adult Zone is the Job and Business Information Center. This area provides review books for tests such as the ASVB, TASC (The Test for Adult Secondary Completion), TABE, TEAS, NCLEX-PN, and RN. This section also consists of books on how to plan, set-up, and finance a new business. Additionally, the area accommodates books geared for people learning English as a Second Language.

The Adult Zone also presents programs on exercise and health, computers and educational programs from Fitness Boot Camp, to Introduction to Email, to Dementia Care for Families.

All information is listed on the library’s website and calendar.

Adult Zone databases

  • Academic OneFile is a source of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
  • The widest-ranging and easiest-to-use online collection on African American life ever assembled, The African American Experience is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture from one of the most respected publishers in the field. Drawing on over 400 volumes, and designed under the guidance of leading librarians, this database gives voice to the black experience from…
  • The American Indian Experience (AIE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the  United States. The American Indian Experience offers full-text access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images. Additionally, the Analyze section provides in-depth discussion of such…
  • With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, they are the world’s largest online family history resource.
  • Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.  Click Get Access to choose Primary or Secondary access.
  • Gale Business Insights: Essentials is a user-friendly business tool that delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. Business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, investors, students, and general researchers can explore real-world applications and develop analytical skills. Gale Business Insights: Essentials features easy-to-search rich content, a user-friendly interface, and robust analytical tools.
  • Career Cruising is a comprehensive and interactive career guidance resource that provides the information you need to make the right career choice.
  • Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume—one that will stand out to potential employers—in a matter of minutes.
  • Encyclopedia Americana is international in scope and is known for its detailed coverage of American and Canadian geography and history. It is also strong in biography and scientific and technical subjects.
  • The Encyclopedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia.  It is continuously updated and is regarded as one of the most scholarly of encyclopedias. Home Access


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