Getting started on ListenAlaska
The Soldotna Public Library is now offering audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video, available to download from the ListenAlaska website. You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, you will need:
- a valid library card in good standing
- a compatible eBook device (for information on compatible devices, click here)
- an internet connection
- free software (click here)
To log in to your account:
- go to http://listenalaska.lib.overdrive.com
- go to "Account"
- Choose "Soldotna Public Library" in the scroll-down menu
- When prompted, enter your library card barcode (Number only!). Your pin number is your last name (first letter capitalized).
To learn about how to use ListenAlaska, click here or go to the Help link on the ListenAlaska Website.
Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Joyce K. Carver Soldotna Public Library is to bring the power of information, imagination, and inspiration, through books, music, DVDs, and other materials to meet the intellectual, recreational, and cultural needs of all the people of our community and to promote a life-long love of learning.
The Soldotna Public library offers a large assortment of books and magazines in several media formats. We also offer six (Windows based) computers with internet access for public use on a first come, first serve basis and free broadband wireless internet access to those who bring in wireless enabled devices. The library has electronic card catalog stations to help patrons find library resources. To assist patrons in finding health information, laws, and news, the City has created a list of reference and search resources on the internet. To use this, click on "Public Information Portal" located in the link list to the right. You can now search for items in our collection by using our online catalog .
Youth Fishing Pole/Rod Loan Program
The Fishing Pole/Rod Loan Program allows young anglers the chance to try fishing without having to buy equipment. Fishing poles have been donated by Alaska State Parks and this equipment is available to be borrowed at no cost. The goal of the program is to promote fishing and the appreciation of our natural resources by combining angling skills with the ethical care of the environment. View our brochure for more information - Youth Fishing Pole/Road Loan Program Brochure.
To obtain a free borrower's card, permanent adult residents of the state of Alaska are required to present an acceptable photo identification (Alaska Driver's License, State issued Identification Card, or USA Passport) and a piece of current cancelled mail (no more than four week old).
Minor children ages 7-18 may apply for their own library card when accompanied by their parent/legal guardian. The parent/legal guardian must have a library card in good standing and be willing to assume responsibility for the minor for misuse or abuse of library materials.
Non-residents or visitors may apply for a Temporary Library card after presenting adequate photo identification, along with a $25.00 deposit. $20.00 is refunded when card is turned in before the end of the calendar year. Deposit is mailed to your permanent home address.