Your FREE Access to the World's Largest Newsstand

We are excited to announce access to digital, on-demand versions of popular magazines through Zinio!

Choose from more than 70 popular magazines and read the latest issue for free, anytime, anywhere, with no waiting lists. Zinio's digital platform recreates each issue of a magazine page-for-page, including full-color pictures. You turn the pages by clicking and you can even search for keywords in articles. You also have access to interactive media elements such as audio and video.

You can view Zinio magazines on a computer, via a web browser, or via an App.

To get started you need a valid Carter Memorial Library card, an email address, and an internet-enabled device on which to read the magazines. Ask library staff for help with setting up a Zinio account or follow the instructions under the Zinio logo.

Ready to get started? Click the Zinio logo at the top left of the screen! Happy reading!

 

 

Kindles & Nooks Available for Checkout

KINDLE eREADERS: Thanks to the generosity of CANS FOR KIDS, we have five Kindles available for check out.

Three of the Kindles have titles appropriate for high school readers and two of them are more appropriate for middle school readers.

Both sets of Kindles contain a collection of popular fiction and classic titles and new titles will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Although these Kindles are meant to encourage and inspire our young patron's love of reading, they must have a parent or guardian over the age of 18 with them (who must have a valid library card and photo ID) to check out the eReaders.

To view the titles, availability, or to place a hold on the Kindles, search our catalog for "Omro Kindle" and two records will come up. If you click on each record you will be able to view the titles available on each set of Kindles.

  • Kindles 1 and 2 contain titles appropriate for middle school readers
  • Kindles 3, 4, and 5 contain titles appropriate for high school readers

NOOK eREADERS: You can also borrow Nooks from Carter Memorial Library! To check availability, check titles, or place a hold on either one of our two Nooks, search the library catalog for the title "Omro Nook" and select either:

- Omro Nook #1

- Omro Nook #2

Each Nook comes with lots of popular titles, preloaded and ready to read. Most titles can be changed to large print titles by changing the text size on screen.

For more information about checking out our Nooks, please stop in or contact us. For information on the Nooks and how to use them, check out the links below.

Using the Nook Simple Touch (video tutorial)

* You must be 18 years or older to check out one of our Nooks

 

Local Genealogy Sites

Local Vital Records Index

(formerly known as the "Omro Vital Records Database")

Search the Local Vital Records Index to find marriage and wedding announcements, anniversary announcements, obituaries and death notices that were published in the local newspapers (including the Berlin Journal, the Green Lake County Reporter, the Markesan Regional Reporter, the Omro Herald, and the Princeton Times-Republic), 1977- June 1980 and 2002-current.

This database was designed by staff from the Winnefox Library System and compiled by staff and volunteers from Berlin Public Library, Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake, Mill Pond Public Library in Kingston, Markesan Public Library, Carter Memorial Library in Omro and Princeton Public Library.

Universtiy of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Unique historical and cultural collections of digitized letters, diaries, reminiscences, speeches, photographs, oral history tapes, manuscripts and maps.

Collections of local interest include:
- Oshkosh, Omro, and Winnebago County, Wisconsin - Atlases and Histories