Dear Adele,
I need to create a resume for the first time and I’m not sure how to begin. Can you help?
-Job Seeker

Dear Job Seeker,
Our Brainfuse service offers resume templates, live resume help, and even interview coaching! You will need to create an account to have full access. Visit https://cedarfallslibrary.org/learn/databases/ and click on Brainfuse to get started.
Sincerely,
Adele


Dear Adele,
The library should have a YouTube channel! Have you considered doing this?
-Mother of Five

Dear Mother of Five,
We do have a YouTube channel that we recently started! You can search YouTube for Cedar Falls Public Library. We are rolling out a wide variety of videos including staff introductions, storytime resources, and other information about our resources.
Sincerely,
Adele


Dear Adele is a weekly advice column that provides answers to your questions about Cedar Falls Public Library’s digital services.

Dear Adele,
I am looking for some independent books and fan fiction that I can download. Is there an easy source for this?
-Indie Fan

Dear Indie Fan,
Our Biblioboard service has just what you are looking for! You can browse the collections from our homepage or do a search for your favorite genres. No library card is required, you just need to be in the Cedar Falls area. There is no limit on how many titles you can have at once or how many times per month you can download titles. Get started by visiting https://library.biblioboard.com/.
Sincerely,
Adele


Dear Adele,
While I was on Hoopla I got this error message: The collective daily borrow limit set by your library has been reached and will reset at midnight. Please browse and add titles to favorites so you can easily access them after midnight. What does that mean?
-eBook Reader

Dear eBook Reader,
This message means that our library’s purchase limit for e-materials has been reached with Hoopla. This is because our library pays per checkout. As such, we only have so much we can spend each day on Hoopla. But do not worry! That limit gets reset at midnight every night. In the meantime you can mark a book as your favorite by clicking on the heart next to “borrow”. This will save it as a favorite in your My Hoopla so you can check it out for later. Happy reading!
Sincerely,
Adele


Dear Adele is a weekly advice column that provides answers to your questions about Cedar Falls Public Library’s digital services.

Dear Adele,
You are closed to the public because of COVID-19. I don’t have a library card but would like to use Libby and Hoopla. How do I get a library card?
-Soon-to-be-Library User

Dear Soon-to-be Library User,
During this time we are able to register new library users via the phone or by email. Please call the Information Desk at 319-273-8643 or email info@cedarfallslibrary.org to request a library card. They will help you get your library card and answer any questions you have about the process. Keep in mind that when using Libby or Hoopla you will need your library card number and PIN number. For help using these two services visit https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/ or https://cedarfallslibrary.org/digital/hoopla/. Happy Reading!
Sincerely,
Adele

Dear Adele,
I can’t seem to log into Libby. It’s asking for something called a PIN number. What is that?
-Anxious User

Dear Anxious User,
A PIN number is a number assigned to your library card. The number will either be the last four digits of your phone number or the default of 1234. If neither of these options work for you, please email the Reference Department at reference@cedarfallslibrary.org to request your PIN number. Be sure to provide your library card number when you email the Reference Department. Happy reading!
Sincerely,
Adele

Dear Adele is a weekly advice column that provides answers to your questions about Cedar Falls Public Library’s digital services.