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The Middleton Public Library
is a member of the
South Central Library System


Middleton Public Library's Online Video Tutorials

Here you will find online video tutorials to help you use some of the library's fantastic online resources.  We're starting with tutorials on using OverDrive and our genealogy databases and hope to add more!  For questions about our video tutorials, please e-mail the library at
OverDrive Video Tutorials
OverDrive is a library service that is used to download digital audiobooks, videos, and music to your home computer.  You can listen or watch on your computer, or you can transfer them to a portable device, like an mp3 player or an iPod.  In some cases, you can put them on CDs.  These online video tutorials will help you get started.  If you have any questions or encounter any problems, check out OverDrive's comprehensive help section.  Also check out our PDF handout on using iPods with OverDrive.

Downloading Adobe Digital Editions

Using LINKcat to Find Downloadable Audiobooks, Videos, and Music

Using OverDrive's Website to Find Downloadable Audiobooks, Videos, and Music

MP3 vs. WMA for OverDrive Audiobooks

Installing the OverDrive Media Console

Checking Out and Downloading OverDrive Materials

Using the OverDrive Media Console

Placing and Canceling Holds


Ancestry Library Video Tutorials
Ancestry Library is a genealogy database to which the library subscribes.  It must be used in the library, but it is a very powerful tool that provides access to over 6,000 individual databases, including the U.S. Federal Census and U.K. Census Collection; passenger lists; and many naturalization, military, and vital records.  Watch these online video tutorials to see some sample searches.

Performing a Basic Search

Performing an Advanced Search

Searching with Wildcards  *COMING SOON*

Performing a Ranked Search  *COMING SOON*


HeritageQuest Video Tutorials
HeritageQuest is another genealogy database to which the library subscribes, and it may be accessed from home with a library card.  It provides access to genealogy records and digitized books, including U.S. census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, and military rosters.  These online video tutorials will show you examples of what you can find and do with HeritageQuest.

Searching the Revolutionary War and Books Collections

Printing Census Images



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