By Judy Woodward

The reference librarians at the Roseville Library receive dozens of questions from the public each month. Here are couple of interesting queries we received recently:

Q. I’d like to watch films on your movie database Kanopy, but I don’t live in suburban Ramsey County. Can I use it?

A. The Ramsey County Library subscribes to Kanopy, a video streaming service that offers free access to thousands of films, documentaries and television series.

You need not live in our library area to use the service, but you must register your library card from your home library in our system before you can start viewing. You’ll need to bring your library card and a piece of identification into one of our seven branches in order to register your card.

Once you’ve done that, we can help you create a Kanopy account and you can begin watching movies and more from the comfort of your home. For more information about Kanopy, call our library at 651-724-6001.

Q. I’m a newly published local author of a self-help book. How do I go about getting a copy of my book in your library? I’d also like to ask about offering a program for your library users based on my book.

A. Congratulations on getting your book published!

If you would like to ask the library to buy your book, the best way is to submit a suggestion through our website. You can find the right form at

Books are selected for our collection based on relevance, reviews and other criteria.

Our programming librarians handle the scheduling of events at the library. If you have a proposal for a program based on your book, you can start by sending them your ideas. Go to this link for the form you need:

Good luck with your literary career.

Judy Woodward, who lives in St. Anthony Park, is a reference librarian at the Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave. The library’s general phone number is 651-724-6001.

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