A library card is required to use the Online Library programs. If you do not have a library card but would like to use the programs you can register for a library card by clicking the button below. Your card number will be emailed to you the same day your physical card is sent in the mail if an email address is included.
Ask MN- The librarian is in! This is an online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries. You must have a Minnesota public library barcode number to utilize the service. Please visit your local library if you need a card.
Brainfuse HelpNow!- Homework Help-Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests, Skills-Building, Personalized eLearning Tools, 24-Hour Writing Lab, Homework Send Question, and an Adult Learning Center with access to a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
Brainfuse JobNow!- Most online career tools provide “resume building” software or job-hunting strategies without one-to-one advice from a career coach. JobNow bridges the divide by connecting users with experienced career coaches and vast resources to assist them during all stages of their job search.
Chilton Library is an authoritative and trustworthy automotive repair and maintenance guide for DIYers and professionals.
Comics Plus - Read your favorite comics online. Click on the link below (or download the app 'library plus' to your phone or tablet. Enter your library card number and PIN. Search for titles and begin reading!
Consumer Reports- Finding the best deals, the best products, and the safest options is difficult. The library is now subscribing to Consumer Reports online to help you compare products and make smart consumer choices. *Accessing from home will require a user id and password, available from the library.
Creative Bug- Get making with Creative Bug. The Arrowhead Library System is providing unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft video classes.
EBooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state’s independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction. (Ebooks Minnesota is a joint project of Minitex and the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services. The collection was made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.) MN Writes MN Reads is a great resource for writers interested in easy-to-use, free resources for publishing and sharing e-books. It also aids readers in finding books by local authors. Biblioboard Open Access is a collection of scholarly works on film and media.
EBSCO MegaFILE- This is the broadest of the EBSCO databases, combining Masterfile Premier, Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News.
Electronic Library for Minnesota- ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, eBooks (online books), and other information resources. ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more.
Gale LegalForms- Over 36,000 legal documents and forms, including wills, name change, real estate and more. Gale Legal Forms is comprehensive in the various types of legal documents made available. Our forms are “attorney forms,” officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm and very different from those documents found in “form books” – generic, do-it-yourself documents that may not have been drafted by an attorney. Completed sample forms are also included. *To access from home you will need a password available from the library.
Gale Virtual Reference Library- Access to more than 1,000 electronic reference titles – eBooks – in virtually any subject, including health, science, art, history, biography and many more.
Hoopla is a digital service providing access to books, audiobooks, movies, comics, music and tv shows.
Learning Express Library Will help you achieve your educational and career goals by providing online test guides for everything from the PSAT to the GRE, GED and civil service, career guidance, as well as math and reading practice for everything from elementary school to college.
Libby- Access thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks with a valid card. Overdrive powers this app that can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet.
LinkedIn Learning- Log in with your library card to learn more about a variety of topics from graphic design to app development to human resource management.
Mango Language- Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. You will need your library card number to access.
MasterFILE Premier- Provides full text for nearly 1,950 publications including nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags.
MN Statewide Catalog- Access a statewide catalog of books. This is particularly helpful if the book you want is an older book that is not in our system.
Novelist- Provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes: Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.
Wall Street Journal- Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Click below to create your account, and you can start using the Wall Street Journal immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. Simply come back in three days and click the link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.