If you don’t have a library card, but you wish to use digital items, you can apply for a card through the Arrowhead Library System website. If you include an email address as part of your application, your card number will be emailed to you the same day your physical card is placed in the mail.
ABC Mouse helps children build a strong foundation for future academic success. Children can learn and explore with their parents, or on their own (depending on age and ability), in a safe and secure online educational environment. Kids can play free at the library.
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.
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. Click this link to access the full consumer reports.org website. *Accessing from home will require an userid 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.
E-Books 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.
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.
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.
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.
MNLink 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.
We now have access to Tumble Book Library through the Arrowhead Library System. They have a grade K-6 Children’s Ebook Database, a K-6 Math Database, a 7-12 grade Ebook Database, and an Adult Audiobook Database. This is an amazing resource!