Resources

Libby

Download eBooks and audiobooks from the comfort of your home.

MNLINK

Search the MnLINK Gateway and place requests to have books, CDs, DVDs, articles, and more delivered to your local library—or access electronic books and journals online.

ELM (eLibrary Minnesota)

Search the eLibrary Minnesota to find online articles and electronic books on a vast array of topics—try this first instead of Google, Yahoo, or MSN for trusted information resources.

Ask MN

Get real-time answers from a librarian 24/7 at AskMN.

Minnesota Digital Library (MDL)

Search the Minnesota Digital Library to find photos, documents, and maps related to Minnesota history.

Ebooks Minnesota

Ebooks Minnesota, an online ebook collection spearheaded by Minnesota’s libraries, is open to Minnesota readers. The collection is accessible online at EbooksMN.org and via free apps from iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle. There is no charge to libraries or individuals who wish to use the collection, and no username or password is required. Ebooks Minnesota is open to all readers within Minnesota’s borders.

Creativebug

Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You'll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.

Use your library barcode number to create a user account.

MN Writes MN Reads

For writers interested in easy-to-use, free resources for publishing and sharing e-books, and for readers interested in discovering books by local writers, your Minnesota libraries bring you MN Writes MN Reads.

Project Gutenberg

Want to have the entire works of William Shakespeare or Mark Twain in one file, and completely free?

One of the biggest benefits of ebooks is that they are convenient. One file can contain 5 thousand or 500 thousand words. Instead of downloading 50 separate books from one author, you can get most of their publications by clicking on a download button just once.

Our favorite source of free ebooks, Project Gutenberg, has on offer several files that include complete electronic publications of selected classic authors.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of Mark Twain

More Information via eBook Friendly.

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Auto Repair Source*

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

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Consumer Reports*

Consumer Reports provides trusted information for making the smart choice with thorough product comparisons with Consumer Reports' (CR) comprehensive archive of expert, unbiased product reviews.

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Legal Information Reference Center*

Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds.

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NoveList Plus*

NoveList Plus offers recommendations for titles, authors, and series, as well as audiobooks.

*Click here to find your local library's website to log into the EBSCO databases. If you are unable to find your home library's EBSCO links, click here.

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Click here to find your local library's website to log into the Scholastic sites. You will need your library card number to log in.

If you are unable to find your home library's Scholastic links, click here.

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BookFlix Animated, talking storybooks for grades PreK-3. It pairs a fiction and nonfiction book by theme. Also games and other activities. Build your early literacy skills here!

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More than 70 multimedia units of study, FreedomFlix offers students a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world.

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ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

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An Online Hub of 30,000 Ready-to-Use
Printable Learning Resources for Every Subject: Pre-K - 6

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TrueFlix® Offers hundreds of units for social studies and science core curricula  that can be used in the library, the classroom, on mobile devices, or at home.

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Watch and Learn Library More than 200 educational videos with real-world footage. For grades Pre-K to 3. In English and Spanish. Builds knowledge and expands vocabulary.