We provide our patrons with access to the following online resources, free for you to use anywhere you can get online.
- World Book Online - Kids: A searchable online encyclopedia for kids, designed to support school projects and similar learning activities. Also includes the "Early World of Learning", a set of online activities for younger children just learning to read.
- Mango Languages: One of the most popular and successful language learning tools ever produced is available to you for free. Create a free account to track your progress.
- Ancestry.com: One of the most powerful geneological research tools, available to you free. Note: Only available for use on library computers.
- Jobs for Teens: A collection of free, high quality resources to help teens and young adults find jobs, craft resumes, and hone interviewing skills.
TLN & MEL Databases
You can also access 50+ online databases and other resources through The Library Network's website. Some are provided by The Library Network, others are available to all Michigan residents through the Michigan Electronic Library. Resources available include:
- Academic OneFile: Search and access full-text scholarly journals on numerous subjects.
- Britannica School: Three sets of resources aimed at Elementary, Middle, and High School students.
- Business Decision: Access business-to-consumer market data, investment reports, rankings, and market share data to help inform your professional life.
- Chilton's: Automative car and truck repair information, with make and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, diagrams and more are all available in this easy to use database.
- Computer Database: Computer and computer-related product reviews, news, and overviews.
- And many more!