Online Resources

eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks

WISCONSIN'S%202Wisconsin’s Digital Library, powered by Overdrive, offers ebook and eaudiobook titles that can be borrowed and downloaded to your personal device.  A valid Monarch library card is necessary for checkout and placing holds. Our new Libby app is the easiest way for mobile users to get started with digital books and audiobooks from your public library. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.


 RB Digital offers unlimited access to over 150 digital magazines for viewing on any computer or mobile device, as well as 28,000 always-available audiobooks. A valid Monarch library card and an email account are necessary to use this free service. (Visit the Help Link for more information, FAQ, user guides and tutorials for specific devices.)


Electronic Databases

The Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers contains full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s.


BadgerLink is an online index to thousands of magazines and newspapers. It is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning. provides articles on health, public safety, marketplace, economics and judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers. Part of BadgerLink.

Found in WisconsinFIW is a searchable index hosted by over 500 libraries, museums, historical societies, genealogical societies, schools, and various cultural organizations around Wisconsin. Search for links to websites containing historic photographs, video & sound clips, written documents, maps, newspapers, cemetery indices, and much more.

The Monarch Library System is thrilled to be able to provide all patrons in every member library the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning through Gale Courses.  This robust online resource provides access to exceptional classes on multiple topics of interest, including career training programs. If you seek deeper knowledge of areas from A (Accounting) to W (Writing), Gale Courses has something for you.

heritagequestHeritageQuest Online offers genealogical information including a census search (complete set of Federal census images from 1790-1930, include name indexes for many years), books (20,000 family and local histories), and the PERSI index (over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles).

LELLearningExpress Library offers interactive online practice tests and tutorials for many exams, including: ACT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Law Enforcement, LSAT, Postal workers, SAT, US Citizenship. Includes  immediate scoring, answer explanation, and analysis of your results.

Morningstar Investment Research Center is a database designed especially for libraries. It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary. is the largest online newspaper archive. Search historical newspapers from across the United States and beyond. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research. Part of BadgerLink.

NoveList is a reader’s advisory database from EBSCOhost providing access to information on fiction titles as well as feature content including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more. Part of BadgerLink.


Recollection Wisconsin provides a gateway for searching and displaying content from the Wisconsin library digital image collections. All aspects of Wisconsin history, culture, government and industry may be found.



Troubleshooting offers a logical, systematic tool to solve any problem. Through a detailed process of elimination, Troubleshooting will eliminate doubt and help you arrive at the best solution with the click of a button.


US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in full-text format.



WISCAT is a project of Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL&LL), Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and contains material in all formats, including books, serial titles, videorecordings, sound recordings and other kinds of materials located in public, academic, school and special libraries in the State of Wisconsin.

wismediaThe Wisconsin Media Lab is a free online educational video service available for Wisconsin residents. It is a partnership between the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to provide streaming and downloadable video programs for students and teachers. Part of BadgerLink.


worldcatWorldCat is a worldwide catalog of library collections that includes more than 67 million bibliographic records with items in many different formats.