Online Library Resources

eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks

WISCONSIN'S%202Wisconsin’s Digital Library, powered by Overdrive, offers ebook, eaudiobook, and emagazine titles that can be borrowed and downloaded to your personal device.  A valid Monarch library card allows you to borrow items and place holds. The Libby app is the easiest way for new users to get started. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10...


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 a gateway to thousands of online magazines and newspapers. Multiple databases of information are available to Wisconsin residents for free via 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, and other cultural organizations around Wisconsin. Search for links to websites containing historic photographs, video & sound clips, written documents, maps, newspapers, cemetery indices, and much more.

Gale provides access to free 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.

HeritageQuest Online offers genealogical information including a census search, books, and the PERSI index to 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. 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.


Transparent LanguageTransparent Language NEW! helps you learn a new language at the library, at home, or on the go using any Internet-connected device. Available in 110+ languages, including ESL, learners have the flexibility they need to learn a new language anytime, anywhere.

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.