The library makes available online databases that can bring you all kinds of information…and it’s all available 24/7!
Need help on using the databases? Check out our video tutorials on the slider below, or on the sidebar to the right!
Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online resource for family history. Unfortunately, this online database can ONLY be accessed IN the library, so you can’t access it from home. Please see Heritage Quest below for a comparable service that can be used from home.
BadgerLink provides access to full text magazines, newspapers and reference resources, literature, and other information. For a full listing of all Badgerlink resources, including a direct link to the Consumer Reports database, click HERE.
BookMyne mobile app brings convenient, social-savvy library functionality to your smartphone including library information, holdings and services. BookMyne is compatible with Androidand iPhone/iPad.
DrivingTests.org offers free sample tests and study aids to prepare for your written DMV Test.
Duolingois the world’s most popular way to learn a language. It’s 100% free, fun and science-based. You can take fun, easy lessons in many languages, including French, German, and Spanish.
The Elkhorn Oral History Projectis a collection of recorded interviews from longtime residents of the City of Elkhorn. These unique perspectives give an excellent glimpse into our shared history.
Flipsteris a new, easy to use, service in which you can download and enjoy popular current magazines. You can browse through their extensive collection of magazine titles, enjoy them on your computer, or download the app onto your preferred device and read on the go! A link for the app on Android devices can be accessed HERE.For Apple devices, head over HERE.
Gale Coursesoffers a huge variety of courses you can take to develop invaluable job-related skills in a huge number of career fields. Examples include, using Microsoft Office, Accounting Fundamentals, and Creative Writing. Start developing career-changing skills today!
HeritageQuestprovides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture
Job Center of Wisconsinis the official job listing service of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and a great place to began your search for a new job or just see what opportunities are available
Job Seeker is a collection of free resources, recommended by Wisconsin public libraries, to help build skills and find jobs.
Kanopy is a streaming service where you can watch a huge library of television shows and films for all ages. You can check out up to 5 titles a month for no charge!
LearningExpress – Whatever your career goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of the online Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Learning Center categories include College Preparation, Computer Skills, Workplace Skills Improvement, U.S. Citizenship and many more.
Lynda.comis a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. With your library card, you can access thousands of informational videos to learn a huge variety of professional and technical skills through Lynda!
Overdrive is your source for ebooks, audiobooks, video and music. New to overdrive? Once you are on the Wisconsin’s Digital Library site, click on ‘My Help’ for a step-by-step tutorial. Need more help? Click HEREfor our instructions sheet.
Check out Libby, the new app from OverDrive! Libby is a streamlined version of the OverDrive app that makes borrowing and enjoying eBooks and Audio easier than ever. Need help getting started? Check out our brochure HERE.