eBooks, eAudio, eResearch & More

Students: Check out our Homework Help page 
for free online resources for learning and research.

Many of these resources will require your library card. No card? No problem.

Register online: https://www.viking.lib.mn.us/card-registration.

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OverDrive downloadable Ebooks and audiobooks

The Viking Library System subscription to OverDrive allows member library patrons to read/listen to thousands of Ebooks and audiobooks on their own devices. Download the Libby app to read and listen on your tablets, phone, and dedicated reading devices.
Check-out limits may apply. Contact your local library or Bookmobile staff for details.

       

NEW! Beginning June 28, over 3,500 magazines are available to read!

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hoopla

The Viking Library System subscription to hoopla gives library card holders access to downloadable audiobooks, movies, television, comics, Ebooks, and music.

Check-out limits may apply. Contact your local library or Bookmobile staff for details.

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HelpNow

This extensive site from Brainfuse provides customized study plans and lessons for K-12 and college students looking for guidance in math, science, reading, writing, social studies, and world languages, as well as practice college entrance exams and state standardized tests.

    

Live, online tutors and writing lab assistants are available every day from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm CST.

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JobNow

This comprehensive site from Brainfuse offers resume assistance, job interview tips, and career resources for people who are new to the job market, brushing up on job-seeking skills, or exploring a new path.

    

Looking for one-on-one assistance? Online coaches are available every day from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm CST.

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MyHeritage

The MyHeritage database includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 2 billion family tree profiles. Due to the ongoing content contributions by individual users, the database grows at an average pace of more than 1 million records each day.

MyHeritage Library Edition focuses on people-based records, which contain information about both everyday people and prominent individuals across societies and periods of time. This emphasis, plus the strength of the index, enables users to access information both about specialized topics (regions, time periods) as well as social, cultural, and political trends.

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MNLINK

Can't find what you're looking for on the Viking Library System catalog? Search other Minnesota libraries, place requests, and have items delivered to your local library or Bookmobile stop.

Ebooks Minnesota

READ LOCAL! Ebooks Minnesota is an online Ebook collection for all Minnesotans through the MackinVIA platform. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.

Ebooks Minnesota is a joint project of Minitex and the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services. The collection was made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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eLibrary Minnesota

ELM (eLibrary Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, Ebooks, and other information resources. ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more.

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Minnesota Digital Library
This is a great site to delve into primary sources, from photos, documents, and maps – all related to Minnesota history.
Teachers: Be sure to check out the Primary Source Sets, which explore “a variety of topics related to Minnesota history and culture….Drawing online materials from libraries, archives, and museums across Minnesota, these sets use letters, photographs, advertisements, oral histories, postcards, newsletters, papers, speeches and more. Each set includes a topic overview, ten to twenty primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide which includes classroom discussion questions and activities.”

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AskMN

This online service provides information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Librarians from around the state of Minnesota and the country staff this virtual reference desk. If they can't answer your question, they will have a local librarian follow-up via email.

     

You may need your library card if the librarian guides you through eLibrary Minnesota during your session.

MN Writes MN Reads

MN Writes MN Reads is a project of Minnesota public libraries that connects local authors with local readers. 

 

Interested in getting your novel, memoir, poetry collection, or children’s book into ebook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks is an easy-to-use, online tool that allows you to create professional-quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF, and more formats. Start your publishing project by creating an account in Pressbooks today!

 

Get started with our four step introduction, or view one of the many Pressbooks video tutorials online.