These are some great resources available free online!
MeL offers MI residents many services 24/7. You can read full text articles from magazines and newspapers with the MeL Databases; you can explore Michigan's heritage through photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical data with MeL Michigana; and much much more! To access from home, you may need to login with your library card or Michigan driver's license.
MeL Business Gateway has free resources specifically for businesses! From strategic planning, to demographic and industry profiles, to marketing, and beyond, MeL Business has the information you need.
Glassdoor is a website that provides information on jobs and companies posted by employees and other job seekers. In their words "Get Hired. Love Your Job." Start your search today!
Michigan's Secretary of State Office has a new online, no-wait service called ExpressSOS. Renew your driver's license, renew your state ID, get voter information about registration, precinct locations, sample ballots, and much more! Check it out today!
The Michigan Child Protection Registry offered through the Michigan Secretary of State’s office is a free service that blocks adult ads from reaching emails, mobile phones and Instant Messenger IDs belonging to children and
teens. Similar to the federal Do Not Call List, the Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact
service for Michigan residents. Signing-up takes only seconds and the information entered is kept secure and
private. Visit www.protectmichild.com to learn more.
HealthCare.gov is a great place to start to find out more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Michigan Legal Help is an interactive website built to help self-represented litigants handle relatively simple civil legal matters on their own. This project is funded by a grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF) as part of the Solutions on Self-Help Taskforce (SOSTF). No login is required.
Zinio is our new online magazine service. You can select the current issues from over 100 titles. You will need to create an account and authenticate with your library card.
Here is a quick step-by-step instuction guide: Zinio Instructions
Mango Languages is an online language learning program. You can learn practical converstaion in just minutes!
Log in with your library card and set up a profile to track your progress today! For more information you can visit Mango's webpage.
Here is a quick step-by-step instuction guide: Mango Instructions
OverDrive Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks! Great Lakes Digital Libraries offers free downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Formats include WMA, MP3, ePUB, and PDF! Login with your library card and pin number and get started downloading today!
Here are some step-by-step instruction guides for common devices:
Barnes and Noble Nook with Adobe Digital Editions
Barnes and Noble Nook with WiFi and App
Great Lakes Talking Books is a service for all Michigan residents who cannot read regular print due to a physical disability. Applications are available through the Great Lakes Talking Books website or at your local library! There is also a service for Wisconsin residents. See our Great Lakes Talking Books Flyer for more information!
NetLibrary includes more eBooks you can access online! Browse the collection, checkout a title and read an eBook online today!
Famous Quotes & Authors Looking for a fun and famous quote or author? Try searching this website!
What's Next™: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library is an excellent resource for fiction books in a series. Search by Author, Book Title, or Series Name!
DrivingTests.org provides a free driver's education program for Dickinson County Library patrons, including practice tests for cars, motorcycles, commercial driver's licenses and online driver's manuals!
SCOLA's mission is to help the people of the world learn about one another; their cultures, their languages and their ideologies. You can watch streaming international television, "on the street" videos, country introduction videos, and more. Use the SCOLA database to practice your skills in a foreign language, learn about international news, or connect with home. See the SCOLA Services & Languages Flyer for more information, and the SCOLA Instructions for details!
A to Z: The USA is a database available through your library, created by World Trade Press. Here you can find
detailed information about our country, the states, and geographical features. You'll find details here specific
enough for research assignments, with sections like Demographics, Geography, and Government & Politics.
Looking to travel, or move to a new state? Find maps, local economy information, and the history of your
Global Road Warrior is a database available through your library, created by World Trade Press. Here you can
find detailed information about countries all over the world. A whole spectrum of pages is available for each
country, spanning from research interests (Culture & Society, History, Money & Banking, News Feeds, Religion)
to travel information (Health & Medical, Holidays & Festivals, Maps, Transportation).
"Explore, study, review" with CliffsNotes, "the original and most widely imitated study guide."
The "World's largest library of free online Literature Summaries, with over 460 Study Guides / Book Notes / Chapter Summaries online" can be found at PinkMonkey.com!
Bragging to have "everything you need to study or teach literature," BookRags is a site to search for literature summaries and more!
JiffyNotes has free study guides that "focus on literary analysis" for both classic and contemporary literature.
Don't forget to check out our Local History and Genealogy Resources which include PowerPoint Presentations, documents, and websites on local history and much more!