A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.
Need help using your computer, tablet, smartphone or e-reader? Library staff can provide one-on-one assistance in a variety of areas, including basic computer skills, saving and moving digital files, using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), using the library’s online resources and more.... (read more)
The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.
Wisconsin's Digital Library is a catalog of free e-books, audiobooks and videos that you can download and enjoy for limited periods of time. All you need is a library card and special software to facilitate the download process. Help topics / resources: First-time Users: Getting Started Tech Time: One-to-one assistance... (read more)
A variety of current, popular magazines are available for free online viewing via EBSCOhost! Use the links below to access these resources. (Please note the "availability" date rage; not all issues will be immediately available after publication in print.) If you encounter an error, visit https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/resource/masterfile-complete and click... (read more)
An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for children.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes a section with teacher resources. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.
An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for teens.
LEAP is a program that allows visually impaired patrons to access special e-book content thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and BookShare. Eligibility requirements must be satisfied to access this free service: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/bookshare-me/who-qualifies.
BiblioBoard is a catalog of e-books by self-published authors. A number of curations are included: "Indie Wisconsin" features content by self-published Wisconsin Authors. "Library Journal's Top Indie Reads" features indie e-books selected by Library Journal. "Popup Picks" is a rotating collection that includes award-... (read more)
The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.
This digital library provides access to a collection of titles from academic and research institutions worldwide.
A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 485 billion archived web pages.
Download free books and texts. Contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
View classic books from the Library of Congress.
Over 1 million free-to-keep classic ebooks in multiple formats, plus a free ebook lending library offered in partnership with public libraries world-wide. This site also collects bibliographic information, with the goal of creating "one page for every book ever published."
Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free e-books. Choose among free epub books, free Kindle books, download them or read them online. These are "public domain" books no longer protected by copyright, and are generally older works.