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.
The library's Wausau Headquarters offers a collection of video games! View and request these games below. They are shelved in the A/V Collection on the first floor. Discs are not in the cases; you will receive the disc at checkout. Video games check out for 14 days and may be renewed once. There is a $1 per... (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.
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.
Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Offers test preparation resources for the ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and more. Also, offers tutorials for all ages in the subject areas of reading, writing and math.
Check out these book reviews written by Marathon County teens! Also includes reviews for games, movies, graphic novels, and magazines. Feel free to add comments and contribute your own reviews!
An interface designed specifically for students in middle school and high school with an emphasis on topical browsing for age-appropriate EBSCOhost articles.
Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content, including science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology and wildlife.
Access point for Britannica's encyclopedia content for children in elementary, middle and high school. Details: Every article and image have a citation. Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation. Switch between levels to find appropriately challenging articles.
Formerly known as Wisconsin Media Lab, the WPT Education website contains collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, including video, sounds and images organized by subject area.
Multimedia educational resource featuring stories of climate change by Wisconsin Public Television. Details 10 short videos and two animations. Includes background essays and online interactives. Great for grades 6-12.
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.
Job information for teens, including employment laws, interview and application tips and basic business etiquette.
Offers free college-level courses from major U.S. universities, including a wide range of topics: the humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and others. Earn certificates of completion for your resume.
This is a free driver education program that includes online driver's manuals and practice tests for the car and motorcycle as well as the Commercial Driver's License. It includes a "Read Aloud" toolbar in the footer of every page that will read each page, transfer the audio to MP3 files, and can translate the text into other languages.
Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site is specifically designed to help K-12 students explore career options based on their interests and preferences. (More in-depth data is available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics main site at www.bls.gov.)
This site provides a compilation of resources, tools, and information to empower all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) to make safe, smart and ethical decisions about technology use. Created by The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
A non-profit website offering free access to over 3,000 educational videos that cover math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Intended for learners of all ages, including K-12 students and adults. Learners (and parents/educators) may also track lesson progress using this website.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout Wisconsin. Allows parents and educators to discuss relevant titles and teaching strategies. Also, children and teens are encouraged to create and share "book trailer" videos for sharing on this site.
Provides links to financial aid programs and applications for schools throughout Wisconsin. HEAB is responsible for the management and oversight of the state's student financial aid system.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13+. Every week during the summer, free audiobooks are available for download (and keep).
Lots of information about young adult books, including lists, reviews, author bios, and more.
This resource is source of "honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life" for teens.
A digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).
This is a free smartphone/tablet app created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to help teens, parents, library staff, educators and anyone who loves young adult literature access YALSA's growing database of book awards and book lists.