Online Resources

Library Online Catalogs

Request a physical item and pick it up at the Willmar Public Library

Search the Pioneerland Online Catalog to request items held in any of Pioneerland’s 32 member libraries (including WPL). 

Search MNLink to request items available from libraries throughout the state of Minnesota.

 

Online/ Downloadable eBook and eAudiobook options

Download or read a book online from these resources

 

OverDrive provides downloadable eBooks and eAudioBooks available for checkout and Download to many mobile devices.  

EBooks Minnesota provides online access to eBooks from Minnesota independent publishers. 

The collection includes literature and nonfiction books on a number of subjects geared towards readers of various ages.   

Discover local authors:  indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream. 

Also, you can now create eBooks and share them with readers across the state.  

 

 

Research Tools and Databases

Free online databases that provide access to encyclopedias, journals, and magazines. 

ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents access to magazine, journal, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, media, including images, videos, and audio files, and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, career, occupation, and test prep, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more.

eLibrary MN Databases Include:

Britannica: Encyclopedia information in a variety of searchable formats geared towards different age groups.  

EBSCO: 25 resource databases providing thousands of articles from scholarly, trade, and popular periodicals and journals.

Gale: Access to 10 resource databases geared towards professionals and students. Database’s provide access to Reference book, Encyclopedia, Scholarly Journal, and Magazine information.  

ProQuest: Provides full text access to variety of state and national newspapers.  

 

Nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books. Covers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.