All branches of Marin County Free Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

South Novato Library reopened July 1 in new location at 931 C St, Novato. More details.

Access premium online resources for free with your library card

These resources are available to anyone with a valid Marin library card, unless noted in the descriptions. (Some resources are only available to cardholders who live in our jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements). [Explain this]


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3M Cloud Library

Download full color eBooks using the free 3M Cloud Library app. 
For more information, visit our eBooks page.

 

Academic Search Complete

Find articles in many areas of academic study including the sciences, engineering, math, social sciences and humanities.

 

Access Science

Find encyclopedia entries and articles on science and technology, plus multimedia and graphics, and science news.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

Biography Reference Center

Comprehensive collection of biographies, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, historical figures, world leaders, inventors, musicians, and many others.

 

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Academic journals, books and trade publications covering the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines.

 

EBSCO Combined Search

Search all our EBSCO databases simultaneously, covering a wide range of subjects.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research which includes Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Readymade Job Search Letters, Grizmek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, the Ancient World, Dictionary of American History, Fashion Costume and Culture, the Greenwood Library of World Folktales, the Gale Encyclopedia of Science and more.

 

Green Planet Stream

Instantly stream nature and environmental films from around the globe.

 

Help Now! Homework Help

Get live online homework help from an expert tutor. For students of all ages, in English or Spanish. Monday - Friday 1pm -10pm PST. Also includes a writing lab, test center, live skill building, foreign language lab and adult learning center.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

Hoopla

Instantly stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music from your computer or device.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL or Sausalito Library jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

IndieFlix

Instantly stream movies including award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

JobNow: Live Job Assistance

Get expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. Also includes an adult learning center offering test preparation including the GED and U.S. Citizenship test, writing lab and academic skills center with live online tutors.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

Learning Express Library

Online learning center with subject review and practice tests for occupation exams, AP tests, SAT & college prep & U.S. Citizenship test. Skill-building materials in math, reading and writing for all age groups.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

Literary Reference Center

Comprehensive resource with information on thousands of authors and their works, including literary criticism, biographies and bibliographies.

 

Lynda.com

Online learning video programs by experts in a variety of subjects; including business, design, web and photography. Classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL or Mill Valley jurisdictions) [Explain this]   (Mill Valley patrons access here)
 

 

Mango Languages

Online language learning program in a variety of languages, focusing on everyday conversational skills. Also includes English as a second language.

 

MAS Ultra: School Edition

Research tool designed for high school students, containing articles from many popular magazines.

 

MasterFILE Premier

Comprehensive resource offering articles from academic journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.

 

Middle Search Plus

Research tool designed for middle school students, containing articles from many popular magazines and reference books. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

 

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Independent investment research providing data on a wide variety of investment offerings; including stocks and mutual funds, real-time data and investment management services.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

Newspaper Source Plus

Find articles from many current newspapers, including Marin Independent Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and others. Also includes TV and radio news transcripts from major broadcasting networks. See also ProQuest Newspapers.

 

NoveList

Get recommended reading suggestions by entering a title or author to find similar books. Explore reading lists and book discussion guides.

 

NoveList K-8

Get recommended reading suggestions for K-8 graders by entering a title or author to find similar books. Explore reading lists, award-winner lists and book discussion guides.

 

OneClickdigital

Download audiobooks using the free OneClickdigital Media Manager app.
For more information, visit our eBooks page.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL and Belvedere-Tiburon jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

OverDrive Digital Downloads

Our largest collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks. Download using the free Overdrive app or read in your browser with the OverDrive Read option.
For more information, visit our eBooks page.

 

Points of View Reference Center

Learn about topics from opposing viewpoints, with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide. Articles include citations. Topics include affirmative action, cloning, Israel & the Palestinians, separation of church and state, and many more.

 

ProQuest Newspapers

Find articles from current major national and international newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. See also Newspaper Source Plus.

 

Rock's Backpages

Search this archive of music journalism for articles on artists from all genres of rock music, from rockabilly to hip hop. Also includes audio interviews.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

Student Research Center

Research tool designed for Middle and High School students, including articles from magazines and reference books. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

 

Topic Search

Explore articles on social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Sources include international & regional newspapers, magazines, polls, pamphlets and government information.

 

Tuition Funding Sources

Find scholarships, college and career information for students.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

Zinio Digital Magazines

Full color digital versions of popular magazines to read online or download with free mobile apps.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL, Belvedere-Tiburon, Mill Valley or San Anselmo Library jurisdictions) [Explain this]