Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed by 5pm on Wed., 11/21, and closed all day Thu., 11/22.

Resources: WVLS

Online Resources

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.

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Library Catalog (V-Cat)

Browse the collections of all MCPL locations, plus the collections of other public libraries in the Wisconsin Valley Library Service. For more information, please visit our Checkout Policies / FAQ webpage. Suggest a Purchase -- Use this form to recommend items or subject areas that are not currently part of the... (read more) WVLS MCPL Online Catalog

Wisconsin's Digital Library (OverDrive® / Libby®)

Wisconsin's Digital Library is a catalog of free e-books, audio books 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. Wisconsin's Digital Library is a service of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium and is... (read more) WPLC MCPL WVLS Online Catalog E-books Audiobooks
NoveList

NoveList

A reader's advisory service designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides and more! BadgerLink Reading Advice WVLS Online

Ancestry: Library Edition

Only accessible while at the library. With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry is a comprehensive online source of information available for conducting genealogical and local history research. (Note: There may be occasions when this resource is temporarily unavailable due to a limit of four simultaneous connections within... (read more) Genealogy WVLS Online

Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT)

Browse the WISCAT interlibrary loan catalog to find and request items that are not available in the regular library catalog (V-Cat). Borrowing limits: Requests for interlibrary loan items borrowed via WISCAT will be limited to five requests per patron per month for a total of 60 requests per year. For interlibrary loan assistance,... (read more) MCPL WVLS Online Catalog

Foundations in Wisconsin

Searchable profiles of active grant-issuing foundations in Wisconsin for use by local grant-writers. Please ask a library staff-member for access; the password to this database is not shared with the public.   (Staff access: https://goo.gl/mmYtzG) Grants and Scholarships Small Business WVLS Online
Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Maintenance and repair documentation for ATVs, commercial mowers, lawn tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. Home and Garden WVLS Online

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Provides how-to information for many popular hobbies and crafts, including arts and crafts; collecting; games and electronics; model building; home and leisure; needlework; outdoors and nature; and scrapbooking and papercraft. WVLS Hobbies and Crafts Online
Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

An online tool for home improvement assistance, including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home and garden, etc. WVLS Home and Garden Online
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Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Gale Courses is well-suited for people who want a self-paced learning... (read more) WVLS Online Online Courses Computers and Technology