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Check out all of these great resources and tools provided to you through the state of Minnesota


AskMN is an instant chat service allowing you to seek live help from an experienced librarian anytime, day or night, seven days a week. Within minutes, a professional can respond to your question, linking you to reliable information and resources.

eLibrary Minnesota

ELM contains magazine, newspaper, journal articles, eBooks, and information from reference sources. It also includes information about careers, practice tests for professional licensing, and for college entrance testing.

Minnesota Digital Library

A database of digitized original materials shared by cultural heritage organizations across Minnesota. These materials include images, text, audio, film, and more, with new items added on a regular basis. The resources found on this site support research for scholars, educators, students, and the public.

Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

Thanks to your library, you can now create, edit, format and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book—all for free. Includes instructions and online video guides to support independent authors and small publishers.


MNLINK allows you to request books, DVDs, CDs, and other items from more than 600 public, school, and college libraries in Minnesota. If NWRL doesn't have what you are looking for, get it delivered to your local branch at no charge.

MN Writes, MN Reads

For Minnesota writers interested in publishing and sharing eBooks, and readers looking for eBooks published by independent local and national authors.


Cemetery & Obituary Research for Pennington, Red lake and Marshall Counties compiled through an LSTA grant and maintained by the Northwest Regional Library.