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BiblioEnfants

BiblioEnfants (Tumblebooks) offre des livres animés et des romans pour les jeunes, avec des textes soulignés. En plus, la collection inclus des romans graphiques, des livres et vidéos non-fiction, des puzzles, et des jeux.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Biblioteca Tumble

Libros infantiles y de capítulos animados y con texto resaltado. Incluye libros y videos de información, audiolibros, rompecabezas y juegos. Para estudiantes de kínder a quinto grado.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors, Spanish

BookFlix

Video storybooks and online nonfiction books for young readers. Includes streaming video, games and educator resources.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

Books in Print

Information on in print, out of print, or forthcoming books, eBooks, audiobooks, and videos. Includes reviews, contents, previews, author biographies, awards information, and publisher information.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Full-text of widely read poems, plus commentaries and biographies.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

EBooks Minnesota

An online eBook collection for readers of all ages featuring content from independent Minnesota publishers and including some of Minnesota's best literature and nonfiction.
Getting started? Find the support link at the bottom of the page once you are in EBooks Minnesota.

Access provided by Minitex with funding from a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the Minnesota Department of Education.

Category: Books and authors, Downloads, eBooks

Fiction Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)

A guide to recommended classic and contemporary works of fiction, written in or translated into English, for general library collection development.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors, Libraries

Gale Literature

One search location for Gale's online literature archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete, Literature Criticism, and Something About the Author.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors

Complete biographical and bibliographic information on U.S. and international authors. Includes awards and honors, adaptations, and commentary.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors

Gale Literature Criticism

Commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and journals. Covers poetry, drama, novels, short stories, and more. Goes back to 1400.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography

Essays on authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers and playwrights. Includes biographical data, awards, bibliographies, descriptive overviews, images and reviews. DLB Yearbook offers literary events year by year.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors, History and biography

Gale Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes criticism, plot summaries, and dictionary of literary terms. Goes back to 1400.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

Gale Literature: Something about the Author

Articles and images detailing the lives and works of children's and teens' authors and illustrators.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Indie Author Project

The Indie Author Project allows self-published authors to make their eBooks available to readers in public libraries in Minnesota and potentially across the country.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors

Indie Minnesota

Self-published eBooks from Minnesota authors.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Downloads, eBooks

Loeb Classical Library

Classical Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations. Spans eighteen centuries, from 800 BC to 1000 AD, and includes epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

NoveList K-8 Plus

Resources for finding fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens by topic, genre, grade level, and Lexile score. Includes read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles. 

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

NoveList Plus

Information and resources to find fiction and nonfiction titles. Includes author read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors

One More Story

Picture books set to music and read aloud to you, or use the "I Can Read It" mode to read them yourself. For children ages 2-6.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

OverDrive Digital Library

The transition to the new MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary site has been completed. Learn more about the new site.

Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, streaming videos, and eMagazines for all ages. You can use the OverDrive Libby app to access your items on a mobile device.  

Getting started? Find the help link at the top right once you are in OverDrive.

Purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes. Additional funding from the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Downloads, eBooks

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Full-text poetry and short stories with supplemental content, including biographies and authoritative essays on topics such as poetic forms, movements and techniques.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Pressbooks

Online platform to create, edit and publish books in print-ready and eBook formats.

Access provided by Minitex with funding from a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the Minnesota Department of Education.

Category: Books and authors

RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital magazines are no longer available.

Please note:

  • eMagazines are available on a new OverDrive site
  • You can access eMagazines you previously borrowed from RBdigital by downloading the free ZINIO app or going to zinio.com (be sure to register a new ZINIO account using the same email address used with RBdigital).

Learn more about the transition from RBdigital to OverDrive.

Category: Books and authors, Downloads

TumbleBook Library

Animated story books and chapter books with highlighted text. Also includes graphic novels, nonfiction books and videos, puzzles, and games. Some titles in Spanish and French. Kindergarten - Gr 5.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

WorldCat

Library materials from public and academic institutions across the world. To request materials through Interlibrary Loan, use MNLINK.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Libraries, Books and authors