Online Library Resources

 ICON library card = Open access at the Main Library and Ellettsville Branch or at home with a library card number.

 ICON mcpl = Accessible only at Main Library and Ellettsville Branch.

 ICON reader = Accessible anywhere without a library card.

Ancestry Library Edition

Library icon -- Genealogical information from 1.2 billion+ records in 3,000+ databases. U.S. Federal Census from 1790, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index are included.

Education, Genealogy Adults
Audiobook Downloads

 ICON library card -- Go to the Indiana Digital Media website to download FREE audiobooks to play on your digital device or copy to a CD.

Books & Literature, Downloadable Kids, Teens, Adults

Reader icon -- Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books! Thousands of titles, including selections for children, are always available, and there's no need to download. Just browse, click, listen.

Books & Literature Kids, Teens, Adults
Bloom Magazine Index

Reader icon -- Search for information about articles that appeared in Bloom Magazine. Compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers in partnership with Bloom.

Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

logo -- Provides extensive information about children's books, video and audio recordings, and other media. Records includes official cataloging data, subject terms, and annotations, plus information provided by various Reading Measurement Programs. In addition, CLCD contains full-text reviews of children's books. Search by genre, age-level recommendations and more.

Books & Literature, Education, Reader's Advisory Adults

card -- ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.

Automotive, Consumer Adults
Community Organizations

reader -- Search our database of organizations in Monroe County.

Local Information Adults

card -- is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services. accepts no outside advertising, no free test samples, and has no agenda other than the interests of consumers.

Automotive, Consumer, Downloadable, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults

card -- CultureGrams aims to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples with photos, videos, interviews, statistics, recipes and more.

Education, Encyclopedias Kids, Teens, Adults
Digital Collections

reader -- Includes At War & At Home, a digital collection examining what Bloomington and Monroe County were like before, during, and after the Civil War; and Indiana Bedrock, a photographic collection of Monroe County's early limestone artists, craftsmen, and workers, placed in a context that is meaningful, memorable, and accessible to all. Compiled by Indiana Room staff, community partners, and volunteers. Part of Indiana Memory.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
E-Reference Library

card -- Access thousands of pages in hundreds of eBooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Print, email and download articles.

Books & Literature, Downloadable, Education, Legal Teens, Adults

 ICON library card -- Checkout and download eBooks to read on your digital devices.  eBooks are available from the 3M Cloud Library and the Indiana Digital Media website from Overdrive.

Books & Literature, Downloadable Kids, Teens, Adults

card -- eSequels is an online guide to series fiction that is current and complete so you can find the newest title by your favorite author or spot a title that you may have missed. Novels are listed in the correct reading sequence so you can begin at the beginning . Character, location and subject are indexed as well as author and title. Brief annotations are provided that describe each title without "giving away" any surprise endings.

Books & Literature, Reader's Advisory Teens, Adults

card -- Fold3 is a subscription website that features searchable original documents of special interest to genealogists and historians, providing users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. Browsers are invited to share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues.

Education, Genealogy Teens, Adults
Foundation Center Databases for Grants

-- Monroe County Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. This is made possible with the financial support of United Way of Monroe County. These databases are only available inside the Main library in Bloomington. Ask staff for assistance. More information.

Grants/Nonprofits Adults

card -- Free music downloads you get to keep forever--no due dates. The files you download never expire and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions on them. Including Sony Music's entire catalog of hundreds of thousands of songs--over 50 music labels in more than 100 genres of music.

Downloadable, Music Kids, Teens, Adults

reader -- A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Grolier Online - America the Beautiful

card -- State-by-State history and current events for elementary and middle schools with over 1,400 colorful, easy-to-read, highly interactive articles with over 2,300 of the most useful Web links - complete with summaries. Also has timelines, games, an almanac and maps.

Education, Encyclopedias Kids, Teens, Adults
Grolier Online - La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

card -- A comprehensive reference resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish-language students.  Articles are recommended for elementary school students.

Education, Encyclopedias, Languages, Science Kids, Teens, Adults
Grolier Online - Lands and Peoples

card -- A geography and current-events encyclopedia with the latest information including articles, maps, photographs and charts on each and every country in the world plus many other features.

Education, Encyclopedias Kids, Teens, Adults
Grolier Online - Multimedia Encyclopedia

card -- Quick reference with rich media and news for middle school and high school - Reduce search time across a wide variety of media with the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia--the powerful database that contains both resources for students and activities for teachers and librarians to use with their students.

Education, Encyclopedias, Science Kids, Teens, Adults
Grolier Online - New Book of Knowledge

card -- An online encyclopedia, complete with Wonder Questions, facts and figures, projects and experiments, literary selections, and Internet links to carefully evaluated related sites.  Articles are recommended for elementary school students.

Education, Encyclopedias, Science Kids, Teens, Adults
Herald-Times Full Text

ICON library card -- Search full text articles for the Herald-Times newspaper from April 1988 - present.  Additionally includes full text articles from a variety of news magazines, including The Atlantic, Field & Stream, The National Review, Smithsonian and more.

Education, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Kids, Teens, Adults
HeritageQuest Online

card -- Provides a collection of research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture. Includes more than 25,000 genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials. All materials are keyword searchable and can be downloaded and copied. Also includes Census images for 1790-1930. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, and ethnicity.

Education, Genealogy Teens, Adults

Reader icon -- INdiana SPectrum of Information REsources--A database of newspaper, magazine and journal articles, many of them full-text. INSPIRE can be accessed by Indiana residents who have Internet access at school, home, in their library or at their place of business. If you are having trouble using INSPIRE from home or work, visit the INSPIRE Frequently Asked Questions page.

Downloadable, Education, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Kids, Teens, Adults

reader -- Holdings of the Indiana University Libraries. IUCAT may be used by anyone.

Books & Literature, Local Information Teens, Adults

card -- Learn4Life (also known as Ed2Go) offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to enroll in courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Education Teens, Adults
Local Information

reader -- Resources and links provided by the Indiana Room and Nonprofit Central.

Local Information Kids, Teens, Adults
Mango Languages

card -- Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, including some films, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

Education, Languages Kids, Teens, Adults
Mitchell1 ProDemand

logo -- Mitchell1 is the premier provider of automotive repair and estimating information to the automotive industry. A single source look-up to locate any year, make, model and product as it relates to a repair procedure, wiring diagram, spec, parts and labor estimating, a TSB or factory recall.

Automotive, Consumer Adults
Monroe County Obituary Index

reader -- Includes obituaries from old and current local newspapers in Monroe County. Compiled by MCPL staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Monroe County Yearbook Index

reader -- Search by name for faculty, staff, and students in area yearbooks. This database is compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information Kids, Teens, Adults
Morningstar Investment Research Center

card -- Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks,  thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating, hundreds of exchange-traded funds with up-to-date information on returns, reports and Morningstar ratings and return information on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles. Includes easy-to-use portfolio tools and calculators. [Inside the library - use this link: Morningstar]

Business & Investment, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
National Geographic Publications Index

reader -- This index contains records describing each NGS magazine article, book, map, video, cd-rom, and more. From 1888 to date.

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Novelist Plus

card -- Fiction and non-fiction recommendations for a wide range of adult, teen and child reading interests as well as book reviews, author read-alikes, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles. mobile access

Books & Literature, Reader's Advisory Kids, Teens, Adults
Reference USA

card -- The ReferenceUSA database contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and churches. In addition, the Residential database includes 102 million U.S. households.

Business & Investment, Consumer, Education Teens, Adults

reader -- A collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books suitable for middle school and high school grades.

Books & Literature Kids, Teens
TumbleBookCloud, Jr.

reader -- TumbleBookCloud junior is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books, designed specifically for kids in grades two to six.

Books & Literature Kids

Reader icon -- TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, including some early reader, chapter books and bilingual titles. Also features videos on nonfiction topics and puzzles and games for children.


Books & Literature Kids

card -- WorldCat is a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions. With millions of online records built from the bibliographic and ownership information of contributing libraries, it is the largest and most comprehensive database of its kind.

Books & Literature Teens, Adults

card -- Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device. There are nearly 100 of the most popular titles, enhanced with interactive features. With no subscription limits and no expirations, it's free to any Monroe County Public Library cardholder.

Downloadable, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults