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From ebooks to language learning to homework help, the Marin County Free Library offers a variety of free, online research and resources that can be accessed from within the library and from home with your library card. Apply for a library card.

Due to licensing agreements, some resources limit access to in-library use, public library use and Marin County Free Library jurisdictions. Access is noted in each description. For more information or to find out if your home library is within a Marin County Free Library jurisdiction, visit the MARINet Help page.
 

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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

This scholarly collection offers full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Access Science

This discovery and reference tool provides authoritative encyclopedia articles on science and technology, plus multimedia and graphics, science news, biographies of scientists, and a study center.
(Available only to Marin County Free Library jurisdiction residents due to licensing agreements)

Alt HealthWatch

This resource focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Ancestry: Library Edition

Available only in the Civic Center Library and the California Room.  Explore your family history by searching a wide array of genealogical sources, including census reports, birth and death records, and immigration records. Deepen your family history with newspaper articles, yearbook photos and more.
(In-library use only at the Civic Center Library due to licensing agreements)

Anne T. Kent California Room Digital Archive

A searchable repository of source materials documenting local history from the Anne T. Kent California Room collection, this growing database includes over 1,000 photographs, images, and oral histories as well as articles from historic Marin County newspapers. Search across all digital items or browse by collection. For more information, visit the California Room page.
(Free online resource accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere.)

Axis 360 eBooks

Axis 360 offers interactive eBooks. Many titles are enhanced by color, video, and audio using the Blio reading app -- great for picture books, cookbooks, craft books, graphic novels and other books with color images. The Blio app is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All eBooks include a text-to-speech for the print-impaired.
(Available to Marin County Free Library residents with a valid library card)