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Access premium online resources for free with your library card

These resources are available to anyone with a valid Marin library card, unless noted in the descriptions. (Some resources are only available to cardholders who live in our jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements). [Explain this]



Academic Search Complete

Find articles in many areas of academic study including the sciences, engineering, math, social sciences and humanities.


Access Science

Find encyclopedia entries and articles on science and technology, plus multimedia and graphics, and science news.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]


Alt HealthWatch

Find articles and reports on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.


Ancestry: Library Edition

Explore your family history by searching genealogical sources, including census reports, birth and death records, and immigration records as well as newspaper articles, yearbook photos and more.
(In-library use only at the Civic Center Library and California Room)


Anne T. Kent California Room Digital Archive

Explore local history materials from the Anne T. Kent California Room collection, including photographs, oral histories and articles from historic Marin County newspapers. More information.
(Accessible to everyone. Library card not required.)


Axis 360 eBooks

Download full color and popular eBooks using the free Axis Reader and Blio apps. Blio is also 100% ADA compliant with text-to-speech capability.
For more information, visit our eBooks page.