Chat with a Librarian

24/7 Live Online Reference


This library partnership service is best for simple questions that are not specific to your local library.

If you need help with a local item or service, please call or email us.

Access premium online resources for free, in the library or from home with your 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.



Learning Express Library

Web-based learning solution for test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources.
(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
What does this mean?

Aprendizaje en línea de lectura, escritura y matemáticas para ganar las credenciales GED o preparación para ser ciudadano estadounidense. 
(Disponible a residentes de las jurisdicciones de la Biblioteca Gratuita del Condado de Marin)

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Literary Reference Center

A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes as part of a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) 

Little Pim

An online language learning system for ages 0-6, Little Pim, powered by Mango Languages, introduces children to foreign language in a way that is accessible and engaging. The method incorporates words and themes that are relevant to a child’s daily life, and research shows that early language learning enhances verbal development, social and cognitive skills.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) provides self-paced, online learning video programs by experts in a variety a subjects; including business, design, web and photography. Thousands of classes are available and are targeted towards beginners, intermediate users, advanced users and appropriate for all users. Classes are available on your home computer, in the library and on mobile devices.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
What does this mean?