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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]

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3M Cloud Library

Download full color eBooks using the free 3M Cloud Library app. 
For more information, visit our eBooks page.


Academic Search Complete

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


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.)


Biography Reference Center

Comprehensive collection of biographies, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, historical figures, world leaders, inventors, musicians, and many others.



Online video storybooks for kids, paired with nonfiction eBooks, reinforcing reading skills and developing real-world knowledge. 


Business Source Complete

Find company profiles and articles from business and trade journals.


California Digital Newspaper Collection

Access full image scans of selected historical California newspapers from 1846 to the present. 


Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Academic journals, books and trade publications covering the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines.


Consumer Health Complete

Find information on all areas of health and wellness including fact sheets, pamphlets, reports, images and diagrams.


EBSCO Combined Search

Search all our EBSCO databases simultaneously, covering a wide range of subjects.


Elementary School Explora

Look up articles and facts for elementary school projects and homework.


Enki Library

Download and read eBooks using the free Bluefire Reader app.
For more information, visit our eBooks page.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research which includes Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Readymade Job Search Letters, Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, the Ancient World, Dictionary of American History, Fashion Costume and Culture, the Greenwood Library of World Folktales, the Gale Encyclopedia of Science and more.


Health Source: Consumer Edition

Access consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. 


Health Source: Nursing, Academic Edition

Scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines, particularly nursing and allied health.


Help Now! Homework Help

Get live online homework help from an expert tutor. For students of all ages, in English or Spanish. Monday - Friday 1pm -10pm PST. Also includes a writing lab, test center, live skill building, foreign language lab and adult learning center.

High School Explora

Look up articles and facts for high school projects, homework and research.



Instantly stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music from your computer or device.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL or Sausalito Library jurisdictions) [Explain this]


Learning Express Library

Online learning center with subject review and practice tests for occupation exams, AP tests, SAT & college prep & U.S. Citizenship test. Skill-building materials in math, reading and writing for all age groups.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]


Legal Information Reference Center

Legal information and forms for consumers and small businesses from Nolo reference books.


Literary Reference Center

Comprehensive resource with information on thousands of authors and their works, including literary criticism, biographies and bibliographies.


Little Pim

Online language learning system for children ages 0-6.

Online learning video programs by experts in a variety of subjects; including business, design, web and photography. Classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions, as well as Belvedere-Tiburon, LarkspurMill Valley, San AnselmoSan Rafael and Sausalito jurisdictions) [Explain this]


Mango Languages

Online language learning program in a variety of languages, focusing on everyday conversational skills. Also includes English as a second language.


Marin Employment Connection: Got Work? Job Blog

Find jobs posted on the Marin Employment Connection's job blog, featuring employment opportunities across the Bay Area.


MAS Ultra: School Edition

Research tool designed for high school students, containing articles from many popular magazines.


MasterFILE Premier

Comprehensive resource offering articles from academic journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.


Middle School Explora

Look up articles and facts for middle school projects and homework.


Morningstar Investment Research Center

Independent investment research providing data on a wide variety of investment offerings; including stocks and mutual funds, real-time data and investment management services.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL, San Rafael Library or Belvedere-Tiburon Library jurisdictions) [Explain this]


Newspaper Source Plus

Find articles from many current newspapers, including Marin Independent Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and others. Also includes TV and radio news transcripts from major broadcasting networks. See also ProQuest Newspapers.



Get recommended reading suggestions by entering a title or author to find similar books. Explore reading lists and book discussion guides.


NoveList K-8

Get recommended reading suggestions for K-8 graders by entering a title or author to find similar books. Explore reading lists, award-winner lists and book discussion guides.


OverDrive Digital Downloads

Our largest collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks. Download using the free Overdrive app or read in your browser with the OverDrive Read option.
For more information, visit our eBooks page.


Points of View Reference Center

Learn about topics from opposing viewpoints, with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide. Articles include citations. Topics include affirmative action, cloning, Israel & the Palestinians, separation of church and state, and many more.


Professional Development Collection

Read articles from many education journals including Booklist, Education, High School Journal, and more.


ProQuest Newspapers

Find articles from current major national and international newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. See also Newspaper Source Plus.


Reference USA

Search business listings and view detailed company profiles. Filter by business type, geography, sales volume and other criteria. Also includes US white pages and job postings. Limit: 25 downloads per search.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL, Mill Valley Library or San Rafael Library jurisdictions) [Explain this]


Regional Business News

Articles from regional U.S. and Canadian business publications. 


Safari Tech Books Online

Read online books on technology, digital media and business topics on your computer.


SELF-e Self-publishing Platform

Submit your ebook for free to the library's new self-publishing platform. 
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

Small Business Reference Center

Get up-to-date information on starting, growing or rescuing a business from Nolo business reference books online. Also includes how-to videos on all aspects of managing a business. 


Standard and Poor's Daily Price Record

Look up historical and current pricing data for securities traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and American Stock Exchange.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]


Topic Search

Explore articles on social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Sources include international & regional newspapers, magazines, polls, pamphlets and government information.


Zinio Digital Magazines

Full color digital versions of popular magazines to read online or download with free mobile apps.