Online Research

Search articles and databases for academic research, genealogy, local history, consumer and general research. Get access to these premium resources for free with your library card.

Note: Access to a few of our online services may be restricted depending on where you live. Which services can I access?

Articles & Publications


Consumer Reports: Product reviews & ratings

Consumer Reports

Read issues of the Consumer Reports magazine online for expert independent product reviews and ratings.
Consumer Reports 2022 Annual Buying Guide

Consumer Reports Annual Buying Guide Now Available Online

Need help deciding which product to buy? Now you can access CR's trusted annual guide online with your library card.


Ancestry: Discover your family's story

Ancestry (In-Library Access Only)

Discover your family's story. Research your genealogy through censuses, vital records, photos, maps, and more. Available only in library.
Heritage Hub: U.S. Obituaries from 1704-Today


Explore your family history with this collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today.

Genealogy: Ethnic Heritage Links

Expand your genealogical research with this list of links to selected websites, compiled by the National Archives.

Local History

Anne T. Kent California Room

Discover local history with the California Room's research guides, newsletter articles and digital collections.

Anne T. Kent California Room Digital Archive

Search or browse all collections on the California Room's Digital Archive.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Access full image scans of selected historical California newspapers from 1846 to the present, including many Marin County newspapers.

Jobs & Business

brainfuse VetNow: Expert help for veterans & job seekers


Get expert help and resources for veterans and job seekers, including live job coaching and resume lab.
Reference Solutions: Search business listings

Reference Solutions

Search business listings to find new business opportunities, research companies, conduct job searches, conduct market research and more.

Homework Resources

HelpNow: Free Online Tutoring for All Ages

Live online help in a range of subjects. Available in several languages.

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