Online resources providing expanded access
Now is a great time to connect to library resources available from home, with many resources offering new or expanded remote access.
Log in to these resources with your library card barcode and PIN.
For help with these or any other online resources, Ask Us.
Resources with expanded access:
Available remotely only while we are temporarily closed. Automotive diagnostic and repair information, Technical Service Bulletins, and printable wiring diagrams. Best viewed using Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Connect to ALLDATA Repair
Ancestry Library Edition
Available remotely only while we are temporarily closed. Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage, and military records, family and local history collections, newspapers and directories. Best viewed using Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Connect to Ancestry Library Edition
Capital Changes U.S.
This database covers federal tax consequences of capital changes for U.S. publicly traded companies over 100 years. Now available from home.
Connect to Capital Changes U.S.
Previously available only in a library, now permanently available remotely. Interactive, guided tutorials including computer basics and operating systems and software from Microsoft and Mac.
Connect to CustomGuide
Foundation Directory Online Essential
Available remotely only while we are temporarily closed. While the library is closed, you can use this online directory to access grantmaker profiles, key decision makers and leaders, and search organization forms 990 or 990-PF.
Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.
Connect to Foundation Directory Online Essential
Limit of 8 hours of streaming per day changed to 24 hours a day until September 30, 2020. Stream and download songs or download music videos from hundreds of musical genres and thousands of labels including Sony Music Entertainment. Files downloaded are yours to keep and transfer.
Connect to Freegal
Hennepin County Law Library databases: Westlaw and Lexis
Both Westlaw and Lexis recognize the unique value that patron access at public law libraries offers to attorneys and other patrons. They have both unveiled offsite access to their products though the Hennepin County Law Library.
Contact Hennepin County Law Library for more information.
Human Resources Compliance Library
Available remotely only while we are temporarily closed. This database addresses changing HR practices and federal and state laws. Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.
Connect to Human Resources Compliance Library
Free access until July 15. Over 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie streaming films to watch on your TV, phone, tablet, and computer.
Connect to Kanopy
MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System)
Previously available only in a library, now permanently available remotely. Comprehensive career, education, and industry information specific to Minnesota. Provides résumé creator and other tools and guidance for career planning and job searching, and information for planning and funding education.
Connect to MCIS
One More Story
Previously available only in a library, now permanently available remotely. Picture books set to music and read aloud to you, or use the "I Can Read It" mode to read them yourself. For children ages 2-6.
Connect to One More Story
We thank these vendors for their support and partnership in expanding access to their content.