Cooking and baking with help from your library

Eating a meal that you create yourself can be rewarding. Whether you are trying something new or putting a new spin on something familiar, let the library help you find what you need to know to create that meal or dessert. Your library card gives you free access to online resources and books.

Online resources

Hennepin County Library's online resources can help you find what you need to plan a menu or to create singular dishes without leaving your home.

PressReader allows you to page through daily newspapers or search across titles. Check out Food in the Los Angeles Times on Saturdays or food sections in hundreds of other newspapers.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary give you access to thousands of downloadable cookbooks and entertaining guides. Browse the cooking categories for titles that are currently checked in or see what’s coming soon and request next season’s cookbooks.

You can bring the recipes right into your kitchen by downloading the PressReader, OverDrive and cloudLibrary apps on your mobile device.

Community Cookbook is a monthly series of video cooking demonstrations from local chefs, restaurants, and organizations.


You'll find a selection of cookbooks on these staff-created lists:

Or you can use the library catalog to browse many more cookbooks in the library collection or find cookbooks especially for kids and teens.