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Important Update on Checked Out Materials

Flipster online portal for magazines

*** Important Note***

While our libraries are closed, please be advised that book drops are also closed. Please keep library materials until libraries reopen. Due dates of checked out materials will be extended to accommodate the closure, and holds will be retained at libraries until libraries reopen. 

Access Online Resources Remotely

As we work to develop more tools and resources for accessing library materials remotely, we want to make you aware of some readily-available options. Explore the databases shown below, which can be viewed in the state of Wisconsin. A Madison Public Library card number is needed to access select databases as indicated. 


Access magazines just as you would on paper in this new magazine database. Includes popular titles like The New Yorker, Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appetit and more. A Madison Public Library card number is needed to access this resource.

Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition

Find age-appropriate reference articles, journals, magazines and more. Teacher resources are also available through this school edition of Encyclopedia Britannica for grades PreK-12.

LearningExpress Library

High school and college prep, citizenship tests, and other information for career training. Create an account to test and track your progress. Includes TOEFL and some materials in Spanish.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,400 full-text newspapers, providing more than 55 million full-text articles. Videos and podcasts are coming soon. Newspaper Source Plus brings critical news content with ongoing updates throughout the day with the News View component. News View also includes more than a million TV and Radio News Transcripts from top sources: ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, PBS, and National Public Radio.


Looking for something to read? NoveList has recommendations, reviews, plot summaries, and other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.

Mango Language

An online language-learning system for help learning languages such as Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. A Madison Public Library card number is needed to access this resource. 


HeritageQuest provides access to genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, military rosters, and more.

Mar 18, 2020