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Don't Miss Lists

Looking for the popular Don't Miss Lists in LINKcat? They're back, with archives!

Wisconsin's Digital Library

Go straight to the Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by OverDrive or learn more about all of our eBook offerings. With Overdrive, you can download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos directly to your computer or for use with a variety of devices. Fiction and nonfiction are included, and many popular titles are available.

Online Resources

AudioBookCloud
An online audio book collection which includes a wide range of genres and classic as well as newer titles. Titles include biographies, romance, full-cast plays, and more. | more info »
The Collections include books that are published or distributed in the United States and Canada and in print when the current H.W. Wilson Core Collection volume went to press. Original paperback editions and paperback reprints of some essential titles unavailable in hardcover are included. | more info »
A wide selection of academic e-books from top publishers and presses. | more info »
The EBSCOhost eBooks collection (formerly NetLibrary) includes the searchable full text of over 8,000 online books. Fiction and nonfiction are included. | more info »
A full-text database combining information from many sources in one unique location. Plot summaries, articles, author biographies, book reviews, novels, literary journals, short stories, poems, and much more. | more info »
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. | more info »
NoveList K-8 meets all the fictional reading needs of kids (0-18) and includes picture books, chapter books, and young adult titles. | more info »
RomanceBookCloud
A curated collection of romance ebooks Whether it be contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal or inspirational, you will love to read about love at RomanceBookCloud. | more info »
A custom Safari Books Online library that contains a specially-tailored subset of 200 titles from Safari Books Online's extensive library. Safari Books Online has many best-selling, top-rated computing and technology books. | more info »
Generate enthusiasm for children's and young adult books with this multimedia-rich website full of book readings, author interviews, book reviews and more. | more info »
TeenBookCloud
This online collection of eBooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books offers students and adults of all reading levels access to a range of content including fiction, nonfiction, classics, drama, and graphic novels. | more info »
Tumble Book Library
A collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, books, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games which is used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries across the world. | more info »
TumbleMath
Use TumbleMath to “hook” your children on math, and make connections across the different skills with these fun and educational math books! | more info »
Worldcat is a database of millions of records describing books and other library materials from around the world. Use it to find items you are unable to find in LINKcat. | more info »

Books News

Important Update on Checked Out Materials

Flipster online portal for magazines

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. 

Mar 18, 2020

Banned Books Week | Sep 22-28

Reading banned books benefits our worldview, our empathy, and our democracy.

Banned Books Week (September 22-28) brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, to shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Sep 25, 2019

Upcoming Author Events

Wisconsin Book Festival September events

Enjoy Wisconsin Book Festival events all year round! Several incredible authors are headed your way in September, so make plans to join us. The complete list of events can be found at wisconsinbookfestival.org.

All Wisconsin Book Festival events are free and open to the public, no tickets or registration required. 

Sep 3, 2019