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Don't Miss Lists

The Don't Miss Lists on the LINKcat catalog front page are a quick and easy way to find the newest additions to the library catalog and immediately place holds. Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels and much more. A new list is posted monthly, with archived lists dating back to January 2018.

Book Lists

Our librarians curate book lists and frequently add and update content. Explore book lists. 

Wisconsin's Digital Library

Wisconsin's Digital Library, powered by Overdrive or Overdrive's Libby app has thousands of popular eBook and eAudiobook titles that you can read or listen to on most current mobile devices, tablets, phones, or your computer. The library purchases copies of these titles from OverDrive, the largest and leading national provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks to libraries.

Online Resources

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 »
The O’Reilly for Public Libraries Complete subscription includes more than 43,000 books and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. | 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. NOTE: Safari Books will no longer be available after December 2020. | 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 »
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 »
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

Madison Public Library Celebrates Walk-tober

Madison Public Library celebrates Walk-tober

The City of Madison is celebrating Walk-tober this October with events and challenges throughout the month, and a book list from Madison Public Library

Oct 7, 2020