Contact: (218) 362-5959
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Located: 2020 East 5th Ave; Hibbing, MN 55746

Research Databases

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Request a library item! Search MnLINK and place requests to have books, CDs, DVDs, articles, and more delivered to your local library—or access electronic books and journals online.



Online Research! Electronic Library Minnesota - Search to find online articles and electronic books on a vast array of topics—try this first instead of Google, Yahoo, or MSN for trusted information resources.


Minesota reflections

Find Maps! Minnesota Reflections - Search to find photos, documents, and maps related to Minnesota history.




Genealogy Research! Ancestry Library Edition - Search an international database of records including censuses, military records, obituaries, travel records, church records, birth, marriage and death records and more! *Note: Ancestry can only be accessed through library computers*



Genealogy Research At Home! HeritageQuest Online - Log in at home with your library card and access US censuses, city directories, military records, Social Security death indexes, and more!


Get A Librarian! AskMN - Get real-time answers from a librarian 24/7.


Access Chilton Manuals! Chilton Library Automotive Repair -  Information for most makes, models and years of consumer vehicles sold in the United States. (ALS)



Research Online! EBSCO MegaFILE - This is the broadest of the EBSCO databases, combining Masterfile Premier, Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News. (ELM)



Use An Encyclopedia! Encyclopedia Britannica - General information on an assortment of topics. Video and audio clips are available as well as a list of "The Web's Best Sites". (ELM)



Tutoring Support! HelpNow from BrainFuse - Homework help, skills building, writing lab, 24/7 homework question center, adult learning and language support. Final exam practice tests and live help! (ALS)



Start A Job Search! JobNow from BrainFuse - Write a resume and get feedback. Practice interview techniques. Assess career skills and learn how to build them. (ALS)


Practice Tests! LearningExpress Library 3.0 - Take practice tests for the SAT, ACT, GED and GRE, among hundreds of other career and academic preparation courses. (ELM)



Medical Information! Medline Plus - Answer health questions with extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.



Find A Topic! Find A Topic - Categories include business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities, book reviews, politics and government including the 2016 presidential election, social issues, sports and technology.



Reader's Advisory! Novelist - Reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes: Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. (ALS)



Find Scholarly Journals! Directory of Open Access Journals - Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. (Free)


Point of view

Research Papers! Points of View Reference Center - Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects and a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.



Find References! Gale Virtual Reference Library - Find references in a variety of subjects including: arts, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, science and technology.

Computer Training Links

Digital Learn  offers short, interactive online courses to help you get started using a computer. Topics include using a mouse and keyboard, working with Windows 7 software and more! It also offers courses specific to create a resume, searching for jobs online, and buying a plane ticket.

GCF Learn Free  offers text and video based tutorials on a wide range of technology. Learn basic technology skills and more advanced skills for your device , for using social media like Facebook and email skills.

Learning Express 3.0 Computer Center helps you to progressively learn computer skills, including using Photoshop. Create an account and build your computer skills!

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Health Insurance (Affordable Care Act) Help

  • MnSure: the central health insurance marketplace for Minnesotans.
  • Health Insurance Marketplace : information on the national Affordable Healthcare Act and how to find an insurance provider.

Legal Help for Minnesota and St. Louis County

Government Websites

Tax Information

Regional Newspaper Websites