Electronic library books

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

Gale courses

Library cardholders can now select from 350+ free classes to take online, on their own schedule with Gale Courses.  Learn everything from creating a website to becoming a great cook!


Discover family history, census data passenger lists and more with Ancestry Library addition!

Access to Ancestry has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.

  1. https://www.northernwaters.org/ancestry-library-edition/
  2. Password: merlinancestry
  3. Click on the link or ancestry image
  4. May need to open an incognito window or clear browser cache

Find out about great books

With Novelist learn about fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.

Wisconsin’s online content

BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s Online Library, providing Wisconsin residents with licensed educational content from multiple sources across a range of topics.