The Saint Paul Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4.
The Dayton's Bluff Library will be closed July 2 - 4.


Research Databases

  • MnLINK

    Shared catalog of public, academic, and school libraries in Minnesota.

  • WorldCat

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Selected Websites

Twin Cities Public Libraries

Twin Cities Academic Libraries

  • CLICnet

    Shared online catalog for the libraries of Augsburg College, Bethel College, College of St. Catherine, Concordia College, Hamline University, Macalester College, Northwestern College, and the University of St. Thomas.


    Online catalog for the University of Minnesota libraries.

  • MnPALS

    Search online library catalogs for Minnesota colleges, universities, special libraries, and government agencies.

Twin Cities Special Libraries

  • CALCO - Capitol Area Library Consortium

    Twenty-three libraries and information centers serving the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Minnesota state government, and the citizens of Minnesota.

  • Hmong Resource Center Library

    A collection of Hmong-related books, periodicals, theses and dissertations, academic journal articles, newspaper articles and videos.
    Located in the Hmong Cultural Center.

  • James J. Hill Center Reference Library

    Business library serving students, entrepreneurs, consultants, employees of large and small businesses, government employees and employees of other non-profit organizations.

  • Minnesota Historical Society Library

    Collections chronicling the history of Minnesota. This site provides information about the Society's collections, research tips, and access to the library's catalog and several indexes.

  • Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

    Information resources which support the legislative process and promote the understanding of state government, including a public policy collection and Minnesota state documents.

  • Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Resource Library

    Over 4,000 items on child development, child care business resources, early childhood curricula, training DVDs, and more. Many items are in Spanish, Hmong, Somali and other languages. Free and open to the public.

Law Libraries

  • Ramsey County Law Library

    Extensive collections of print and electronic resources. The collections support federal, state and local legal research. Many materials are also available for the general public needing basic resources on legal issues.

    The Ramsey County Law Library can help you find legal information. Please note that the library cannot offer legal advice.

    If you have questions about landlord/tenant issues, family law, conciliation court, wills/probate planning, etc., and/or need information about court forms, please contact the law library's "AskLawLibrarian" message service at:


  • Minnesota State Law Library

    The state's principal legal resource center serving the judiciary and all branches of state and local government; the legal profession; other law, public and academic libraries; and the general public.

Minnesota Libraries & Library Agencies


    The Metropolitan Library Service Agency.
    Links to local libraries' web sites, summer reading program information, and other information about Twin Cities metropolitan area library resources.

  • Minnesota Library Directory

    Search for libraries in Minnesota by name, place, or type.

  • Metronet

    Resources by and for Twin Cities metropolitan area librarians. Links to local libraries and library associations.

  • Minitex

    Network of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota libraries cooperating for efficient and effective service.

  • Minnesota Library Association

    The statewide organization representing all libraries and library workers.

  • Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

    The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library (MBTBL), located in Faribault, Minnesota, provides direct library service to pre-school age children to seniors with visual, physical and reading disabilities for whom conventional print is a barrier to reading.

    Library materials are sent free of charge by the U.S. Postal Service. Patrons can request library materials through the online library catalog, as well as by telephone, email, and/or postal mail.  A large number of books and magazines are also available to download from Minnesota Braille and Audio Reading Download (MN BARD).

Libraries World-Wide

  • LibWeb

    Links to over 8000 libraries in 146 countries.


    Find books, music, videos, articles, and more in libraries near you and across the country.

  • Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress. The Library of Congress website includes American cultural history exhibits and catalogs of the Library's holdings.

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