These are some great resources available free online!
NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE!
Formerly available through MeL, but now available through the Dickinson County Library, ChiltonLibrary includes valuable resources for car maintenance and repair and much more. Check it out today and access information and tools such as:
- Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
- Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
- Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
- Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
- Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
- ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
- A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.
NEW RESOURCE TO TRAIN YOUR BRAIN!
BrainHQ is a product from Posit Science designed to help you be your best throughout your life, using brain-training exercises clinically proven to improve cognitive performance. Here are just a few things you can do once you set up your BrainHQ account: get a personalized daily training schedule based on your unique preferences and performance, train in all 25+ brain exercises, including a different exercise each weekday with the Daily Spark, and choose any challenge with a specific goal in mind like Hearing in a Crowded Room or Brain Training for High Achievers!
Set up your account now and begin training for a happier, healthier brain! You will need your library card barcode to create your account. For best results, you may wish to use Mozilla FireFox or Google Chrome.
LOOKING FOR TAX FORMS? We typically receive some printed forms delivered to the Main Branch, but you can also print your own copies from these websites, as well as instructions for filling in and submitting your taxes!
Federal Tax Forms: Use the search box to search for the Form Number you need, or click Current Year in the left menu.
Michigan Tax Forms: Select the form you need from the list.
Library staff cannot provide you with any tax advice, but we are happy to help you obtain the forms you need.
Money Smart Week is a collaborative effort to help the public to become more financially literate! Check out our displays of free publications at the Main Branch, or use these links to become more money smart any time of the year!
For more information on events and attractions in our local area, visit www.ironmountain.org!
MeL offers MI residents many services 24/7. You can read full text articles from magazines and newspapers with the MeL Databases; you can explore Michigan's heritage through photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical data with MeL Michigana; and much much more! To access from home, you may need to login with your library card or Michigan driver's license.
The Michigan Activity Pass offers library cardholders passes for use at cultural destinations, state parks, recreation areas, and campgrounds within Michigan! Simply click on the MAP picture at left, search by attraction or by area, enter your information, and print your pass! Patrons can print one pass per library card per week, and passes are good for 7 days from printing. Use your library card to check out our great state!
Glassdoor is a website that provides information on jobs and companies posted by employees and other job seekers. In their words "Get Hired. Love Your Job." Start your search today!
Michigan's Secretary of State Office has a new online, no-wait service called ExpressSOS. Renew your driver's license, renew your state ID, get voter information about registration, precinct locations, sample ballots, and much more! Check it out today!
MI School Data has launched a new Parent Dashboard, designed especially for parents and other caregivers, containing the information they care about most when learning about their children’s schools. It is a collaborative effort involving a variety of state agencies, and the State Board of Education. The website centralizes data on everything from standardized test scores to attrition and expulsion numbers and data about student-staff ratios, among a host of other information.
The Michigan Child Protection Registry offered through the Michigan Secretary of State’s office is a free service that blocks adult ads from reaching emails, mobile phones and Instant Messenger IDs belonging to children and
teens. Similar to the federal Do Not Call List, the Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact
service for Michigan residents. Signing-up takes only seconds and the information entered is kept secure and
private. Visit www.protectmichild.com to learn more.
HealthCare.gov is a great place to start to find out more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Michigan Legal Help is an interactive website built to help self-represented litigants handle relatively simple civil legal matters on their own. This project is funded by a grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF) as part of the Solutions on Self-Help Taskforce (SOSTF). No login is required.
RB Digital Magazines is our digital magazine service. You can select current issues from over 100 titles, and view full archives of back issues as well! You will need to create an account and authenticate with your library card. Here is a quick step-by-step instruction guide: RB Digital Instructions
Mango Languages is an online language learning program. You can learn practical conversation in just minutes!
Log in with your library card and set up a profile to track your progress today! For more information you can visit Mango's webpage.
Here is a quick step-by-step instruction guide: Mango Instructions
Enjoy digital audiobooks and eBooks! The Great Lakes Digital Library offers free downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Login with your library card and pin number to get started downloading today!
OverDrive offers two apps for borrowing our digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks,
Libby and OverDrive. You can also read or listen in your browser!
Here are some instructions for using Libby with iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices!
Here are some step-by-step instruction guides for using OverDrive on common devices:
Barnes and Noble Nook with Adobe Digital Editions
Barnes and Noble Nook with WiFi and App
Great Lakes Talking Books is a service for all Michigan residents who cannot read regular print due to a physical disability. Applications are available through the Great Lakes Talking Books website or at your local library! There is also a service for Wisconsin residents. See our Great Lakes Talking Books Flyer for more information!
NetLibrary includes more eBooks you can access online! Browse the collection, checkout a title and read an eBook online today!
Famous Quotes & Authors Looking for a fun and famous quote or author? Try searching this website!
What's Next™: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library is an excellent resource for fiction books in a series. Search by Author, Book Title, or Series Name!
DrivingTests.org provides a free driver's education program for Dickinson County Library patrons, including practice tests for cars, motorcycles, commercial driver's licenses and online driver's manuals!
A to Z: The USA is a database available through your library, created by World Trade Press. Here you can find
detailed information about our country, the states, and geographical features. You'll find details here specific
enough for research assignments, with sections like Demographics, Geography, and Government & Politics.
Looking to travel, or move to a new state? Find maps, local economy information, and the history of your
Global Road Warrior is a database available through your library, created by World Trade Press. Here you can
find detailed information about countries all over the world. A whole spectrum of pages is available for each
country, spanning from research interests (Culture & Society, History, Money & Banking, News Feeds, Religion)
to travel information (Health & Medical, Holidays & Festivals, Maps, Transportation).
"Explore, study, review" with CliffsNotes, "the original and most widely imitated study guide."
The "World's largest library of free online Literature Summaries, with over 460 Study Guides / Book Notes / Chapter Summaries online" can be found at PinkMonkey.com!
Bragging to have "everything you need to study or teach literature," BookRags is a site to search for literature summaries and more!
JiffyNotes has free study guides that "focus on literary analysis" for both classic and contemporary literature.
Don't forget to check out our Local History and Genealogy Resources which include PowerPoint Presentations, documents, and websites on local history and much more!