Online Resources

Marshalltown Public Library has subscribed to these great databases for you to use in the library or at home! Due to contractual restrictions, these resources are limited to Marshalltown Public Library card holders. Call or visit the library for help logging in.
Census records, Social Security Index, and birth, marriage, death records.

Brainfuse HelpNow
Tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs. Expert tutors, skills-building lessons, videos, and practice tests for further study.

Consumer Reports

Find product ratings and reviews for appliances, cars, and more from the trusted reviewers at Consumer Reports.


Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Great Courses
Unlimited access to the world’s most engaging professors enabling patrons to delve into an immersive learning experience, covering a wide variety of subjects.

Hoopla Digital

Check out TV shows, movies, music albums, comics, eBooks, and eAudio and download or stream them on computers, phones, and tablets.

Learning Express

Test preparation and practice exams for GED, ACT, AP tests. Also, career information, computer skills instruction, and more!

Niche Academy
Free tutorials that explain how to use library e-Resources like eBooks, research databases, and language learning tools.


Libros electrónicos en español.


Printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library is a collection of e-books for children, including animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories.


Free online resources for job seekers, veterans, and their families.


Download eBooks and audiobooks for free.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

Residential and business addresses and phone numbers.

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. Online available in the library.

Heritage Quest

Some Census records, family histories, and more. Can be used at home or at the library.


IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

The New York Times

Get free access to the New York Times online through the library. Unlimited access when connected to our wireless network.

NoveList Plus

Book suggestions and information for readers of all ages. Recommendations for fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks!

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People’s Law Library of Iowa

Easy-to-understand information on Iowa’s laws and more.

Transparent Language Online

Learn a new language using Transparent Language! Choose from over 100 languages to learn or 25 different English as a Second Language courses. Register online with a user name and password.


We also suggest the following free and reliable sites for health information:
Health Info Iowa, WebMD, and MedlinePlus