Online Resources

With your resident MPL card, you have access to tons of online e-books, resume writing tools, business information, and more — all for free!

Ancestry Online

Billions of genealogical records to help you research your family history. Ancestry can only be accessed at the library.

Candid Foundation Directory

Resource for finding grants and funding for non-profits. Only available in the library.

Candid Grants to Individuals

Search for scholarships, fellowships, and student aid. Only available in the library.


Learn a new craft or get inspiration for your next make! Includes hundreds of videos guiding you through projects for painting, sewing, knitting, baking, jewelry making, and more.


Information on non-profits, including funding sources and services. Only available in the library.


Free for all Indiana residents, INSPIRE gives you access to many different resources, including newspapers, academic articles, career support, history information, and much more. 

New York Times Online

Access inside the library or anywhere.

Get the latest world news and award-winning journalism from one of the best-known newspapers in the country. Create a free account to start. If outside the library, use the code that’s shown on the link.


Online access to local and national news sources, including The Elkhart Truth, The Goshen News, The South Bend Tribune, USA Today, and more. Articles are updated daily, and you can also find archived articles from years past.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

NoveList K-8 Plus

An online encyclopedia with articles on topics ranging from art to biographies to current events, science, and much more.

Teen Book Cloud

Contains over 400 titles including YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks, graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic.


A collection of animated, talking picture books for kids with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles.

Looking for eBooks, eAudiobooks and streaming video? Check out the Digital Media page for Libby (eMagazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks), hoopla (eBooks & eAudiobooks) and Kanopy (streaming video)!