The library offers mini-workshops on how to use these online resources.
Many articles and reference sources are full text and can be printed
- Silver Maples Library Catalog
- Chelsea District Library (CDL)
Services include downloadable e-books and a low vision service center
Hours and Location
Downloadable Collections (Libby, Overdrive, and more)
Low Vision Service Center
- Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled @ AADL
A free service that loans books, magazines, and videos in several alternative formats to eligible residents
Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) phone numbers, hours, and location
WLBPD Materials, Equipment, and Services
- MasterFile Complete (Ebscohost)
TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 3,400+ FULL TEXT TITLES: 2,300+
Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books.
Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including:
business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion.
Also includes photos, maps, and flags.
- Newspaper Source Plus
TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 1,300+ FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,300+
Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines.
Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference books covering the following topics: education, environment, general reference (including employment, health and wellness, personal finance, and social skills), history, law, nation and world, religion, and science.
- Biography Reference Center
More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.
- Health Source – Consumer Edition
TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 100+ FULL TEXT TITLES: 70+
Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more.
Information comes from magazines, books, Clinical Reference System reports, and pamphlets.
- Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,900+
Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.
- Legal Information Reference Center
Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by topic including Elder Care and Seniors, Money and Finance, and Wills and Estate Planning and more.
A majority of the full text legal reference books provided through NOLO.
- Literary Reference Center
TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 460+ FULL TEXT TITLES: 380+
Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems.
Covers information on thousands of authors and their works.
Topics include: plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews.
- Michigan Authors and Illustrators
A searchable database of authors and illustrators who were born,
currently reside in, or write or illustrate books where Michigan has import. Brought to you by the Michigan Association of Media in Education, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Center for the Book. One of our residents enters the data.
- My Heritage Library Edition
Family history/genealogy resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions.
Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.