Can’t decide what to read next? We’ve got you covered! From Staff Picks to online databases that automagically give you suggestions based on what you’ve read and liked in the past or online book communities where friends can share their favorites – there’s plenty of help available.


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Need a little help figuring out what to read next?
Fill out the form below and our librarians will send you a list of suggestions from our collection for you to check out! After submitting, you can expect to hear back from us sometime in the next 5 days.

Online Communities

Use these websites to find book recommendations and read-a-likes based on user interests.
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Book Series Finder

KDLNeed to find out which book is the next in the series you’re reading? We like this awesome database created by the folks at Kent Library District, and you will too!

Borrow Outside of LARL

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection?


Use MnLINK to search and request from all Minnesota Libraries.


WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections. Ask your librarian for help in requesting items you find in WorldCat.


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Online Entertainment

Find books, movies and more!