LARL is pleased to provide access to a variety of resources for your research needs. If you have a LARL library card and internet access, many of our electronic resources are available to you 24/7. Simply enter your 14-digit barcode number and there you go!

Popular Resources

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ChiltonLibrary is no longer available online, however Chilton manuals are still available for check out from our physical collection. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Want to explore your family’s history? and offer comprehensive genealogy resources. Find more Ancestry & Historical resources on our Ancestry & Genealogy page.


Search the Electronic Library for Minnesota for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, eBooks and much more! ELM databases are also arranged by category.




PowerSearch to cross-search the content of multiple Gale databases in the library’s collection at one time.

Minnesota Reflections

Minnesota Reflections is project of the Minnesota Digital Library offering resources on Minnesota’s history and geography. The collection includes 210,000+ images, maps, and documents from more than 155 of the state’s cultural heritage organizations. Click here for a video tutorial on how to export Reflections’ digital content into a PowerPoint presentation.

MasterFile Premier


Use MasterFile Premier to find full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications, with full-text information dating as far back as 1975.

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Borrow from Other Libraries


Can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection? Search other Minnesota libraries to request materials via interlibrary loan through the new and improved MNLINK system. Simply request the items you want from any device and have them delivered to your home library! The previous version of MnLink will be available through October 19, 2016. Watch this brief, informative video to learn about the new MNLINK format.  





WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections. Find the materials you are looking for in a library near you! Ask your librarian for help in requesting items you find in WorldCat.

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Find a variety of resources available FREE to Minnesota residents at  Ask your librarian for help with these resources.


Ask MN


AskMN is an online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.


Online Databases

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ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, eBooks (online books), and other information resources.

Use this database to access Chilton manuals, diagrams and videos from 1940 to the present.

Learning Express provides access to e-book study guides for GRE, ASVAB, GED, SAT, and Job Skills & Career Center. To create account, enter your library barcode as the username and create a password.

Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. Accessible in libraries only.

This genealogy database provides a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history.

Search full-text periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more.

Search one or more of the following databases at the same time – great for middle & high school research: Discovering Collection, General Science Collection, Informe!, Junior Edition, Student Edition, & Junior Reference Collection.