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McMillan Memorial Library

Over 50,000 ebooks / 20,000 downloadable audiobooks.

More than 350 online classes

Magazines and comics.

Ancestry genealogy.

Arts and crafts video lessons.

Consumer Reports.

Language classes.

All available from home with your McMillan card. Don't have a card?  We'll get you one.  

More Resources

Reference USA - Source of information on businesses and people for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers.

Helpful Links - Links that we use at the library to common websites, helpful references and local sites including links to local government and elected officials.

On-Line Magazines Collections

  • General Magazines - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,700 magazines.
  • Business and Academic - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 5,000 business and academic magazines.
  • Medical - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,300 medical magazines and journals.
  • Consumer Reports - Full access to the Consumer Reports website with product ratings and articles.


  • General Magazines - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,700 magazines. Click on CITE to get the appropriate citation for your bibliography.
  • Learning Express  - Practice tests and tutorials, including PSAT, ACT, ASVAB and AP tests, MSOffice tutorials and much more.
  • Science Reference Center - Full-text science reference books, images, and periodicals for student and adult researchers.
  • History Reference Center - Full-text history reference resource for student and adult researchers.
  • Explora - A broad range of general information resources for the general public.
  • Britannica School - Encyclopedia content at elementary, middle and high school levels plus the Merriam Webster Dictionary and two Spanish-language encyclopedias, Britannica Moderna for older students and Britannica Escolar for younger students.
  • Britannica Library - Encyclopedia reference center for all ages.
  • NoveList Plus and Novelist K-8 - Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles. Helpful whether you are looking for something to read or preparing a report.
  • Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers - Daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 60 days as well as some historical papers.
  • Newspaper Source Plus - Full-text current newspapers and articles, plus television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
  • Newspapers World Collection - Historical newspapers from Wisconsin, the rest of the United States and other countries from the 1700s to the 2000s.
  • US Newstream - Current and archival news sources for the United States dating back to the 1980s.

For Business / Job Seekers

For Readers

  • Download EBooks/Audiobooks - Includes access to ebooks for Kindles, Nooks and other e-readers.
  • NoveList Plus - Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles.
  • Literary Reference Center - Biographies, bibliographies, critical articles about authors and books, perfect for readers and book clubs.
  • WorldCat - Search the contents of the world's libraries.
  • Book Club Kits - Multiple copies of popular titles available through Madison Public Library.

For Local History / Genealogy

For Teachers and Educators

  • Education Research Complete - Full text for more than 1,060 journals and 133 books and monographs.
  • Professional Development Collection - A highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
  • TeachingBooks - Resources connecting you and your students to book and author materials that meet your specific grade level and subject areas of interest.

Other On-Line Resources

  • Consumer Health Complete - Health and wellness reference books, encyclopedias, reports and fact sheets.
  • PBS Wisconsin Education - Video programs for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, available via streaming or download.
  • GreenFILE  - Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on the human impact on the environment.
  • LISTA - Index to librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, etc.
  • Auto Repair Source - Comprehensive auto repair database.

Don't worry about items you have checked out. We have extended due dates so there are no fines for overdue items. Anything on hold will remain so. We ask that you keep any checked out items for the duration. Our book drop remains open if you want them out of your house.