Minnesota Parents Know

Resources on child development, parent education, child care and consumer safety information and includes links to Minnesota Department of Education and other trusted Web sites.

Minnesota Department of Education

Programs and services, information on graduation standards, and directories of schools and services statewide.


U.S. government Web site that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

Think Small

Childcare referrals, training, resource library, and tips for parents.

Child Care Aware of Minnesota

Statewide network of community agencies offering comprehensive, individualized  listings of child care and education options.

Bridge to Benefits

Multi-state project by Children's Defense Fund Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.

Virtual Reference Shelf

Online resources by category, compiled by the Library of Congress.

RBDigital Magazines

Read full digital copies of magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device!

Choose from many popular titles. There are no limits on how many issues you can check out and there are no due dates.

Mobile App

  • First, create your account using a web browser.
  • Download the app for Android, iOS, or  Kindle Fire.
  • Open the app and connect it to your account:
    • Select USA.
    • Enter your username or email address.
    • Select your library, if asked.
    • Enter your password and click Next.
    • To add additional profiles, tap Your Profiles and the tap the + sign.

The RBdigital app includes the library's online magazine subscriptions, as well as a collection of e-audiobooks.


Support and Frequently Asked Questions

State of Minnesota Department of Corrections Offender Locator

This search can be used to retrieve public information about adult offenders who have been committed to the Commissioner of Corrections, and who are still under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections (i.e. in prison, or released from prison and still under supervision).

Minnesota Trial Court Public Access (MPA) Remote View

Criminal, traffic, petty misdemeanor, civil, family, and probate case information.