Research Databases

  • WorldCat

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Selected Websites

Twin Cities Public Libraries

Twin Cities Academic Libraries

  • CLICnet

    Shared online catalog for the libraries of Augsburg College, Bethel University and Seminary, Concordia University, Hamline University, University of Northwestern, St. Catherine University, and the University of St. Thomas.

  • MnPALS

    Search online library catalogs for Minnesota colleges, universities, special libraries, and government agencies.

  • University of Minnesota Libraries

    Search for books, journals, articles, and more available through the University of Minnesota.

Twin Cities Special Libraries

  • CALCO - Capitol Area Library Consortium

    State government libraries serving state employees and the public.

  • Hmong Resource Center Library

    A collection of Hmong-related books, periodicals, theses and dissertations, academic journal articles, newspaper articles and videos.

  • James J. Hill Center Historic Library

    Historic artifacts and exhibits accessible to the public during our regular business hours, pending Hill Center programs or closures due to private rentals.

  • Minnesota Historical Society Library

    Collections chronicling the history of Minnesota. This site provides information about the Society's collections, research tips, and access to the library's catalog and several indexes.

  • Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

    Information resources which support the legislative process and promote the understanding of state government, including a public policy collection and Minnesota state documents.

  • Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Resource Library

    Over 4,000 items on child development, child care business resources, early childhood curricula, training DVDs, and more. Many items are in Spanish, Hmong, Somali and other languages. Free and open to the public.

Law Libraries

  • Ramsey County Law Library

    Free law-related resources including books, journals, electronic databases, informational workshops and legal assistance. Law Library staff members are trained in legal research and can assist patrons in locating legal information in the library.

  • Minnesota State Law Library

    The state's principal legal resource center serving the judiciary and all branches of state and local government; the legal profession; other law, public and academic libraries; and the general public.

Minnesota Libraries & Library Agencies


    The Metropolitan Library Service Agency.
    Links to local libraries' web sites, summer reading program information, and other information about Twin Cities metropolitan area library resources.

  • Metronet

    Resources by and for Twin Cities metropolitan area librarians. Links to local libraries and library associations.

  • Minitex

    Network of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota libraries cooperating for efficient and effective service.

  • Minnesota Library Association

    The statewide organization representing all libraries and library workers.

  • Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

    Provides direct library service to pre-school age children to seniors with visual, physical and reading disabilities for whom conventional print is a barrier to reading.


    Search catalogs of libraries across Minnesota and place interlibrary loan requests for items not in the Saint Paul Public Library's collection.

  • Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress. The Library of Congress website includes American cultural history exhibits and catalogs of the Library's holdings.

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