Research Your Family History

Search census images, access vital records, browse military records and search passenger lists and other immigration to find out more about your family's story. Ancestry Library Edition is available at Saint Paul Public Library location. You can use one of our computers or bring your own and connect to the library's WiFi network to get…
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The Most Popular Items of 2018

We've run the numbers for 2018, and library staff has put together lists of the most popular fiction books, non-fiction books, and DVDs in the library's collection. In the fiction category, readers love Minnesota authors like John Sandford and William Kent Krueger, who each have two titles in the top 25. The non-fiction list is topped…
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Learn to Use Online Resources with these Free Video Tutorials

The Library gives you free access to an ever-growing array of digital resources, including e-books from OverDrive and cloudLibrary, digital magazines from RBDigital, and downloadable audiobooks from cloudLibrary and RBDigital. You can also use the Library's online services to research your family tree, learn about how to repair your car, learn a new language, and much, much more. Keeping…
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OverDrive/Libby E-books Are Available in a Dyslexia-Friendly Font

Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem. OverDrive and the Libby app feature a dyslexic font option that is designed to make text easier to read for…
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Review Your Settings

Now that the library's new website and catalog have been available for 6 months (a big "hello!" to our 16,157 currently registered users!), take some time to check that your account settings are how you would like them. The catalog has some great tools for users to share lists, comments, and other information with each…
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Holiday Cooking Magazines Free to Download from RBDigital

Thanksgiving is fast approaching! If you are looking for recipes or inspiration for a holiday meal, RBDigital Magazines has you covered when your favorite cooking and entertaining magazines. The RBDigital collection has everything from Rachael Ray Every Day and Good Housekeeping to Bon Appetit and Martha Stewart Living. Find inspiration from cooking shows in Food…
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Saving Your Searches

Do you search for the same authors, topics, or keywords often? If so, you can save your favorite searches so you can run then again without having to re-create the search from scratch. For example, if you often search for books by Neil Gaiman, and you only want to see search results for physical books…
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