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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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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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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Study and Practice for Tests Online

You can study for and practice tests online, free with your library card! The Learning Express Library gives you access to nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books. Resources cover job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school…
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