Online Resources

Databases A ~ Z

The Mendocino County Library subscribes to several online databases which contain the full text of magazine and newspaper articles, test preps and other unique educational reference aids.

Please note:  A Mendocino County Library card is required to access these areas.

adult_learning_center-iconAdult Learning Center. Improve basic skills in reading, writing, & math, & prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam.





ancestryAncestry Library Edition. The world’s largest online resource for genealogy research is available at your local branch of Mendocino County Library.




AutoMate ButtonAutoMate Car Repair and Maintenance Information

Your source for the most current, accurate, authoritative auto service and repair information. YouTube tutorial on using Automate.



career-centerCareer Center. Exam preparation, career exploration, & improve skills.






college-centerCollege Center. Helps college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, & get ready for graduate school entrance exams.





college-prepCollege Prep Center. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.





Access articles from Consumer Reports!



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discover-and-go-logo_rgb_7-2013-transparentDiscover & Go. Free & discounted tickets to Northern California museums for library card holders!




duolingoDuoLingo. Free language learning resource for Spanish, Danish, Irish, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch.




elementary-school-exploraElementary Schools Explora. Learning for primary school students.





GrantFinder. Search for grants.

Access to GrantFinder is free to Mendocino County Library patrons. Patrons can access GrantFinder from any compatible device with internet access, using the credentials below. Patrons can also access the database at any of our branch locations by requesting log-in information from staff.

GrantFinder is an incredibly user-friendly database of grants and foundation funding for municipalities and non-profit entities.

To log in, please use one of the four username and password combinations below. Please note that usernames and passwords are case-sensitive. You can not copy and paste the usernames and passwords, as the program will not recognize them as valid – they must be typed in manually.

Username Password MCLIB1 MCLIB2 MCLIB3 MCLIB4

PLEASE NOTE: GrantFinder does not work on some older browsers – make sure your browser is up-to-date. Searches saved to the accounts provided will not be retained – we recommend downloading & saving your searches.


high-school-equivalencyHigh School Equivalency. Prepare for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams, with practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks.





high-school-exploraHigh Schools Explora. Research for high school students.




Legal Information Reference Center. Legal Books featuring articles and forms from Nolo Press.



LyndaLearn a new skill online! is the leading online learning company that offers video courses taught by industry experts to learn business, technology, and creative skills through award-winning video tutorials that are available online anytime, anywhere.



middle-school-exploraMiddle Schools Explora. Research for middle school students.




newsbankNewsBank. Online access to The Fort Bragg Advocate, The Ukiah Daily Journal, the Willits News, and worldwide news.


Subscribe to our email newsletters suggesting new books on your favorite topics!  From the experts at NoveList Plus.


Points of View.points-of-view Debate, anyone?






exploraPublic Libraries Explora. Research newspaper and magazine articles.



novelist-k-8NoveList K-8 Plus.

Looking for a good book?



novelist-plusNoveList Plus.
Book recommendations from the Readers’ Advisory.



recursosRecursos para Hispanohablantes. Mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser cuidadano estadounidense.





School Center. Help for students in elementary, middle, and high school – improve skills, extra help with assignments and test preparation.





small-businessSmall Business Reference Center. Tools for the entrepreneur.



Other Helpful Links

The following links are helpful community links and do not require a library card to access:

govpaynetGovPayNet   Pay your Library fines online (fees may apply)




Mendocino County Law Library law-library–Need to do some legal research or look for legal forms online?  Mendocino County Law Library is open to the public and offers a wide variety of Legal Reference Materials, Standard California Court Forms, etc.  Please note: staff is only available to assist patrons but are not allowed to offer legal advice.





irsTax Forms   beginning Feb 1 through April 15 of each year the library stocks a number of tax forms e.g. 1040s, 1040Es, etc.  Other forms not on hand at the Library can be accessed online at the IRS’ website.  Don’t have a printer?  As a public service, all branches of the County Library are offering to print individual forms free of charge.  Due to the high cost of printing, we are unable to print entire booklets but they can usually be found at the Library Reference Desk as well as online at



State of California Franchise Tax Board

For all your State of California tax questions.



Health and Wellness


medlineplus-300x89MedlinePlus  a great online health resource tool



Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for Californiaaffordable-care-act-logo  the place for Californians to go to compare and set-up their healthcare coverage.