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Digital Libraries & Collections

Wish you could go do some experiments at a science museum but can’t go?
These websites have given you a chance to EXPLORE without leaving your own home.
Watch one of the Omni-Theaters movies from your own home or explore an exhibit from one of the museums.
There is so much to see. Don’t miss it!


If you are interested in space and science, NASA has an
e-book collection available to the public for free. Their website also contains multiple educational resources to explore.

International Children's Digital Library

This online library has over 4,000 children’s books from around the world in a multitude of languages. If you are looking for tales from around the world or if you are learning a new language this is a place to stop by. 


Produced by the Academy of American Poets, Poets.org has a large selections of poems available to read, including poem-a-day.  Check out their selection, fall in love with a few poems.

The Internet Archive

Not an archive of the internet, but an archive on the internet. It’s a “non-profit library of millions of free book, movies, software, music, websites, and more.” access old radio shows, early computer games, TV shows and over 23 million books. 

Digital Public Library of America

A collection of digital copies of original materials from various university libraries around the US.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg “is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.”

U. of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Collections

the UWDC contains millions of images, books, maps, recordings, documents and more from across the UW, Wisconsin and the world. Enjoy learning more about our stat’s past by browsing this collection.


HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.” While many books on HaithiTrust requires and institutional membership reading online is free.

Library of Congress digital Collections

The Library of Congress has multiple collections available online, consisting of over 2 million scans of historic books, photos and other materials. This includes a large selection of historic children’s books, Abrham Lincoln’s Ppaers and a collection of Folk songs from Michigan and Wisconsin.

Don't Forget Libby

Where you can Access the Wisconsin Digital Library. Just have your BARRON PUBLIC LIBRARY card ready!