Online Resources


The 50 States of the United States: Capital Cities and Information Links"
Any Day in History
Fast Facts
Information Please
Old Farmer's Almanac


Google Maps
Infoplease Atlas
MapQuest (USA)
REGIS (Regional Geographic Information System)
Time Zone Converter
U.S. Geological Survey


Ancestry "The Web's Best Bios"
Michigan Death Certificates from 1921 to 1939


Calendar Zone
Federal Holidays

Calendar Zone Federal Holidays

United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau - Michigan


Acronyms and Abbreviations
Dictionary Group
Different Languages
One Look Dictionaries

eBook & Audiobook Instructions

Overdrive & Libby
All links take you to the OverDrive website.
With OverDrive or Libby, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library’s digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card, and these three steps:

Getting started with OverDrive
Use these steps to get started with free ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your library or school:
1. Find your library or school
Find and open your library or school's digital collection using one of the following:

2. Borrow
Borrow a title from your library or school's digital collection. You'll need a valid library card or student ID to complete this step.

3. Enjoy
You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed ebooks to a Kindle device (U.S. libraries and schools only).
If you're on a computer, you may also be able to transfer titles to compatible ereaders or MP3 players. On your Bookshelf, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Read (read an eBook in your browser), Play, and Download (available for eBooks, audiobooks, music, and some videos).

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides below.
Quick-Start Guides by Device Type
Amazon Kindle eReader devices
Amazon Kindle Fire devices
Android devices
iOS devices (Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)
Kobo Tablets
Mac computers
Windows computers

How to Return My Borrowed Materials Early

Libby: an even easier version of Overdrive


The PatronsFirst™ mobile library. Digital collections of books, audio, video, and more from around the world. Curated by subject.

Self-publish your ebook at no cost!
After submitting to SELF-e, your ebook can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across your state or province. If your book is selected by Library Journal, it will also be available alongside other great indie reads in participating libraries across the U.S. and Canada.

Employment Seekers

I Lost My Job
Learning Express- Career and Test Prep
Build your resume!
Grade your resume
Write a Personal Statement
Michigan Works!
Michigan Talent
Financial Advising

Helpful Job Sites:
Live Career
Career Search
Job Application Center
Job Hunter's Bible- created by Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?


Britannica Online
Internet Public Library Encyclopedias


Internet Public Library
U.S. Gazetteer
World Factbook

Local Sports Information

 AYSO American Youth Soccer Organization

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Legal Self-Help


Michigan Legal Self-Help

Michigan Secretary of State

Michigan Secretary of State
Michigan Self Service Station
Michigan Driving Manual - English
Michigan Driving Manual - Spanish
VIN Lookup/Decoder

Michigan Unemployment

Unemployment Information

Mortgage and Financial Calculators

Mortgage Finance Calculator
Mortgage Calculator from

Movies, Music, TV, and More

A.V. Club
Rotten Tomatoes



ABYZ News Links (more than 16,400 news sources)  

Personal Finance

The Simple Dollar


Reader's Advisory

All About Romance
Black Coffee Fiction- Weekly Short Stories
BookList Reviews
BookPage Reviews
Book Reporter
Bookseer- a fun way to get Amazon recommendations, with a simple interface.
Chicago Tribune- Books
Common Sense Media- Provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
The Daily Beast
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature
Epic Reads- YA book recomendations 
*Fantastic Fiction - Author, Book, Series Information
Fierce Reads-  Discover the hottest new young adult books
Gnooks- Gnod is a self-adapting system that learns about the outer world by asking its visitors what they like and what they don't like.
January Magazine
*Literature MapDiscover Your Next Favorite Author
Michigan Authors and Illustrators
The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
Reading Group Choices
What's Next in the Series?
What Should I Read Next?
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) teen book finder database

*Indicates Staff Favorites

Tax and Legal Information

Federal Tax Forms, Instructions & Publications
Michigan Individual Tax Forms & Instructions

What's Your Michigan Library Worth to You?

Legal Forms
Michigan Legal Help

Telephone Directories

Kalamazoo Super Pages
Internet Public Library
White Pages
Yellow Pages

Van Buren County

Van Buren County Community Mental Health
Van Buren/Cass District Health Department


National Weather Service
The Weather Channel
Weather Underground